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Toujours Toujours Toujours Toujours Toujours

Jett Noire

Jett Noire
August 22
Just wonderin'. Toujours. Ruth 1:16-17 - Per Fernsy, beat prose poet. ***** Tu me manques. Toujours. No matter how angry I get sometimes. No matter how much time passes. Thought I was doing okay, then saw your new profile pic and I was on the floor wailing. Again.


JANUARY 23, 2015 2:32PM

It Wooden Ever Bee the Same Without You

wooden bee
OCTOBER 22, 2014 10:10AM

I Think It's Effing Great

I Think It’s Effing Great

          So, FCKH8.com has a new video.  You can see it here: http://vimeo.com/109573972.

          I’ll paste below some of the commentary from a feminist Facebook/Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 10:59AM

Random Astonishments, the First

I believe it was October of 2010 when I attended a Kathleen Norris lecture.  In it, she quoted Mary Oliver's poem:

"Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention.

Be astonished.

Tell about it."

Those instructions have stayed with me.  I have quoted them to friends countless times and have a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 2:38PM

Tu Me Manques - Toujours

Yes, even now, and probably Right Hand holding toy parakeetfor the rest of my life.

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AUGUST 22, 2014 9:31PM

Happy 40th

happy 40th
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JANUARY 22, 2014 9:44PM

Just Like Heaven







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DECEMBER 28, 2013 12:03PM

Come This Far

When my niece Samantha was two, about to be three, I flew up to Spokane to visit for a week, which was to include her third birthday party.  In the course of the week, my sister Judi drove me around to "show me the sights," and, of course, Samantha was coming… Read full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2013 1:59PM

You Needn't Leave Your Brain at the Door



In response to this: http://thesubdeansstall.org/2013/12/12/you-dont-have-to-leave-your-brain-at-the-door-can-we-please-stop-saying-this/ 


OK, I get it.  Overweening pride of any sort is THE BIG SIN.  Saying, “Come to the Episcopal Church because you don&rsqu/Read full post »

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 2:54PM

Economy of Words

I have been left-handed all my life.  Now I have been left.

hand pointing left

Two years.  Too long.  Toujours?  So long. Read full post »

JUNE 11, 2013 8:49PM

Intake Insight

Pupils.  One word can trigger a stream.  “…and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’”

Pupils.  Listening to Harry Potter, Book 4, The Goblet of Fire,Read full post »

milk jug for milk of human kindness...in Internet commentary.  It gets lost among the vomit puking cat for milk of human kindnessand wasp for milk of human kindnesswasps. Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2013 9:42AM

The Disappeared

Who knew the Rapture would begin at OS?  "Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord for ever."  Linda Treiber is gone and we… Read full post »

MARCH 20, 2013 5:30PM


gazebo stone in my hand
FEBRUARY 6, 2013 9:06AM


Image0089Well, I never.  Never ever have I ever.  I am a fool and a persistent one.  After all the severances and  no mores, still.  Still, I want to call and tell you to look at the brilliant Full Worm Moon.  Still, I feel you near me in the thin place… Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2013 10:15PM

The Thins (sic) You Learn

There is always that one piece, the one that might fit in the persistent hole in my jigsaw puzzle.  I’ve tried it several times, each time forgetting that I tried it there before.  Then, in frustration, leaving that one aside, I go to work on another section.  Oh, no way.  I/Read full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2012 11:11AM

How Far


Go on, admit it.  You do it too.  It's time to go, so you put the marker in your book.  Then you hold the book sideways to see "how far you got."  Except, you didn't move from the chair.  Isn't reading grand? Read full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2012 7:28PM


**not published for reasons of monitoring**


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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 a platform. We believe the OS platform has become… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 2, 2012 11:46AM

Ten Things

Here are ten things I know about this community:


  1. You won’t find a finer variety of mixed-up nuts anywhere, Planter’s be damned.
  2. The people here like to write.
  3. Some of/
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OCTOBER 29, 2012 7:48PM

Hurricane? What Hurricane?

'Tis very blustery here in Atlanta, Georgia, but you wouldn't know it from this photo:

Sunset 10-29-12 (Sandy approaching)  Read full post »

OCTOBER 26, 2012 10:30PM

Omeletgo - Different Aspect

It is that time in the history in the world when it is time to flip.  The egg on the bottom is solidified.  The innards have been sautéed or melted.  The left hemisphere has flapped over to lie upon the right hemisphere and now, as mentioned, it is time to flipRead full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2012 8:41PM

Civility Ruminations

I have been ruminating on one topic for a long, long time.  I keep thinking I’m going to write a book about it, so naturally I have made an outline, collected various quotations from reliable and erudite sources, pondered the subject at great length and did some more ruminating, to makeRead full post »

OCTOBER 19, 2012 7:20PM

I Resemble That Remark

for president





Just sayin'. Read full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2012 11:49AM

The Price of Pride

God hates tags.

Minnie Pearl