- December 20
- Married and in the heartland of the USA with little to say and nothing to say it with.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Ultimate Christmas Ride
December 07, 2013 10:36PM
- What Matters Is How They Kill
September 06, 2013 05:55PM
- Leaving And A Final Reason To
August 20, 2013 07:00PM
- Iron Poet #17 -- To the Edge
Of A Brave New Life
August 16, 2013 10:45PM
- Re-launch of Iron Poets -- #17
"My Brave New Life"
August 04, 2013 12:37AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “May your father and
yourself find peace. This is a
December 14, 2013 02:59PM
- “Thanks all.”
December 14, 2013 02:54PM
- “Good stuff”
December 14, 2013 02:54PM
- “OK.,not to brag, but I
have a 158
I keep leaving
the 7-10 split, or I'd be
September 10, 2013 11:29PM
- “Well done.
out goob! LOL”
September 08, 2013 03:42PM
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There is a sad and lonely silence about her
her trembling head hanging down upon her long ago sunken chest,
and soft whispers of breathing erratic and aged
as the magazine slips slowly from her grasp to the concrete below.
Daily she sits upon her porch in a… Read full post »
The moon shines sparsely upon the silent driveway this night,
luminous shadows hinting of shapes and objects not quite seen
as anger slowly settles hot and low into my still churning chest
and moonlight amplifies my frustrations over yet another fight.
… Read full post »
A few weeks ago, I had an out of OS experience where my blog was not on the site. It was a tad bit uncomfortable, but thankfully, OS opted to bring me back out of oblivion!
So here’s the thing!
The fun thing about being temporarily booted off of OS, and then reinstated,..is all the stuff I had dumped came back.
In celebration of being back, here is a piece I missed from February 2011 that I thought I'd dust off.
Your breathing is deeper now, and your attention is… Read full post »
It’s all spread out under a willow tree,
folding chairs with taped-over handles
and big black pots nestled over rigged gas flames
with smells wafting and wigglin’ all willow wamped.
Aunt Spuddy’s stir… Read full post »
UBI – (United Bloggers International)
Low altitude spy drones flying off the coast of Open Salon report that as of 12:40 today, a Tropical Dustup was forming 130 miles south by southeast of the southernmost Blogland.
This is the first named storm of the Dustup s… Read full post »
You know you wanna do it!
You KNOW you do!!!!
You are just dying to choose a side on Open Salon and jump into whatever monkey frays might occur in the future! You wanna band with one group of bloggers and have all kinds of interesting dialogue with them… Read full post »
Well, I posted this on April 11th of last year, and today I got to thinking about it again. Losing this friend still hurts...but I have survived a year, feeling the hurt over and over, but also a bit less often.
Anyway, here it is again, kind of a rememberance to… Read full post »
Why would ANYONE actually eat liver and onions??
I can find no logic to it. It is not like they said..."yum...smell that!" Or "doesn't that look great???"
It stinks! It festers on my plate. It literally grows in size when I place it in my mouth.
No no no....no liver… Read full post »
I am tired of keeping score.
My job is about keeping score, and has been for 30 plus years. Are sales up? Are they down? Why? Why not more? Either we are winning, or we are losing. It is all about making money. It has been for 30 years.
At church,… Read full post »
Charcoal-filled grins emit from her eyes this night,
darkened and deep they look upon me
stone-like and cool
with touches of play in the lined squints of humor that crease her lids
Sun-blazened iris shine upon me from another direction
brilliant hazelnut… Read full post »
Recollections of my Grandma Matthews….
Grandma Matthews was pretty good about keeping a heavy glass bowl with lid on the kitchen table always stocked with tart Lemon Drops.
The Lemon Drops were crusted with sugar, and sticky enough that you spent a lot more time licking your fingers cl… Read full post »
In the world in which I was brought up, I’ve always had a fascination with the art of story-telling.
I can remember the joy I had in mid-High when I discovered in the school library a book by a writer I had never heard of by the name of… Read full post »
So we got rocked with snow too....no...not the 38" inch variety like the northeast nor the 14" inch variety of some of the midwestern states north of me.
We got something in the 9" to 11" inch range officially, and 79" inches in my driveway unofficially.
Every weather person i… Read full post »
courtesy of google images
The winds will howl and deer will push,
across the Pole this day.
Aurora gathers from skies around
to light upon the sleigh.
The magic of the season crests,
the sparks do fly about,
the steeds do paw and grind the earth,
and… Read full post »
The space heater kicked on again rumbling and buzzing,
quickly glowing angry red as it battled for a hold in the ice cold room
and gloved fingers edged closer to the fiery red hornet
seeking a warm embrace in the electric cold of being alone
Radio driven… Read full post »
Open Salon is a community that uses the OS website to stay in touch with a core group of people who enjoy writing and discussing all kinds of topics. We, the writers, are the community; Open Salon is only a platform.
We believe the OS platform has become incapable… Read full post »
One house is lit with self-generated power on the corner,
an island of civilization dropped in the center of unfolding void,
as darkness filters past the last wisps of sunlight and pours over us,
and rising angry waters grope up our legs and over our thighs.
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