May 2013 Blog Posts (297)

GETTING THE RUST OUT PART TWO

Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against…

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Added by mary gravitt on May 29, 2013 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

For The Remainder Of Its Rolling

My daughter and I went bowling today before her flight back to school. We had no coupons. The place was empty on a Wednesday morning. The shoe rental cost more than our lunch of misplaced stale sandwich and... cold fries. But having a throw was fun and the company even better.

Heaving a bowling ball should be happy and carefree, and the physics are easy; simply throw a weighted orb and for a time it flies before gravity sucks it down to the earth where it spends the remainder of its…

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Added by Macco on May 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vaslav and Igor's Big Adventure, One Hundred Years Ago Today

A faithful reproduction of the original Rite of Spring production

Once upon a time, exactly one hundred years ago this very day (Wednesday, May 29, 2013), two young men stood on the left wing of a Parisian concert hall stage.…

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Added by Steve S on May 29, 2013 at 11:29am — 2 Comments

A Mother Fights to Save Her Daughter's Life

If Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is wiped out in our lifetime, Liza Kramer will have had something to do with it. Kramer has been working toward a cure since her daughter Emily was diagnosed with the disease at 6 weeks.

CF is a progressive genetic disease primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. It causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs, leading to life-threatening infections. Currently, there is no cure.

So what do you do when your baby girl is diagnosed with a…

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Added by Roz Warren on May 29, 2013 at 6:52am — No Comments

People of the Book - 31st Scroll of the Second Book

The Thirty First Scroll

“Walk to me,” she’d said, so I pushed myself up from the bed and fell on one knee.  My legs and feet were still pins and needles.  I wasn’t dreaming.…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on May 29, 2013 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Mom's House

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Added by Zanelle on May 28, 2013 at 9:13pm — 8 Comments

Pay Attention, Dammit.

My last cancer-related post focused on my perception of myself measured against my  perception of others and my perception of others measured against my perception of others’ perception of me.

Yeah, you gotta untangle that one, but you know I’m right.

I’ve been quiet here lately, some due to chemo-brain where I can’t hold an organized thought pattern long enough to…

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Added by Jewellya on May 28, 2013 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

AMERICAN HELLTH CARE - why you STAND for this?

Couple weeks ago I did a post about how while visiting Seattle with my younger daughter she realized she'd left one of her pill bottles behind.  Drug store wouldn't deal with her doc long distance (only with docs in B.C.), and Emergency Care sent us to the hospital ER cuz they don't deal with travel insurance.  Hospital was okay with it.  But they wanted $349 direct payment.  My daughter did so by Visa, expecting to come home & collect from insurance.  In return she got a quick…

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Added by Myriad on May 28, 2013 at 6:39pm — 10 Comments

Luring the Recluse

A 17-year-old Hungarian girl lured chess champ Bobby Fischer out of seclusion with a letter that began “I would like to sell you the world’s best vacuum cleaner!  Now that I have your interest, turn the page.”

                                            Endgame, Frank Brady



Fischer:  “That is one bitchin’ cool vacuum you’ve got there!”

CORNISH, New Hampshire.  I have come here, like so many other disaffected youths…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Current Company

Is my beliefs what makes me

what I am

I wonder maybe I should…

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Added by M. C. Sears on May 28, 2013 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

Keeping Out the Dinks

It was one of those personal moments that you look back on in your life and say, a la Yogi Berra, I came to a fork in the road–and didn’t take it.



Private men’s club, Boston, 1868

 

A guy I worked with had grown to like me and so he extended to me the highest compliment a WASP is capable of; he invited me to join his private men’s club on Boston’s Beacon Hill.

“Thanks,” I said, genuinely appreciative of his gesture as the young social…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 28, 2013 at 4:44am — 3 Comments

LIBRE JUAN VALDEZ!

 
 
      
                                                                                                                                                                                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     When I changed photos here a friend pointed out the edgy and so…
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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on May 28, 2013 at 3:22am — 25 Comments

Memorial Day what our troops must think of the President

By Doc Vega

We are in a turmoil right…

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Added by Doc Vega on May 27, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Raised Wild.

It rained all day, so the momentary break in the storm was a lovely after-dinner gift. …
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Added by Din Mutha on May 27, 2013 at 9:20pm — 13 Comments

Juan Jose Guiraldes, Gaucho Jaywalking Cop

BOSTON.  This city, often referred to as the “Athens of America,” sometimes by non-residents, is famous for many things; the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, the first use of ether to remove a tooth, the first three-point basket in NBA history by Chris Ford.…

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Added by Con Chapman on May 27, 2013 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

My First Video

I took my latest poem and made it into a Video Poem. 

Added by Gary Czerwinski on May 27, 2013 at 5:23pm — 4 Comments

My Evening in a Flying Saucer



Okay, not really. It's just that I kept thinking that. It was suggested that we close our eyes, listen, and meditate in whatever way we do it, and evidently that's how I do it.

I was at a crystal bowl concert. That's BOWL, not ball. And no, it didn't involve bowling with crystal balls. (Everyone knows crystal balls don't have thumb holes.)…

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Added by Myriad on May 27, 2013 at 3:55pm — 14 Comments

Fiction Weekend Prompt and Stories List for 5/31-6/2 2013

This week's prompt is:

Write a story from the point of view of a snake.

The prompt was inspired by this writing contest that I really encourage you guys to check out!  

 

NOTE: IF YOU WRITE SOMETHING FOR THE CONTEST, DO NOT POST IT ONLINE - THEY DON'T ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED ONLINE OR IN…

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Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on May 27, 2013 at 1:02pm — 2 Comments

Eminess is Back in Charge

"Jesus H. Christ!  All I'm trying to do it pick up a 100- foot, dry garden hose and put it into my Herbie Curbie."

Those were the words I murmured under my barely-there breath as I leaned against the dark green dumpster waiting for -- no, praying for -- a second wind. 

There are so many possible explanation for this decidedly new weakness of mine, it's hard to know where to begin.

I am in my late sixties.  My octogenarian mother…

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Added by L in the Southeast on May 27, 2013 at 12:59pm — 5 Comments

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