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My Window To The East - Nova Scotia Travelogue


It’s a good day when waking up you turn to a loved one and say, “Let’s chase some tail lights across this big country.” And though schedules may not so easily accommodate such play, instinct overrules and…

Added by Sue Mac on August 17, 2012 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

Kids (and adults) Type The Darndest Things...


If Your Really want To see The Weird Side Of The Internet, Read This:

Part of running Our salon involves analyzing how we get traffic and readers from the outside world. How do people find us? SEO (search…


Added by lorianne on August 17, 2012 at 12:18am — 6 Comments

From the Wally Files: A Little About Wally M. Geezer

*Note: The Wally Files are stories from the old blog of my alter-ego, Wally M. Geezer. Wally writes about Wal-Mart, his home life, and his old friends in Buzzard Neck, Texas and always with humor. I hope you enjoy this series of stories and most of all, I hope you get to laugh at least once as you read them.

I thought that tonight would be a good time to take a break from my normal subject matter...Walmart....and maybe tell you a little bit about…


Added by David McClain on August 16, 2012 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Steve from San Miguel de Allende visiting a neighbour down the road

Okay, so it's a totally other American Steve living in San Miguel de Allende.  There may be hundreds of them.  Dozens anyway.

Didn't get around to asking about a photo of him the night we were all sitting around drinking.  He doesn't look like our Steve, who has a very distinctive appearance.  This other Steve is about 60, stocky.  Reminds me of the ayahuasca guy in that he looks so ordinary.  Esp. sitting around drinking beer and talking sports.

But he used to be a…


Added by Myriad on August 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments


 This past Friday, I was at a social event talking to a young man who shared with me a complaint I have heard many times. Though he had a healthy looking goatee, he was lamenting the fact that trying to grow anything more, even sideburns, would only result in a patchy mess.

 How is it we can live in a world where I can grow a majestic beard in mere weeks and yet so many others can only bask in the brilliance of beards such as mine, I thought, giving a tug on my precious facial…


Added by NotaRobot on August 15, 2012 at 1:26pm — 6 Comments

1967 – Alan Sorty, Corporal Punishment…“Doc Fin” Lies for Me



Alan Sorty:  By definition the position of vice principal at any high school is a…


Added by JMac1949 Memories on August 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


Look at you look at me

What difference do you see?

Maybe you can't place the taste

do you see all that I…


Added by Stephen speller on August 15, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

The Best Thing About Being An EX International Assassin

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall."

Measure for Measure (Act II, Scene I)


"Oh, God, please don't let me die like this. Please don't let me die. I'm not saying I deserve to live, but please don't let me die like this..."…


Added by cheshyre on August 14, 2012 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Beautiful Nothing - a Little Bit of History

When I go back and read my very first blog, I realize I glossed over some painful events that I should lend voice to. For one, the molestation. My mother's illness. Being the only girl of three dynamic and amazing brothers, etc, etc.

I will start with my mom's illness. My mother is one of the sweetest, healthiest, most kind-hearted women you could ever hope to meet. I've heard her fart maybe three times and each time, little pink flowers came out of her butt. No lie. She is the oldest…


Added by Katie Badger on August 14, 2012 at 1:47pm — 8 Comments


If your world were to end today would you be happy

would you have enjoyed your stay

It's such a waste to regret past mistakes

tearing up your heart

they helped shape who ya are today

so quit your stumbling on

things you cannot change

kepp focused straight ahead

I bet the best will come your way

Stop holding yourself back!

there are others just for that

they dont see the things you see

jealousy just cant have that

Smile in your face…


Added by Stephen speller on August 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

City Hall

(Cross Posted from Open Salon)

I live in Springfield, Missouri, a town most known for being the childhood home to Brad Pitt and the epicenter of Bass Pro, a major merchandiser of hunting and fishing goods.  We have a population of 160,000 in city limits, but boast a metro area (if you can call it that) of around a half million.  We are the third largest city in Missouri, behind my favorite place in this world St. Louis and its rival Kansas City.  Both places are safe-havens of those…


Added by Constant Calliope on August 14, 2012 at 1:07pm — 3 Comments

Fire in the Sky- PGI Lunacy

Fire in the Sky

A ground shaking

dog quivering

bombastic disturbance

until the wee hours of the morning

In my front yard

over the Pond...for a week.

LUNACY! Yes a folly of indulgence…


Added by tgwithin on August 14, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

to vent or not to vent

How about writing something cheery for a change. Chipper and happy might be nice. I actually feel pretty loopdeloo in this moment. Caffeinated, not at work, not worrying about work- life is good. I really want to buy these makeup brushes that are over 50 dollars. Who spends that on a brush? OK, Kim probably does, but I'm not selling my face anytime soon, and...well, that's just stupid. Economics is greed vs fear huh? Mine seems to be sense vs want. Want is not going to win this time. You…


Added by Hyblaean~ Julie on August 14, 2012 at 3:37am — 5 Comments

The Powers of Mind: An Introduction to the Mystery of the Cosmic Egg

My introduction to how mysterious and seemingly magical the human mind is came from a reading of POWERS OF MIND, at one time a national bestseller written by Adam Smith (a pseudonym for George Goodman,…


Added by David Biddle on August 13, 2012 at 2:43pm — 6 Comments

A granddaughter's eulogy

I’m not sure why, but whenever I’ve missed my grandma I always picture her hands.  I’ve always thought there was something poetic about them.  How those knobby, speckled, arthritic things could move with such grace.  The soft, paper-thin skin stretched over bone that could deliver such comfort.  They seemed to be the medium from which she poured so much inspiration, teachings, and love into me.  She passed on so much through those hands; I know I won’t get by long without being…


Added by Jenny on August 13, 2012 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Kick Ass, World Class Taiko Drums!!


OK, I realize this post won't have wide appeal but I had one of the most exhilarating nights I've had in a long time. Walking out of the auditorium I just wanted to go running and screaming - and beat on a drum! Actually, I guess I should back up and start from the beginning. But as we say in Texas, all I could afterwards was "Daaaayum!"

The free…


Added by cheshyre on August 12, 2012 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

life everlasting

So many thoughts run though my mind, some in sentence fragments and others that defy words. What do we do with those thoughts we can't organize into words? There is a randomness that defies. 

My mom passed less than a month ago, I thought I had time. Time to figure it out, time to take care of her, time to burn, time to spare. But still death ripped her from me. I couldn't protect her when complications from a bump on the head would take her life. 

My cousin's wife Marjory, who…


Added by Jenny on August 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 18 Comments

Where Alcoholism Ends

The husband had been sick for awhile, his stomach growing daily to an almost pregnant looking state. When he ran out of sleeping pills and needed to face facts he even saw that he was in deep trouble.

When he tried to shower to go to the Dr he could not even get back up after falling down, he literally crawled from my bathroom, to my bedroom, laying on my floor on towels until I could finally help him get dressed and into his wheelchair.

Now after 17 years…


Added by Lunchlady on August 12, 2012 at 5:29pm — 12 Comments

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