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A Quick One

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…


Added by Robert McClanahan on October 19, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

An Autumn Dinner

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…


Added by Christine Geery on October 19, 2012 at 4:03am — 1 Comment

A tree against the world (poem)

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…


Added by Pensive Justin on October 18, 2012 at 7:56pm — 1 Comment

The Gazelle in Pre-K

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.…


Added by Jewellya on October 18, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

more belching

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That is…


Added by sarah brennan on October 18, 2012 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

Debate Number Three? I may be doing the laundry.


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…


Added by Rodney Roe on October 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

greek diner afternoons / nyc


she never had her tea leaves read


the tepid shallow puddle of a refill

diner coffee


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

with brisk…


Added by Sharon Watts on October 18, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Everyone Gets a Scarlet Letter: Love in the Time of Implosions

We’ve been through more than a decade of struggle now, haven’t we? There’s that economy thing that’s been eating at all of us this past three years. But there’s also the insanity of extremist violence and murderous intent directed randomly at those of us who are…


Added by David Biddle on October 18, 2012 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

Newsweek, Goodbye.

The demise of the print version of Newsweek gave me pause today to think about my own evolution on this topic.
I have been working as an independent writer for almost four years now, going back to my original career roots in journalism.  (For thirty years in between I worked in healthcare marketing, with  business, grant, proposal, and public relations writing.)
Since May 2009, I have been fortunate to be published in a number of local and…

Added by Amy Abbott on October 18, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Making Money

          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…


Added by Dan C. Boutwell on October 18, 2012 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Well, You Could Always Sing Next Door....What?

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.…


Added by Christine Geery on October 18, 2012 at 8:28am — 5 Comments

Voting Early!

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…


Added by TG DE VORE on October 18, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Blessing of the Food (Soul Retrieval 3)

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…


Added by Myriad on October 17, 2012 at 8:27pm — 10 Comments

Ships That Pass In The Night


“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




Added by Rodney Roe on October 17, 2012 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

vomiting milkweek pods

I’ve got a secret.

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I’m fixing to bust.…


Added by sarah brennan on October 17, 2012 at 3:11pm — 4 Comments

A Trip to Rowena

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.

Anaïs Nin

Where do dreams come from? Are they a chemical reaction in the brain? Are they divine? Are they visions, like those spoken of by Old Testament prophets?


Several dreams I’ve had were more like visions and less like dreams. I felt as if I was being led in a spiritual…


Added by Amy Abbott on October 17, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

I Don't Like That Fat Man

          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…


Added by Dan C. Boutwell on October 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Why I'm Going to Vote Democratic (and not Green)

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…


Added by koshersalaami on October 17, 2012 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

The Writing Jones and the Barrier to Publishing

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…


Added by Xenonlit on October 17, 2012 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Just a silly little blog ----

Okay, I think I got this straight from the Debate.  


  • Government does not create jobs
  • But they can control the price of gas
  • Maybe
  • China is evil
  • Unless they give you money, then, they okay
  • Revenues for the family are down because people are unemployed
  • This gal at the coffee shop has hot legs


Okay, that last one I didn't learn from the debates, but sitting here at coffee shop.

Short skirt,…


Added by Tinkerertink69 on October 17, 2012 at 8:23am — 5 Comments

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