Not to be argumentative, but as a white male who voted for the lesser of two evils ( Romney) I feel the need to let you know that I'm not particularly angry, just kind of resigned to what fools these mortals be.
As you know, I spent election day from 5:30 am to 9:45 pm being in charge of the voting at in a small Ohio…Continue
Added by Alan Nothnagle on November 8, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I think I’m a member of the 50% of Americans who, according to your election night philosophy-on-the fly rant, “…want stuff.”
Here’s a history lesson for you. Let’s see if it helps you figure this thing out.
The first slave on my Dad’s side of the family was not African American. He was a white indentured servant who arrived on a ship that left Liverpool in 1698.
He did very well for himself, indeed, after…Continue
I received an e-mail from a friend who supported Romney. She said:
“this is not how I saw America while growing up and I do not like or understand the change---my values are askew--------it is difficult and I worry for my Grandchildren”
I think she feels like a lot of Romney supporters. I thought it might be useful to…Continue
It's not really my town. I've rarely felt at home anywhere.
We used to move around at least once a year. Too many times to count really. There were always new neighbors, new schools, new classmates.
There was one place, we stayed for four years. That's where I grew up, where my heart belongs. It's not my town though. It might as well be a foreign land, it's so strange and different now.
The place we went next, I stayed for ten years. I never settled in though. I never…Continue
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