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 writing. Since I posted here last I have hardly written. I know, and have always known that I have to write. I have always written....and almost never published anything. I write for me. I have always written for me. I will always write for me. I do not edit, spell check or regret. On OS I had some bits, like most of you, that were editors picks and others that were read by thousands of people...a few that were in the tens of thousands. I do not know why.

                            There is a part of me that believes that OS was powerful...certainly the only place where my ideas were seen by a greater audience then I ever thought I would have. I was wowed by posts that I had written in a few quick minutes that so many hit on, and then I was hurt when few did, and those many that I got no likes on - posts that I felt quite strongly about.  

                             I wrote in OS under an alias. I write here under a new one. For decades I wrote in notebooks, hundreds of poems, maybe thousands, and some short bits, outlines for books etc...even really bad sketching. 

                              Thanks for reading me. I read you too. Loud and clear.

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Comment by alsoknownas on October 23, 2015 at 10:03am

I've used an alias all along. Not actually "Alias" as that moniker was taken.

Would we remember your previous incarnation?

Comment by koshersalaami on October 23, 2015 at 11:00am
Same question. There are a lot of people who use different names here.
Comment by nerd cred on October 23, 2015 at 4:07pm

I write here under my real name.

Comment by Robert B. James on October 23, 2015 at 5:11pm

 ya see the Open stuff was pretty much off the top of my head in the moment...I think I am going to try to tell stories here, which I did not on OS( - I think-) ...perhaps along the lines of my first story...this being the case I would rather not disclose my Open alias. 

Comment by J.P. Hart on March 2, 2019 at 11:16pm

Silent then. Caught up in the trade winds of our times.

If I didn't tell her.

Comment by J.P. Hart on March 3, 2019 at 12:18am

Trygve Lie
After World War II, he served as Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations in August 1945, being appointed Acting United Nations Secretary-General from October 1945 to February 1946 until the appointment of the first Secretary-General, Trygve Lie.

softer than a lullaby

(why isn't there a surf's up emoji on this juke joint?! And don't not let's started on mint green steel elevator doors and the cuffed young man cut, OMG)

'''''''''' bleeding''''''''''

Fiery eyes,

yo' bro!

Comment by Robert B. James on March 4, 2019 at 7:18am

Yup...I own that.A lie is a lie and a ley is a ley. Surf music optional. Irish need not apply, Saints have big eyes, and bleed, and cry. 

I was going to try the  bell hops for treason, but could not find evidence of a conspiracy or even a living witness to the days when radar fueled the Berkeley Carteret’s  off season I have regressed to blithering, as is my fate. 


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