Robert B. James's Blog (4)

Remembering September 11, 2001: Who is They?

         Pardon my grammar, maybe. And pardon me if I might offend any or all of you with this bit that I have not yet written.

          I am a story teller, officially a historian by training now…but back in the day I was more than the photographer I had finally become twenty years after deciding at fifteen that I would join the Army to be in 1972. I have…


Added by Robert B. James on September 11, 2017 at 3:40pm — 4 Comments

Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3

Credentials and credibility...go figure. Spring of '15 seems so damn long ago now. I miss all of you. The dead and the living dead who I spent six years with on OS,under a different alias. I am forgetting them...and everything else too; but what I do remember is the encouragement and kind words that helped me as a writer while I was becoming a historian. I am a historian, whose father was a bell hop in Asbury Park during WWII.

What was then all I knew, after four decades of field work, now… Continue

Added by Robert B. James on July 3, 2017 at 6:11pm — 6 Comments

Long Before Edgar Allen Poe

                              I cannot tell a raven from a crow, or either from a rook. I love birds, especially the ones that come to the feeder. Each spring the robins make bad nesting choices...and those black birds wait patiently for the eggs to hatch and then snatch the baby robins for a snack. I admire the tenacity of those birds, and how they work together to hunt and defend their young from even bigger birds...hawks and falcons. I hate it when I see them honing in on a robins nest,…


Added by Robert B. James on November 1, 2015 at 5:38pm — 11 Comments

The Bell Hops of Asbury Park 2


                          Can I pick up where I left off? I do not believe so...No, I know It is impossible to get back to where I was when we were transitioning from OS to OS...or I was. I had been fairly regular on Open Salon for years. I decided to reinvent myself here in Our escape the day job that had rolled itself or actually had risen out of  both my posts and grad school ...a lot of reading and…


Added by Robert B. James on October 23, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments


How Far We've Fallen

Posted by cheshyre on September 19, 2017 at 7:47pm 2 Comments

Burn Out

Posted by cheshyre on September 19, 2017 at 2:24am 1 Comment

Retirement Life; What's It All About?

Posted by Rodney Roe on September 18, 2017 at 12:02pm 13 Comments

Where Have Oli Garchs Gone?

Posted by Robert Young on September 18, 2017 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Health-Care: Privilege v Right?

Posted by Ron Powell on September 18, 2017 at 4:00am 16 Comments


Posted by Michelle Mellette on September 18, 2017 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Does Anyone Know any Active Masons?

Posted by Terry McKenna on September 17, 2017 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

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