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10 Rainy Day Streaming Netflix Suggestions

Central Cast of Workaholics

I'm not professing that the following programs…


Added by Beth Mann on September 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Problem-Solving: Not the Time for Debating Blame

You’ve seen it on these pages many times.  One of our fellow bloggers who writes almost exclusively about current events or politics attempts to lay out for our consideration a solution to one of the world’s diciest problems.  And soon someone swoops in and wants to rehash the whys, wherefores, and especially, the whos that lead to the dilemma in the first place.

I learned early in my career as a manager of people that the one thing that prevents reaching solutions to almost…


Added by L in the Southeast on September 28, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Second Chances

Yesterday I drove in after work to sit with the husband again, expecting to find him still anxious to go home, only to see him lying in pain, belly bloated and almost whimpering in his need for relief.

I stopped a nurse and they came in and told him they could give him no more pain medicine but they could give him ativan, which I had to hunt them down one more time to…


Added by Lunchlady on September 28, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Oil For Olive

New  Release 2012.

If you haven't read it yet... Here it is.

Oil For Olive

Enjoy the fall with a fun and steamy read and thanks for all your support!

Oh this is the R rated version!


Added by TG DE VORE on September 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Struck with Terror

It was sometime in the late 80s. The years blend together now but I was working for a major woman’s specialty retailer then in Chicago. I had been plucked from the Plains of Missouri.  The Kansas City Plaza store to be exact.  It was  my brief introduction to what would be a very exciting future in the Windy City. I am forever grateful to Mr. Drain for choosing me out of hundreds of applicants that waited all day,…


Added by TG DE VORE on September 28, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

It Takes a Village to Perpetuate the Species

One of the unwritten duties of anyone working in public education is preventing parents murdering their children. This duty is implicit, if not explicit, in all public education contracts from the Custodians right up through the Principal. Nowhere is this more necessary than on a High school campus.


So it was this morning, when answering the main phone line for our over-worked Front Office staff, I did my…


Added by Carole Reardon on September 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

on losing one’s mind, and finding it again

This is how most of this week month has been:

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Out of focus. Meaning, the things that are actually deeply important to me? Uhhhhhhhh….…

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Added by sarah brennan on September 27, 2012 at 6:04pm — 11 Comments

...that is the question...

We have the right to breathe only because we took our first breath. But at any time, though no fault of our own, that right can be taken way. So long as we breathe, it is each of our prerogative to seek the happiest life which can be afforded to us.

If chance and fate have it that today is a Good Day for you or I, I do not wish to think it is due to a finicky deity seeking to bestow his blessings.…


Added by Jewellya on September 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments



In the mid seventies, Holocaust survivors were very much alive and engaged in rebuilding their lives, but the past was not so distant. This is inspired by a true story.



Marc Chagall's Wedding   (a painting)   1910  …


Added by Sheila Luecht on September 27, 2012 at 1:33pm — 12 Comments

My First Winter-The Grand Adventure

My wife and I were married in 2001 and in the intervening years we have many of what my love likes to refer to as “Adventures”.  One of our biggest adventures began five years ago when we took the plunge and decided to relocate to Missouri from Texas, the place where I was born and raised.

  Our move here was prompted by two desires. First and foremost Mel wanted desperately to be closer to her only sister and her mother who already lived near the small town of Doniphan. Secondly, she…


Added by David McClain on September 27, 2012 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

Lights Out!

Lites out

You are headed for a probation Mr.

I'm calling Clean House.

Once he found that damn blog spot, seriously...

The cleanliness of our home, with both of us writing, is now speeding  towards an episode of Hoarders.

Added by TG DE VORE on September 27, 2012 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

For My Daughter, On Her 18th Birthday

                Today is my favorite Buckeye’s 18th birthday. Normally, this is when parents update their Facebook status with an overly-sugary, sappy display of ridiculously exaggerated love for their child: “Happy Birthday to the bestest child who has ever walked the face of the earth. I can barely imagine how the world survived prior to you being born. Everyone should thank G-d, on this day, for bringing you into their lives.” Not me, however, for at least three main…


Added by Andy Wolfenson on September 27, 2012 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

Can I Be Myself on OurSalon?

Can I be me again here? PatienceP as some of you may have known me. I really like being Patience. I didn't like having to change my name, losing all those who followed me, messaged me and befriended me. I had to change it though, had to make up an alias, take on a different style of writitng so HE wouldn't find me again.

He, the one that I had married so many years ago and his ex wife that left hurtful comments each time I wrote a new story. I guess I should have been expecting it…


Added by Patience on September 27, 2012 at 7:47am — 9 Comments

Fear Not

[FEAR for those who want it is now available 24/7!]


Oh selfish we

pray to the fear

pray to the constant…


Added by TG DE VORE on September 27, 2012 at 6:05am — 1 Comment

first graveside visit yesterday


I visited her grave yesterday, a brown rectangular mound, stoneless and new. She was in the damp, cooling wind and the sway of the old tree's leaves, the gathering dusk and blanket of clouds moving north above my head. Just as we parked, alone in the small cemetery, the rain began, a few small drops, a few more. My younger son walked with me to her place, space, her body's home, then he turned and ran back to the truck on tiptoes, letting out an exuberant yelp through the…


Added by Heidibeth on September 26, 2012 at 9:35pm — 4 Comments

Starry Night

I don't remember how old I was when it first happened. It was nothing I had planned, nothing I had even practiced. Suddenly, I was just...doing it. It was exhilarating. I remember feeling so free and happy. When it first started, I could never sustain it for very long. And I could never do it when it was light out. Something about the glaring visibility of the day made it impossible. I did try, but I always faltered, as if the sun took the power away from me.

But night. At night I…


Added by lemonpulp on September 26, 2012 at 9:07pm — 4 Comments

Toward Establishing a Palestinian State

originally published on Sept. 26, 2012 on Open Salon. 

This really is about the clearest path I see toward the formation of a Palestinian state. This post has no other agenda - it is dedicated to that problem and that problem only. 

So you want to establish a Palestinian state. OK. So do I. 

How are we going to get there from here?

Before I begin to answer that question, I’m going to talk about what this post is about and…


Added by koshersalaami on September 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Election 2012: Voter Fraud?? & My Confession to a 40 Year Old Crime


Election 2012…Voter Fraud??: Just in time for the November Presidential election, 30 states…


Added by JMac1949 Memories on September 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Do You Measure Success?

I was told many times in my life I would never be a success, I believe the phrase was: “You’ll never amount to anything.”  I heard it so often, I started to believe it. My parents never encouraged me, never pushed me, never expected great things from me, in turn I didn’t expect great things from me either.

How does one measure success? Is it by how much money you have? How many children you have? How many times you have or haven’t been married? How many friends you have? What sort of…


Added by Barbara Weicksel on September 26, 2012 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Mitt Romney's Home Movie

Thank you for that warm welcome.  It’s great to be here in Ohio on the first day of Oktoberfest. You may think that, because I’m not allowed to drink liquor, I don’t understand beer drinkers, but that’s not true.  I have several friends who are brewery owners. 

Did you see my interview on Univision?  I thought it went pretty well. Some people thought I looked a little too orange, and they’re probably right.  That’s the last time I use John Boehner’s make-up person. 

A lot of…


Added by Cranky Cuss on September 26, 2012 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

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