All Blog Posts Tagged 'Open Call' (53)

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 — 42 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 — 29 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 — 25 Comments

Open Call: Add a verse to Blowin' in the Wind

You all know the song. Dylan probably needs some updating.

I've given an example here.

This verse is about driving to Disney World.

How many miles must a man drive South

Before reaching Lake Buena Vista?

How may hours spent behind the wheel

Before he can get off his keesta?

How long does it feel like this trip takes?

Do you think we will make it by Easta?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on November 23, 2015 at 8:30pm — 13 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

"My Best Stuff": Populism in America

This is a slightly modified and updated version of a post from "Other" Salon.  I don't remember whether many people read or commented on this piece, but it concerns a topic I'm interested in and I hope you like it.  In the original post I included the Civil Rights Movement as a Populist Uprising which seemed to have offended some people.  So, I took that section out.


President Barack Obama has been called a number of things; socialist, communist, fascist,…


Added by Rodney Roe on March 1, 2013 at 12:56pm — 4 Comments

OPEN CALL, "How did you choose your Avatar?"

How did you choose your Avatar?

Where did your Avatar come from?

Some people blog using their real names and picture. …


Added by Out-on-a-limb on February 26, 2013 at 7:14am — 21 Comments

Oryoki Bowl's Open Call

I do not believe the Mayan Calendar bears any resemblance to reality.   I expect to wake up on Saturday as usual.  …


Added by Harp on December 17, 2012 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

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