Marion's Open Salon Blog

Marion Stein

Marion Stein
New York, New York
January 01
I no longer get this place. Time was, your post came up, and people had a chance to see it. Now, no one is going to unless you tell them to or something. This is depressing. I still post here from time to time, but the best place to see my stuff is over at my REAL blog, Drop by sometime. A lot to see there. Comments welcome. Come on over and say hello.

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 24, 2011 2:44PM

Live Blogging -- My Mother's Death Bed, Part II

13:15, 24 March 2011 — My mother’s body continues to shrink and contract into itself.  Her breathing is shallower than it was.  I think she’s fighting less.  The gurgling sound is still there, though less

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OCTOBER 4, 2010 4:58PM

Ending Cyber-Bullying Now and Forever

The recent suicide of Rutgers University freshman, Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after his roommate used a hidden webcam to record his sexual encounter with another male student and posted it on Twitter, was hardly the first case of a teenager driven to suicide by cyber-bullies.

Cyber-bullyi… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 4:05PM

The Deification of Momdom: Why Christine is No Sarah

Christine O or Pristine the Virgin Queen as she’s dubbed in some corners of the Internets, is the new “it” girl.  Since her surprise victory in the Republican senate primary in Delaware, she’s all over the headlines the youtube and the cable.

We see and hear her in… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 9:20AM

New Opportunities in Tough Times

According to this morning’s Wonkette (the website of record), a think tank called The Roosevelt Institute issued a report, The Stagnating Labor Market,  stating that most of those currently unemployed will never work again.

Pessimism will not help us in the current situation.  In fac… Read full post »

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JANUARY 6, 2010 10:54AM

Carpetbagger or Hired Gun? Should Harold Ford Jr. Run?

1968, flashback to my 8 year-old self: I wake up to the news on the radio that Bobby Kennedy has been shot. I stumble into my parents’ bedroom waking them with the announcement. My mother still groggy says, “I never liked him. He was a carpetbagger.”

More than thirty years… Read full post »

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JANUARY 3, 2010 7:09PM

There's More to Publishing Than in Jonathan Galassi's Op-Ed

In a New York Times opinion piece, There’s More to Publishing Than Meets the Screen, (1/3/10), Jonathan Galassi — President of Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, writes of the decision by the heirs of William Stryon’s estate to put out e-book versions of the author’s work. Galassi… Read full post »