Arthur Louis's Blog
- Midland, Texas, USA
- February 28
- I was a writer and editor for more than forty years with four newspaper and magazine publishers. I am the author of two non-fiction books: "The Tycoons" and "Journalism and Other Atrocities," and one novel, "The Little Champ," all available on Amazon.com
MY RECENT POSTS
- Photo #7
October 25, 2014 11:17AM
- Photo #6
October 24, 2014 11:25AM
- 2-Sentence Rx for Ebola (with
apologies to Wolfman Jon)
October 24, 2014 09:22AM
- Photo #5
October 22, 2014 09:04PM
- Photo #4
October 21, 2014 08:13PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks, J.T. I will
check it out.”
- “OK, Des, but be careful
what you ask for (lol).”
- “Thanks, Des. I have been
along the entire California,
- “There was a dog running
ahead of the couple, and a
watching off to the
- “J.T., it was taken on a
nice day with an infrared
which does magical
Arthur Louis's Links
"On the Beach"
Heceta Head beach and lighthouse (at right on hill), Oregon coast. Read full post »
stop all travel in and out of Texas
stop all travel in and out of New York
Hahahahahhahhahahahaha. Isn't that hilarious?
I am leaving space below for 48 more recommendations, as needed.
I am going to be somewhat vague in writing this, because I don’t want the people I am writing about to be identified.
Three of my former girlfriends told me that they had been sexually molested by their fathers. Two of them were not sure they could trust their memories,… Read full post »
President Obama still refuses to prohibit airline flights from West Africa from coming to the United States. The logic behind his reluctance is mystifying. If we don't let potential Ebola patients slip into our country, he says, Americans will be in greater danger from Ebola than they would be i… Read full post »
I saw the most amazing episode of "Blue Bloods" last night. The CBS series, starring Tom Selleck as the police commissioner of New York, is the only fiction program that I watch on TV. I got hooked on it by watching it with a friend some months ago. It replaced, in my… Read full post »
Tis a puzzlement.
A blog I posted nearly three years ago, during the period when the Republican candidates for president were holding their TV debates, has lately gone viral. It focused on Rick Santorum, who at that stage was considered the darkest of darkhorse candidate… Read full post »
This is getting to be a habit.
In August, Keiko's Open Salon account was eliminated, every comment she had ever left on anyone else's blog disappeared, every Personal Message she had ever sent went up in smoke. It was done under cover of night, and no explanation was offered. But… Read full post »
A blog was published today on Open Salon with the title “When Whites Just Don’t Get It…” The title was borrowed from a column in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner. Kristof’s column and the OS blog were summed up as follows:
&ldqu… Read full post »
Truman Capote, in one of his books, referred to Montgomery Clift as "a cocksucker." If Clift had not been conveniently dead, he might have lifted his head long enough to reply "Tu quoque."
This anecdote is meant to underscore the fact that there are cocksuckers, and then there are cocksuckers.
Applyi… Read full post »
The title of this piece is a handy acronym I would never have discovered if I hadn''t liked reading about my fellow seniors, the Rolling Stones.
A rock journalist was interviewing Jagger for a book, and being really into music he couldn't resist telling the Stones front man that he was disappoin… Read full post »
Today, one of the Open Salon regulars posted a blog with this title:
"Watching This Site, Leaving This Site"
Much of the post was taken up with attacks on a female OSer whose comments he deems to be rude and aggressive. The blogger made that point, and some of the people who commented… Read full post »
In the 85 years since Wyatt Earp was buried at the Hills of Eternity cemetery in Colma, California, a few miles south of San Francisco, his gravestone has been stolen and replaced at least twice. This sort of thing is common with Old West characters. Billy the Kid’s grave marker at Fo… Read full post »
Yesterday one of our more prominent bloggers announced that she was quitting Open Salon, mainly because she is tired of being attacked in the comments thread by other bloggers. This provoked a great deal of hand-wringing, as it should have done, by bloggers who follow and admire her work. Some of… Read full post »
If you have spent time around Torahs, you probably are familiar with the Yad. The Yad is a (usually) silver-tipped pointer that allows you to read the Torah accurately without touching the holy parchment with your fingers. Touching a Torah with part of your body is considered a profane… Read full post »
Why are we all so coy these days? Entire posts are written about easily identifiable bloggers here, yet their names aren't mentioned. It used to be that people would write the most scurrilous articles about other OS people, and brazenly put the names of their targets in the headlines. No longer.… Read full post »
EDITOR’s NOTE: I was sitting on the toilet in a public restroom when I happened to notice the following manuscript inscribed on the inside of the stall door. It struck me as incredibly profound. Suddenly I knew how all those linguists, historians, anthropologists, Biblical scholars/… Read full post »
I was walking home from my sensitivity training class, where I have been enrolled for 27 years, when a young black man passed me on the sidewalk. He said: "You're one of the good ones."
I said "Thank you, young man. Would you like to sit with me on this bench… Read full post »
Arthur Louis's Favorites
- Ande Bliss
- Foolish Monkey
- Steve Kenny