Send me out into another life
lord because this one is growing faint
I do not think it goes all the way.
I am lighting the candle. Again. That little flicker of hope. Life. Promise. There is more to come. I hold my candle high so others can see it. It may flicker in the wind. Go out at times. I have plenty of matches. Boxes and boxes full. I will light them and light them and light them until my candle…Continue
I used to tell myself after my small son died that there had to be a purpose, there must be a higher purpose for a child so young to die.
I convinced myself, in a way, that maybe all he had left in the loop of time to serve on this heavenly body was to touch, to make an impact on a family, or one person, to change how even one person saw themselves, saw…Continue
This morning I find myself in something of a pensive, introspective, mood. Being up since the butt-crack of dawn and coughing up a lung will do that to you. Contemplating ones mortality is never the true path to winning Mr. Congeniality at the Christmas party, but I find that is exactly what I have been doing of late. When I do this, the very first bit of blindingly brilliant insight I have is: “Getting old sucks!”
No shit, Sherlock.
Yeah, it sucks. Watching my six-pack abs…Continue
[Banished to the tiny island of Elba just off the Tuscan coast, Napoleon Bonaparte found himself mockingly declared emperor of his miniscule domain. His resignation from the throne of France - ostensibly in the name of the greater good of French…
In the tradition of new blog sites, I am moving and consolidating some of my favorites of the past here. I wrote this last spring.
I was never much of a birdwatcher.…Continue
(slowly moving my old posts over here)
Gizmo and Leon were tweekers. I've heard the term used to describe coke users, but a true tweeker is a speed freak. Crank, crystal, ice, glass, dizzle, hillbilly crack- all tweekend long. A 'high speed chicken feed' connoiseur will tell you "coke is talk, crank is…Continue
Who drank the punch here. Check out JLo.
Then can anyone say we aren't affected by the one's we love?
more proofffffffffff Enjoy!…Continue
originally published September 7, 2012 on Open Salon
This is the latest in a series of stories about my late son. It turns out that OS is a decent place to grieve.
My son was born a few blocks from the White House, in a hospital that closed years ago. He always had a taste for politics, though the pagentry appealed to him far more than the issues did.
When he was four years old and we weren't local to the…
She was fifteen and pregnant when I met her.
She was the granddaughter of the couple next door. They lived in the cottage and took care of the farm that my dad owned. The entire family would gather there on Sundays and I’d go over and listen and eat with them. Wonder bread with gravy and turkey or meatloaf, mashed potatoes. There was always coffee and Coke and lots of cigarette smoke at the table. The men mostly talked about cars and equipment and maybe about people they knew and what…Continue
Added by GardenCat1965 on September 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
S.M.U.T.- "Social Multi User Theater"- Playland of Innocents
As opposed to M.U.D. the "Multi User Dungeon" of "Realty"
"I'm not a prostitute,
"I'm a Dancer"
On taking publicity photos "In the Nude"
There is a lot more "There", there, with the clothes on--…Continue
Added by Token on September 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Germ-y little coughing brats
touching crying acrobats…Continue
one lonely coconut
Added by TG DE VORE on September 6, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
No matter who gets elected in November – no matter who makes the laws – no matter what religious zealots say; there is no one on the face of this earth, or any other earth, who will ever be able to regulate with whom a person falls in love.
Same-sex people, people from different races, people of different religions, young and old, old and young, even a woman and a man – folks are going to fall in love and enter into some sort of relationship. You cannot regulate love – no matter how…Continue
What can you say about a Sorority Girl who becaame a Stripper?
( Now that I have your attention - (Thanks for the tip, fernsy))
It's not what you're THINKIN
While you're doin whatcher doin
IT's watcher DOIN while
You're doin whatcher doin…Continue
Added by Token on September 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Don't you sometimes wish people came with a user manual? Something to help you understand them better, know what makes them tick? Well, since I'm a technical writer, I've written my own user manual, with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
About Your New Model
Congratulations! You now have you very own EKO-274. As I’m sure you’re aware, this is a limited edition model. This guide is intended to help you get the best out of EKO-274 so that you will have many happy…Continue
There is a reason I don't use my real last name in my posts. There are people I don't trust and people I don't feel should read about my deepest, darkest secrets. I have chosen some friends and family and I do let them know when I have a new post up. I know they care and have been supportive thus far.
It's not easy to put myself out there like this, using my name or not. Those who know anything about me would figure out I'm the author anyway. These things I write about - I've kept…Continue
This is the most important blog entry....to me...that I have ever written and I have decided to move it here for safe keeping rather than the other site. Maybe this place is becoming home after all.
Today, Feb. 10,2010, at five in the afternoon as his mother and I made our way to Memphis to catch the first flight out in the morning, Our Son Richard passed away.
We did not make it in time to say goodbye, but that's alright. We will be there…Continue
Fact checking organization regarding the first night of the DNC: "doesn’t necessarily lead to that conclusion" "That’s true on average, but" "Not really" "it 'may' lead to higher costs for beneficiaries, but it can’t estimate how…Continue