What do y'all think about having an Our Salon Writers Competition?
I was thinking giving the entrants two weeks to write a post for each of the 11 tag categories (Art/Photography, Belief/Religion, "Current Events/Politics", Entertainment, Fiction, "Personal Narrative/Life", Music, Humor, Poetry, Non-Fiction, "Open Call").
A "Team" of Judges (hopefully led by Lorianne)…Continue
“Flirting is NOT an invitation to touching. You know what is an invitation to touching? Being invited to touch ... with words.”
I recently received that comment from a woman, and…Continue
Woo hoo! I can do this.
Lorianne, has it really been since 2010?
Seven years, ...damn.
That's a good run, it really is.
...and now, it's winding down.
Some have gone to the face boo, some to the twitter, and the instagram, and other web blogs. We have some in our email. Some have died, and some have simply gone off line. Hard to quit a drug like this, though. Especially after 20 years. I kinda like this nic name of Julie Johnson, made it…Continue
. . . we can concur that sound bites are highly malleable wedge issues. . .
Wasting assets and false needs are clear and prescient dangers --- expedients of greed and fear, dare I say, detractors from social welfare, which is goal orientated toward good, self-actualized - sane - healthy human beings.
And our better angels.
Hence, the contra to social welfare is social warfare. The circumstance a…Continue
Hey ol' boy where you going with those ten assault rifles?
or else, terrorUSt$' "regime change"* investments and crimes against Humanity will continue.
AUGUST 3, 2017Continue
'"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. '"*
Open Call from the King of the hill, top of the heap:
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:
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...…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue