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Always Out Front.... Anyway

            I know a coast; or knew a coast before I changed from former colony to republic close to a coast I can never know half as well as I knew the one I knew. I was no less out front there as I am here, where I walked on knowing rank to be a smell, to begin, yet again, at the oceans edge.

             Maybe eight years out front in a bigger role is enough time to have an opinion, but having been the native son of a place where people who did not know it called the shots, I don’t…


Added by Robert B. James on June 19, 2019 at 8:34am — 2 Comments


     What the neoteric nomenclature classifies as “Cluster B” Personality Disorders, namely that of “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” and “Antisocial Personality Disorder”, back in the 'day' of our Lord's brief yet profound tenure on this earthen expanse, was merely designated as “evil” and “evildoing” and…


Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on June 18, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ice Age Wolf Discovered Fully Preserved in Russian Permafrost

Ice Age Wolf Discovered Fully Preserved in Russian Permafrost:  The decapitated head of a 40,000-year-old wolf subspecies, has been discovered intact in northern Russia - with its ears, fangs, brain and tongue perfectly preserved in the permafrost.  Scientists believe the animal may have been a wolf queen in her pack, who was beheaded after telling the hungry wolves…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 18, 2019 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

One Flew Under Radar

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Added by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Tolerance and Bigots

Tolerance implies a sense of superiority.

I don't think it is thought of that way very often.

Intolerance is not so terribly different because it is another way of thinking that implies superiority. Most of us recognize that a person who repeatedly spews their intolerance towards thinking that is different than their own is guilty of bigotry. Maybe it's lesser than that. Maybe it is just small mindedness.

Indifference is the ability to go on without caring what…


Added by alsoknownas on June 18, 2019 at 2:20pm — 6 Comments

The Denial of White / Straight / Centrist / Male / Judeo-Christian Privilege

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Although I expect 99.999999% of the people who read this to go though denial/anger/"yeah, but they hit me back FIRST!" histrionics, unless you are an atheistic, female, true Progressive, LGBTQ, person of color, they have ALL benefited greatly from their privilege and will defend it to their dying breath.

There has been some great examples of this behavior recently right here.  There have…


Added by Safe Bet's Amy on June 18, 2019 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Where Jaws was Filmed

Bright red ankle skin shinned her alabaster legs, and the sun was white over here, here, high noon to the left over the beach. I fluffed the towel over her just-beginning-to-sting redness. You should know the girls and I sat knees up--now and again prone, relaxing on Navarre Beach. From our vantage the sun was to the left nearly centered. If you are on the internet you may wish to search elsewhere for beach images, maybe in Google images, and find…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 11:19am — 6 Comments


Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine…


Added by mary gravitt on June 18, 2019 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

Sequential 4th of July 1963 09*JAN*09

We'd parked the burnt sienna '59 Chevy, the one with the cat's-eye tail lights, in the shade at the curb under an elm tree. The day promised to heat up, and we had decided to take a city bus ride to the Great Circus Parade rather than challenge the unknowns of a huge crowd and parking problems or risk walking on and on too far away. Our family's women usually made such decisions. Mom was pregnant, big for only five months, her mother was fond of saying.…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

I’m Not A Buddhist

              Maybe Jesus was. I am a historian, so I am trained not to be attached to any version of the past. We guess at it, but work hard at being objective. We gather data and make up stories to connect the dots. Stories, to us, are stories; not marching orders. 

               Im not a Buddhist, but I have stolen from them, and many others too, in order to make up stories that are just guesses at best. I’m pretty sure that they are not offended. I love stories. I love listening…


Added by Robert B. James on June 18, 2019 at 7:42am — 5 Comments

2 Questions for Kosh and Jon

There's a huge difference between white people who happen to be Jewish and Jewish people who happen to be white...

There is no appreciable rhetorical difference between:

"...the Jews of the 1960’s went to the streets but the Jews of 2019 don’t..."


"...Jews, as a group, cannot be counted on to take the fight to the…


Added by Ron Powell on June 18, 2019 at 2:30am — 9 Comments

Trump's Order Trimming Science Advisory Panels Sparks Outrage

Trump's Order Trimming Science Advisory Panels Sparks Outrage:  Former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Interior Department as well as environmentalists, are blasting a new executive order signed by President Trump late Friday evening, as a stealthy measure…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 17, 2019 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

The Advantage Of Disadvantage

              I am certain the best of what I am grew out of the hardships that I had no choice but to plow through numb as I could keep myself and still function at the assigned tasks. 

               The gift of a paid for doublewide in the hills above the bay, and sixty two years of life, I am grateful for. The higher level of play I know for certain exists has batted me about tremendously . I am wounded, but not dead when I should or could easily have been so. There is always…


Added by Robert B. James on June 17, 2019 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

3 Sentences for For Ron & Kosh: When Minorities Absorb a Culture's Bigotry

We know what happens when, over time, minorities absorb a dominant culture's bigotry.

Even predominantly Black juries, and all over this nation, are more likely to dish the death penalty when murder victims are white regardless of the race of the defendants.

Black jurors have imbibed the sad and sickening idea that white lives,…


Added by Jonathan Wolfman on June 17, 2019 at 5:00am — 31 Comments

Trump Tells George Stephanopoulos He’s An Honest Guy

Trump Tells George Stephanopoulos He’s An Honest Guy:  During his now infamous interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, President Trump kept returning to the topic of the Mueller Report - claiming that he “likes the truth,” he’s actually "an honest guy” and that he…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 16, 2019 at 7:50pm — 4 Comments

LO;}ng Ago and Far Away (Vignette)

[LO;}ng Ago and Far Away (Vignette) (Sequential fiction—Stateside Vietnam Era a/k/a Resilient Nam Era Hippies a/k/a Leftover Nam Era Hippies—best read with thumb out and little finger out—surf’s up somewhere)}

Eden in the summer of 1967 may have been the center of the universe. You cannot disprove that and neither can I. The GOTUS had declared that the boys of America were old enough to kill but “not for voting”.

Mom and…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 16, 2019 at 11:10am — 6 Comments

Greeting of the Day

Added by Ron Powell on June 16, 2019 at 10:08am — No Comments

Go Big or Go Home


1: of, relating to, or providing for many things at once

2: containing or including many items an omnibus bill

The House of Representatives should pass An Omnibus Bill of Impeachment against:  the President, his senior staff, and the entire cabinet for

Violations of Oaths of Office

Violation of the Constitution



Added by Ron Powell on June 16, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

...disappearing into the ether

so another site seems the 'blogging' phase may have run its course.since Open i've been on here and another site which recently of the members of that joint started a new one which at this point seems to be going nowhere.not surprised,the topics that are most prevalent are race,religion,politics.subjects which many,like me,have little to no interest in.on Open,there was many writings about everyday problems,suggested solutions,entertaining stories,good…


Added by Steel Breeze on June 16, 2019 at 8:15am — 13 Comments

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