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
I like the stock market. I don’t know enough about it to become a rich man. But, I’ve learned enough to appreciate its ability to make a difference. There are some rules/points/positions that I have adopted and refined over the years regarding investing. I realize that I have now used two magic words/phrases that guarantee rapid exits of readers from this blog: “stock market” and “investment.” There appears to be no other topic that scares folks out of a blog quicker than…Continue
Many years ago I was experiencing what you might call major depression. Life had given me one too many challenges. My first husband who had been ill for a long time, died; I moved to a new city and opened my own business, which I hated and sold a year later; a so called friend who had been living with me for over a year for free, took advantage of my state of mind and managed to swindle a large sum of money out of me.…Continue
Have you? Well I did. Damn Sketchy Deal.
Not hardly anything like I was expecting. With all the uproar of early voting, I was expecting a strip search... behind the nasty screen, but no screen... this time. No menacing Deputy Dog eager for searches. Must of had some complaints, I thought.
It was painless and easy. Nothing like last time.
This time I was greeted by a grossly overweight official dressed in blue. Happily slumped on the folding table in front of…Continue
Added by TG DE VORE on October 18, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
Willow herded us towards the buffet table at the kitchen end of the dining hall and explained that we were waiting for the Elder to come and bless the food.
In the meantime she talked to us. “You are what you eat,” she said. “That's why here at the Nemeton* we eat only organic, locally-grown food – no meat, and nothing that inflames the system, like spices or onion or garlic. Next…Continue
“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence..”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’ve got a secret.Continue
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Several dreams I’ve had were more like visions and less like dreams. I felt as if I was being led in a spiritual…Continue
Added by Amy Abbott on October 17, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments
I realize we are supposed to be understanding and accepting of folks we come into contact with. I also realize that appearances should not impact our actions or feeling of others. But, I saw this fat guy the other day and was totally put off with what I saw. The first thing I thought was, “Geez, how in the world did he let himself get into that shape?” I then determined I didn’t like his looks one little bit. Yeah, he’s nice enough, but there is just something about a fat…Continue
This post grew out of a comment I made on Tom Cordle's A Liberal Call to Arms on Open Salon.
I am going to vote Democratic in the upcoming election. So much for a secret ballot. I actually agree with the issue stands of the Green Party more, so why am I going to vote Democratic? Three reasons:
1. Voting Democratic does not mean supporting the Democratic agenda after…
After months spent cranking out the equivalent of a large novel, with cranky first results and more satisfying second results, I have come to the conclusion that there is a writer's addiction.
Addiction is a process where the person is intoxicated, is seeking intoxication or is in withdrawal.
My name is Xenonlit and I am a writing addict!
The process was grueling for one reason. It is not the writing. I knew that. It is about finding everything that is wrong with the…Continue
Okay, I think I got this straight from the Debate.
Okay, that last one I didn't learn from the debates, but sitting here at coffee shop.