We all know that cops have it rough. It's a dangerous job but less so than many people think. Garbage collectors, construction workers and the transportation industry suffer far more fatalities as…
i'm going to share the cooking class adventure but first i want to talk about some things that happened with the Dying Daughter friend Anne. that were seriously creepy. now i've told you about her telling me that her daughter is dying. i began to be suspicious when she said that she spends wednesdays with her kid. just one day a week? so i finally asked her full out what the prognosis is and she said anywhere from 2 days to 20 years.…Continue
Hitler and Eva Braun in June of 1942
On this day, in 1945, just ten days following his birthday, the man in the photo above apparently killed himself and his brand new bride of one day, Eva.
I don't think the world missed him as a…Continue
Written in 2010, about 10 months before becoming homeless, a piece from The American Daughter. Thank you, Shanon and Jesse Mitchell, for archiving this at Thick White Porcelain.
Night falling...Two strays out there about to fight…Continue
As the unrest continues in Baltimore, President Obama has been criticized for referring to the looters in Baltimore as thugs. In recent times the word thug has been synonymous with ruffian, hoodlum or vandal. Thug has its origins in India where followers of…Continue
planted for the future
spring to life
Grabbing at these final rays
They delight only those
able to plant their dreams in the soil
for a brighter tomorrow.
This is among the finest radio compilations/documentaries I have heard, my colleague, Bob Williams' Fall of Saigon @ 40 remembrance. It's a sterling…Continue
I recently watched five documentaries online, and all of them were about characters that, in one fashion or the other, were dumb, or that featured aspects of stupidity at their essence. They were Brother’s Keeper, Somm, Aliens On The Moon: The Truth Exposed, I Am Divine, And Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look At An X-Rated Industry.
The first of the documentaries was a 1992 film that, at its best, recaptures some of the power felt…Continue
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Castle Ruins Above Loutro
Rob and Bob taught yoga classes in a 13th century castle ruins above the village of Loutro, Crete from 1991 to 1994. In September, 1991, we met a goat with a personality very similar to our dog Lucy. Naturally we named the goat Lucy, which immediately drew ridicule from the shepherds as well as…Continue
WELLESLEY FALLS, Mass. It’s a quarter to 8 in the morning in this leafy suburb of Boston, and Washington Street–the main artery that takes commuters to the Massachusetts Turnpike–is bumper-to-polite-bumper. “It’s a traffic jam, but one with good intentions,” says Dr. Fletcher Whipple as he makes a right turn and heads to the parking lot of the medical office building where he practices.
We take the elevator to his outpatient…Continue
When a woman dresses in the morning,
slipping her skin into fabrics
that drape her the way
she wants to be draped by the day,
with ease and comfort,
with seams that give when
she works and climbs
toward action that makes a difference
for somebody, for herself,
with a weave that follows as she bends
with the wind but still standing,
with a form not like a bit,
not like a harness,
I never cease to be fascinated with how the mind—and, of course, my mind specifically—works.
I admire those whose minds and thoughts are like a well organized closet where there is a place for everything and everything is in it’s place. Mine is much more like a “Help Yourself” bin at a yard sale. Thoughts suddenly appear from absolutely nowhere, and disappear just as quickly.
The headlines (such as this one from CNN, The National Football League Is Giving Up its Not-For-Profit Tax Status), could lead one to imagine the league's done something significant. It hasn't. The league itself has been…Continue
alightly i go
to the place i’ve yet to know
as Path expands and unfolds,…
I had a conversation with my son the other day and I hung up wondering, what Marty would have said to him, did I do the things she has taught me over the years or did I do what I too often have done, in conversations. It happens a lot; I step back, replay a conversation and reach for the things Marty has taught me.
When you are married to a psychologist, you better remember your talks. I do. I remember listening to Marty and interjecting with my best direction and most trite…Continue
Had Katelyn made a huge mistake? She often wondered this on the bad days. On the good days, she was less likely to fall into this negative thinking. Part of her felt so stupid and naïve for thinking this new life would be easier. What a joke. Life was harder now than it had ever been and didn’t show any signs of getting better. Every day was a struggle. Katelyn had grown resentful of giving up the career she wanted so she and Heidi could be together. One of them needed to make decent money,…Continue
FRIENDS...TUNE IN to our network's tribute to our Southeast Asian War Vets & those who never made it home. While I don't know specific program content, it may well include contributions from OUR SALON writers.
Here's UPFRONT & OUTSPOKEN…
Let's face it
It's hard to be alone
Hard to be left alone
outside in the darkness
of the rain
Dark rain, dark rain
Feeling lost and alone
even for the brave
We all need someone
to stay by our side when we feel lost
in the death-grip of pain