Added by Schmoopie on October 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
In between looking around and taking all the photos you’ll see below, I mused about what I’m doing with my life.
Two seeds left! Maybe some kind of aster?
I like doing this. I can feel roots growing out of my feet every time I come up here.…
Just read at yahoo that on THIS DAY IN HISTORY, 35 years ago, October 20, 1977, the small aircraft transporting the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, crashed into a swamp in the backwaters of Mississippi.
As I read it, old memories became new again, so I thought I would share.
Yeah . . . ME.
Piqued by the words of her critic,
For excessive use of the clitic,
She sulked for a while,
Soaked in her own bile,
True to her own style,
Intending to rile,
Her outburst was not analytic.
“Y’all just don’t understand,
That leading the band,
Ain’t for the verbal arthritic.”
His name is John, although he has a few other names. He was born in Alaska, to a tribe related to my cousins'husband's tribe in Oregon, the Shoshone-Bannock. He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, adopted by my cousins with two cracked ribs, a broken arm and a broken leg at six months old. Now he is huge, over six feet, with some of the aspects of disability, autisim, fetal alcohol syndrome...but of course he is a miracle of survival at all.
He wasn't a cute baby or an easy one. He…Continue
We never really got along, Facebook and I. Sure, my voyeuristic tendencies would enjoy the sampling of other people’s drama, provided they weren’t too melodramatic or annoying about it by dragging negative energies on for weeks. Provided, too, that they weren’t incessant in their commentary on my drama, making too much out of nothing, further annoying me by not adhering to the strict standards I neglected to tell them about. Via “un-friending” and…Continue
Added by Jewellya on October 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Remember when seeing couples kissing was a matter of routine? Remember teenagers leaning against the sides of parked cars in high school parking lots, kissing one another with young determined passion, oblivious to the stares…Continue
First Snow Crestline
Leaving the Man Cave: After a month and two years and two near death experiences, I’m forced to emerge from my man cave and descend the mountain. Filling a three yard dumpster with extraneous crap, my possessions have been…
Madam Blancheflor DesRosiers and her lawyer Tristan Patenaude, Esquire sat on a park bench in Mont Clair Park. The park bench faced…Continue
Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on October 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Berlin, where taxis sometimes double as erotic photo studios
PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ART of the obvious. The trick is to come up with this obvious idea in the first place.
Sixty-seven year-old Berlin taxi driver and self-styled “woman whisperer” Hans-Jürgen Watzlawek had just such an idea and is now reaping the fame. A skilled photographer…
Added by Alan Nothnagle on October 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
In the ever tighter race for the White House I see many comments and posts on various blogs an websites asking or accusing the president of everything from socialism to treason. I just don't get it. If conservatives find that being wrong about the intelligence from Libya leading to the deaths of four Americans is treasonous, then why was the fact that George the second ignored intelligence about the 9/11 attack, which resulted in some 2,996 more deaths not?
If it is wrong for the…Continue
Added by Robert McClanahan on October 19, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments
Each season brings it's own joy to me. Just as Spring bursts forth with new life for all living things and Summer gives us the ease of wearing fewer clothes, playing in water…Continue
Fanfare, or at least salutations,
would be expected; yet, the Earth
did not split or rip like a rusty zipper,
the heavens did not pause to flourish
with applause, and the flowers paid no
mind and kept on blooming
as it arrived within a simple…Continue
Imagine for a moment that you are a Gazelle born at the San Diego Zoo. Being the San Diego Zoo, you have bountiful space to run and frolic and you never pay much thought to the weird pink and brown creatures who come to look at you. Your world is vast and all you could ever want or need is provided for you.…Continue
Added by Jewellya on October 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I’ll be seventy next month and it seems like this presidential race was going on when I was born. Everyone must be exhausted; candidates and voters alike. Is anyone looking forward to the next debate other than the media whose livelihood depends on the ratings for survival?
What on earth could an undecided voter be waiting to hear? Is it another promise? Promises coming from politicians are meaningless. They often have no intention of delivering, and if they do they are…Continue
she never had her tea leaves read
the tepid shallow puddle of a refill
overpowering youth’s refusal to believe
in getting old.
never in the a.m.
gulp and run
multi-tasking to do, a day to fill