May 2017 Blog Posts (273)

1-Sentence: Jared 'n Ollie

Jared Kushner and his network of witting or unwitting spies will, as the truth of these breathtaking games outs, will move even the most churlish to regard, say, Ollie North a national hero. …


Added by Jonathan Wolfman on May 27, 2017 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Feminist Gift-Shopping is Man's Work

High school graduation time is here, which means that over-achieving young women across America are preparing for the next phase of their lives–matriculation (which is not as painful as it sounds) at an expensive four-year liberal arts college. One of them is the daughter of friends.…


Added by Con Chapman on May 27, 2017 at 3:55am — No Comments

Been awhile

It's been a few days.  This Parkinson like thing going on right now…


Added by Michael Todd Cheeseman on May 27, 2017 at 3:54am — 2 Comments

Melania Trump Wears $51,500 Jacket to Meet G7 Spouses

Melania Trump Wears $51,500 Jacket to Meet G7 Spouses:  Melania Trump raised a few eyebrows when she wore a bright, floral $51,500 Dolce & Gabbana jacket to meet with her fellow G7 spouses in Sicily this week, a sum which is more than most Americans make in an entire…


Added by Johnny Robish on May 26, 2017 at 9:39pm — 4 Comments




Added by The Songbird on May 26, 2017 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

All You Need is Love

I have been antsy for the past couple of days, jazzed up for no good reason that I could think of. I slept for about 15 hours last night because the flip side of jazzed is sleep. The jazzy hit again as I was killing time at work today. I had a counseling appointment at 2:00 p.m., and everything in me was saying to skip it and go home and mow. Counseling was supposed to get over at 3:00 but it is always late,…


Added by Phyllis on May 26, 2017 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments


David Callahan in The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age (2017) explains how philanthropy is now an economic racket for control of American society.  Callahan states that decades ago, in the…


Added by mary gravitt on May 26, 2017 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

I Wish I Had a Photographic Memory

The attentive reader notes that the quote preamble to these endeavors (not, alas, here on Our Salon, or I can't figure out how to do it!) has changed structure some over the years. These days, the top few are (semi-)permanent, while the middle change every now and again as part of the housecleaning, while the last turns over on Sunday (if I remember!).

Among the permanent is the quote from Ernst Haas ("They wished to dance in a circle. I wished to dance solo./1983"), which he spoke…


Added by Robert Young on May 26, 2017 at 9:12am — No Comments

My Artsy-Fartsy Robot Pal

An Art Degree Could Give You a Leg Up on the Robots

Submishmash, linking to article on Quartz

“Thanks, but I’m actually dating Julio.  And Evan.”

We were sitting in Life Drawing 101 when I noticed the new guy roll into the back of class.  He was sleek, with a steely look, although I couldn’t tell if it was actually titanium.  So many of the newer bots are…


Added by Con Chapman on May 26, 2017 at 4:27am — No Comments




Added by The Songbird on May 25, 2017 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Trump Pushes His Way to the Front of NATO Leaders

Trump Pushes His Way to the Front of NATO Leaders:  People around the world are expressing shock at how US President Donald Trump appears to shove Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Marković out of the way in order to get to the front of the line during a tour of the NATO Headquarters.  OK, but in his defense, he may have thought it was the lunch line.…


Added by Johnny Robish on May 25, 2017 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

Rolando's Way Declassified

Sometimes I write for therapy, to help me move past something. Actually, I mostly write for that. Sometimes it works, a lot of times it doesn't and it simply becomes part of a larger festering. That is what happened with my…


Added by cheshyre on May 25, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Not Too Old To Dream

None of us are too old to dream.

I dream about taking off without a map.

My cat dreams about being out on her own some day too.

We connect in that regard despite the reality that it may not happen soon.

It's just a dream.


I was headed back from the veterinarian's this a.m with my Bengal and had the community college jazz station on. Nat King Cole was singing an old classic with violinist Stuff Smith accompanying.



Added by alsoknownas on May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm — 24 Comments

One sentence post: Profound observation about gay marriage by a retiring Conservative rabbi who changed his mind over time

"Part of my evolution, part of the world's evolution, is it's not about sex, it's about love."

Rabbi Eli Havivi, Temple Beth David, Greensboro, NC

Added by koshersalaami on May 25, 2017 at 11:01am — 92 Comments

A Cynical Question for a Thursday.

What do you wanna bet that this A-hole gets elected?

...and here's the video:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on May 25, 2017 at 7:30am — 20 Comments

What We Talk About When We Talk About Photosynthesis

Minimalist/realist short-story writer Raymond Carver was fired from his job as an editor of science textbooks because of his inappropriate writing style.


Photosynthesis is an important process. I mean it’s extremely important. It’s the source of food for almost all organisms on earth. Except for Doreen, my wife, who lives on cheese curls and diet soda except when we have company over. Which isn’t all that often. Her brother,…


Added by Con Chapman on May 25, 2017 at 4:30am — 10 Comments

Question for a Thursday

This is somewhat of a follow up to the question I raised on Tuesday:

Is having any job better than having no job at all?

Added by Ron Powell on May 25, 2017 at 12:11am — 16 Comments

Housing Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty is a State of Mind

Housing Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty is a State of Mind:  In a recent SiriusXM interview, Trump Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told reporter and close friend Armstrong Williams that “poverty - to a large extent, is a state of mind.”…


Added by Johnny Robish on May 24, 2017 at 8:44pm — 7 Comments

No Nightmares (No Astrology in this one...)

I have had a switch in my dreams for the past few weeks. It started with a conscious decision to not remember them. I was spending too much time thinking about my dreams: dissecting the imagery, pondering the action, trying to find meaning in the script. It wasn't getting me anywhere that I wanted to go, and so I decided that my brain could dream all it wanted to and I was going to…


Added by Phyllis on May 24, 2017 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

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