All Blog Posts Tagged 'Open Call' (23)

Summertime Sundays

'"Let me give you an example.  Let us say you want to be a great musician, and you want your music to create wealth for you.  But you are frustrated in making it work.  So you get drunk from time to time.  You cannot communicate with an inner energy if you do not maintain balance, if you get drunk all of the time. Drinking becomes an irrelevant side path, so dump it. '"*




Added by James Hart on March 26, 2017 at 11:05am — 9 Comments

Whenever the World Seems to Hit a Shitstorm This Makes me Smile

Open Call from the King of the hill, top of the heap:

What's yours?

Added by JMac1949 Today on February 17, 2017 at 11:42am — 10 Comments

Twas the Night Before Inauguration!

Posted on 19/1/2017 9:26:51 p.m. by Impala64ssa

Twas the Night Before…


Added by Doc Vega on January 25, 2017 at 3:50pm — 5 Comments

Prompts and Stories List for December 2016

I have this tendency to disappear sometimes.  These past few months, a lot's been going on and it seems I did just that.  I can't believe I forgot to post for November, and I can't apologize enough.

For this month, well, it's the holidays, cold weather, family, food, presents, excitement, maybe some stress are in the air.  Let's take inspiration from all that, and write a story (or two, or three, or four) about it (or them).  

Here are some prompts, if you'd like:



Added by OS Weekend Fiction Club on December 11, 2016 at 3:48pm — 4 Comments

"PAST PRESIDENTS Funny Foto Outtakes"!


Added by marilyn sands on October 24, 2016 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

"When did you first realize LIFE WAS SHORT"? Open Call

Other than the usual racked up birthday cakes with the Fire Department on your Speed Dial, seeing an old couple holding hands or checking if you're in the Obituaries...…


Added by marilyn sands on August 22, 2016 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

Reasons to Vote for Trump

  • He has known success and failure. He never gave up because of failures. 
  • He admits he has used politicians to his benefit in the past, but he was not running for office at the time, he was in business.
  • He works hard even though he doesn't have to. It is a good…

Added by Sage Hunter on July 4, 2016 at 8:36am — 18 Comments

The Pollution of Our Religion or How Should Christians Approach Politics?

I just watched Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I've seen it before, but it hit me differently this time. I don't why, but I started thinking about our elections and how much our political parties are like two large tribes that have very different points of view.  Then there is another tribe that both…


Added by Sage Hunter on June 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Thanks for all the posts about who is here from Open Salon.

When Open Salon started messing with how they were doing things I slowly quit writing and reading. It also coincided with a change in what I was doing for a living. I have been teaching for the last 5 years. The first four I was teaching special education in High School. Then this year I moved to teaching English in a middle…


Added by Sage Hunter on May 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

So how many here were on Open Salon?

I used to write on Open Salon, but I have been away for a while because teaching and other things made my life too busy to contribute. I was surprised to find out it had disappeared and read somewhere that people may have migrated to Our Salon. I am glad there is still a place to go for the expression of free thought no matter what side of the fence you hail from. It is awesome to be able to learn from others.

I am looking forward to writing this summer.

I went by Sage…


Added by Sage Hunter on May 11, 2016 at 10:12am — 43 Comments

Quora Asks: "What was your biggest CULTURE SHOCK going to EUROPE"? And MY ANSWER WAS.... Open Call

ponte tiberio1 1 rimini02 1 strozzapreti alla calabrese 1 sangiovese

Well, first let me say - my young family & I lived in Europe 3 years in the 70's - so it wasn't like a one-timey-ruined-our-vacation vibe - this was just one of many.

That said - the very first thing that came into my…


Added by marilyn sands on May 10, 2016 at 8:00am — 30 Comments

Cannot Resist this Temptation: Full Frontal Nude Donald Trump

Dicky Neely's got some serious competition in London.  Illma Gore’s painting Make America Great Again, on display at Maddox Gallery in London now with a £1million price tag, depicts the Republican presidential candidate with…


Added by JMac1949 Today on May 7, 2016 at 8:30pm — 26 Comments

A Modest Proposal, Somewhere between Why Bother and Letting them Drown in their own Filth

Dante's Inferno

Once more I am chagrined to see that ten people have been sucked into the temptation to comment on the psychopathic Texan's recent post.  Not sure what I'm trying to do here, but I'll try again:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

"What if...."

While there are few things less constructive than pondering the “what ifs” of life, I do it frequently. Our lives are filled with “what if” moments when we wonder how our lives might have been different if we’d done or said something other than what we did do/say.…


Added by Dorien Grey on May 25, 2015 at 5:38am — 3 Comments

April 22nd – NPR, Another Day in Paradise & Hairless Monkey Butts on the Big Blue Marble

Wednesday, April 22nd …: Here in the lush ‘Burbs of Los Angeles this…


Added by JMac1949 Today on April 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 30 Comments

Forty Years After the Fall of Saigon, My Debt to Veterans

Jon Wolfman’s Open Call for our recollections of the veterans we’ve encountered in our lives sends me in two directions: family and friends and strangers.  First of all I grew up on John Wayne and Gregory Peck movies about World War II and I played army from the age of six on.  I was supposed to be the first kid in our family to graduate from college and my five year plan in high school was to graduate from the Air Force Academy, fly combat missions in Vietnam, go into the test pilots…


Added by JMac1949 Today on March 24, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Veterans Forty Years After the Fall of Saigon, My Brother Bill

Jon Wolfman’s Open Call for our recollections of the veterans we’ve encountered in our lives comes to me at a time of coincidence.  I am two weeks into living in motels in Texas for the sole purpose to begin the process of trying to determine what, if any, services the Veteran’s Administration may be able to provide for my older brother at the end of his life.

My big brother Bill never served in Vietnam.  He enlisted in 1962 and served in Germany.  The closest he came to combat was…


Added by JMac1949 Today on March 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

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