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Old Hippies Save the Day

   Wallowing around in fields of flowers

    Able to grove on the beauty of a weed.

 

    Where have the hippy days gone?

     What is with all the uptight people?

 

      I want us all to mellow…

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Added by Zanelle on December 5, 2012 at 7:30pm — 14 Comments

Chased By The Light

Swimming up, close… from something

Warm and intimate.

Urgent now, and so good.

Known to me. Her face is…

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Added by Harp on December 5, 2012 at 7:25pm — 6 Comments

Conversation with JMac

I cannot call it an interview. The best word that I could come up with was "conversation." And what a delight it was! The second half of our session together morphed into a bull session. We both knew that would happen. He reserved the right to ask me questions as well when we discussed the idea of recording a conversation.

JMac1949, one of my favorite bloggers of all time, has been around the horn and then some. He…

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Added by Stephen Brassawe on December 5, 2012 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

Setbacks

Dear Tony,

I haven’t written in a while because I have had some of my own setbacks which I needed to deal with.

Setback. That doesn’t make my current project a failure. It doesn’t mean that I need to permanently restrict my activities or make drastic changes. It means exactly what it is. Set. Back. It usually means I need to take a few steps backwards, need to slow down, need to lie low for a little while. Need to regroup. It depends of the project, of course, but it usually…

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Added by Ariose Osciola on December 5, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Coping with Trauma

Dear Tony,

I know you have some serious trauma in your past which you think about often. I do, too. The majority of people with mental illness do. How it affects our illness is difficult to understand.

Facing this has been difficult for me. Often it is difficult to think about. If I try to write or say precisely what happened I fall apart. I can only deal with little pieces at a time. Even now.

That does not mean I can't improve.

One serious issue is the guilt…

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Added by Ariose Osciola on December 5, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Starting to Change

Dear Tony,

I know that changing things is very difficult. You just need to start something. Anything. Anything that you can do right now.

The first step is almost always the most difficult. Once you have started, you will be able to move on and go further. You will see more possibilities, more things that you can do. But just taking that first step is the most difficult.

Chances are you fuction better at certain times or in certain locations or under other very specific…

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Added by Ariose Osciola on December 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Sherlock Holmes and the Texas Adventure is now listed on Amazon

My new book, Sherlock Holmes and the Texas Adventure, is now listed on Amazon.com here:

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Added by Dicky Neely on December 5, 2012 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

When Family Worlds Collide

I clicked on Mary T. Kelly's link about a docuseries focusing on blended families.  While my own situation isn't a reflection of their theme, it is part of the bigger part and parcel of modern family life.  They are looking to find blending families that come from entirely different backgrounds.  Kind of like Wife Swap for Remarriage with Kids.  

I think this will…

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Added by Oryoki Bowl on December 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

ORDINARY HEROES

   Contrary to our human tendency to romaticize, and even idolize mere…

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Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on December 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

REALITY AS MYTH: A NEW PARADIGM

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Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on December 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Buy this book or Jacob Marley will kick your ass!

OK, so it's a good book. Uh huh. So what? Lotsa good books, ya know? I don't have a lotta time. Busy man. Why should I read this particular book?

 

Huh? Yeah, I know Chicago. Capone. Crooked politics. Wind. Cubs hahaha. I know all that, but I ain't from Chicago. The book's…

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Added by Matt Paust on December 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — 16 Comments

Give Me A Break, It's Christmas

        Like so many other people, I find myself involved on a number of outside boards and committees.  I mean, I didn’t just wake up one morning and 'low and behold' there I was with all these attachments.  Nope, I did it to myself.  I joined or accepted positions on the committees and boards on which I currently serve.  However, without a doubt I find I am greatly rewarded by the things that are done in my community as a result of these organizations, so I guess that reward makes it worth…

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Added by Dan C. Boutwell on December 5, 2012 at 11:30am — 16 Comments

I am the wood stove fire-making queen

I hate to be cold.  I hate paying huge propane bills.  So, therefore I have become the wood stove fire-making queen.  Wet wood?, no problem.  Wet kindling?, no problem.  I can get our Blaze King roaring.  

What starts out in November, sometimes October, is the thrill in warming your entire home with only one device - the wood stove.  We live on 6 wooded acres with mainly live oak and pines.  Mother Nature does her part every few years when huge branches to entire trees fall down…

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Added by Beckola on December 5, 2012 at 11:28am — 5 Comments

Why Christmas has become a Universal Holiday!

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Why…

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Added by fred hallman on December 5, 2012 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Brubeck RIP

To all fans of jazz,

Just picked this up from Yahoo, Dave Brubeck died today at age ninety.  End of an era, so let's "Take Five" and remember:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on December 5, 2012 at 10:50am — 16 Comments

Hello before the apocalypse visit my truth in advertising store.

Hi some of you might remember me from Open Salon which now seems to have completely shut down. For those of you who haven't noticed they now claim, "OpenSalon is down for a moment, as we upgrade its underlying architecture. Sit back, relax, and check back in a few minutes." Exactly what this means remains to be seen and I am as skeptical as any of you. For What it is worth I am now posting at Blogspot if they do…

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Added by Zachery S Taylor on December 5, 2012 at 9:23am — 6 Comments

Sorting out my Clothes

       It started out innocently enough.  I couldn't find anything in my dresser drawers and so I started piling things on the bed determined to spend this grey morning inside making order out of chaos.  I am happy to say the whole thing went very well. …

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Added by Zanelle on December 5, 2012 at 8:56am — 7 Comments

Berwynn Salt is a Thoughtful Man

Township Clerk:

“By what means, Sir, do you intend to make this journey.”…

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Added by Harp on December 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Cowards: The Senate Votes Against the Persons-with-Disabilities anti-Discrimination Treaty

    
 
     While I wore rather ungainly leg braces pretty much from the time I could walk through first grade, I don't recall needing unusual accommodations at school or elsewhere. In any case, none would have been available at my mid-50s affluent suburban grade school had I needed them. The reasons I delighted in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act…
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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on December 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 28 Comments

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