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…

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

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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 Salon...to 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…

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

NEW BLOG POSTS

Wayfaring

Posted by alsoknownas on November 23, 2017 at 8:30am 9 Comments

On the 28th of November, 1991....

Posted by Ron Powell on November 23, 2017 at 2:30am 12 Comments

Trump embarrasses Baron

Posted by Dicky Neely on November 22, 2017 at 8:06pm 3 Comments

Lump of Coal For Christmas

Posted by Robert Young on November 22, 2017 at 11:00am 15 Comments

Minority Report, part the third

Posted by Robert Young on November 22, 2017 at 10:55am 2 Comments

Two Rifles, One Window

Posted by alsoknownas on November 22, 2017 at 7:21am 9 Comments

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