Noelle Phillips was a Master Detective, and yet she claimed no special abilities. So, when faced with a recent case she at first demurred advising her client to go elsewhere for help.
John Simmons, the prospective client was cautious despite the widespread reputation of Phillips but gave her the case, anyway. Police suspected that there had been foul play while Simmons thought that the fact that his wife had only been gone for a few hours meant that she had merely missed her…Continue
We are getting ready for our Tuesday afternoon yoga class. The kids are wound up, more than usual at four in the afternoon. Our school is a polling place, and there are stairways blocked off, signs saying Closed to General Public.
We are on the third floor, away from the voters, but the excitement and the questions of the day are still swirling around them.
We voted in our classroom today, they tell me. They call out the numbers.Twenty-four for Obama,…Continue
A Soldier’s Flame
Burn a candle for soldier
who no longer burns their own;
they’ve gone beyond their duty
giving up their lives
and rest beneath headstone,…Continue
On The Sea Tranquility
Intensity of tranquility
would bring some to nirvana
but as for me I am lost at sea
in search, for I am restless
but sad to say any other way
there’s confusion in my plan…Continue
Sometimes a guy just can't help himself. I was up until 3:30 AM after the election because I was so jazzed up. It didn't mean anything that I voted for Jill Stein in a very blue state. Obama's victory is incontestable. He got over 300 electoral votes even without Florida, and he's well ahead in the popular vote. By any standard this is a clean victory. What's more -- the Republicans did every possible thing they could think of to screw the pooch in this election and they…Continue
Scene 1: Situation Briefing
There are approximately forty different named gangs in the local area, but a genealogy of the organization tracks them all back to four major city gangs around the country. Here we are talking about the Los Angeles originated Crips and Bloods, and the Chicago originated Folk Nation…Continue
Bad Love Affair
Fades the autumn rose
paled on her petals,
memories of sunny days
times it rained on you and me,
sometimes, there were quiet…Continue
If you want to communicate with me about what I posted this morning on OS, please reply to this post. This will make sense if you read my OS (other OS) post, which I'll duplicate here:
Open Salon is currently functioning worse than I've seen it in about 2 1/2 years of blogging here.
No one I know is getting e-mail notification of comments or PM's.
America was its good old, stubborn, sassy self yesterday.
We refused to be "bought." Or sold.
Or--and this is most important--fooled by cynical political strategists with a…Continue
birth of the Christ child
commercials with more tinsel
Added by Blinddream on November 7, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments
Walking my dog this morning as the blustery edge of a Nor’Easter plucked at my little island, I saw a woman about my age speed walking up Main Street. “Good morning,” she said. “Excellent morning!” I answered. “Isn’t it wonderful?” she said, and I wanted to bound across the cobblestones and hug her. I…Continue
It's after midnight, and I am still watching the election returns.
I am literally ecstatic the Barack Obama has won re-election tonight, far more so than I was four years ago, because we all knew that Obama was going to win that election long before election day.
This time, it was different. President Obama deliberately conceded the media game to the Republicans. At the time, I was convinced that his debate performances were calculated to achieve one outcome: to allow…Continue
Even after their passing
the image lingers…Continue
He nods goodnight to the guys with the dark glasses, leaving them to serve as sentries on his front porch.
While stepping across that familiar and long-missed threshold he inhales deeply and slowly sighs it out while he quietly shuts the door. It is 7:30 p.m.
She is already there. Her campaign duties ended with a women’s luncheon somewhere in Ohio at around 1:30 p.m. EST. She and the girls are half-heartedly watching MSNBC while they awaited his…Continue
It's Election Day 2012 today.
Voting was pleasant as usual here in Oregon. I drove up to the ballot box and hopped out, took my photo of the ballots going in the box (although this is not necessary, they say, I do it anyway), and waved to several women I knew. One was passing out her left-over Halloween candy to any interested sweet-tooths. A few cyclists rode up and we laughed at the jostling to put our ballots in the box. Then, I hopped back in my truck and we…Continue
Everybody’s Late: It’s Tuesday November 6th and everybody’s late. I showed up for a doctor’s appointment at the Marin Community Clinic and waited the better part of an hour to find out that the doctor was delayed…Continue
DANCING WITH THE BLACK BULL
It makes a long time since I was the bullfighter known as Brujita…Continue
Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on November 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments