The Poor Woman's Almanack

Impoverishment does not equal self pity.

Poor Woman

Poor Woman
Anywhere, United States
April 29
Social Reformer
6 Word Bio: RUDELY AWOKEN-- MOSTLY OUTSPOKEN-- REMAINING UNBROKEN ****************************************** My life would shock most people. It is a little known fact that there are quite a number of those on the fringes who may not ever see relief. I am that one you never met, in that we are kept separate by way of societal demands that the poor remain silent, biddable, childlike nonentities without a say as to our care or how it's to be provided. ****************************************** I tend to view things as a selfdisicplined person without advantages. If this won't set with some, then I guess they are not ready to remember who we are as one entity, governed by everyone inclusively. I will not cease to point out any diseased thinking I run across here in the USA. ****************************************** I stand in defense of the weakened, the brutally treated, the denied, the ones for whom life's trial can be too much. I stand with my thought, even when my legs are weakened, my stride not strong. ****************************************** Walk with me on this journey, now, wherein we may ask each other: How much is the value of one person affected by what is generally assumed about them? **** See me also at THE POOR WOMAN'S RETROACTIVE DIARY, (go to LINKS below, if you're interested) a commentary on the level of care I was allowed throughout my time seeking help.


JUNE 24, 2014 11:59PM

OC (Well, Sort of)

This might well end up being my one and only post for a while, and might even be my last post here for life.

I say that not with self pity, but out of a need to say what's for real.


This place no longer has about it the cloak… Read full post »

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I find this guy's thoughts very curiously engaging.

How would you say he formed his hypotheses regarding the state of this country and our world at large? Is he for real? Or is he a media mogul with attitude?

He's certainly opinionated. What's in it for him?

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I don't believe I've ever met anyone online better equipped to describe what it means to want to learn writing from the ground up and grow in wisdom as a writer and fellow beginner here.

I first stumbled upon Kenneth Sibbett's work about four years ago at Open… Read full post »

MARCH 9, 2014 12:15AM

I Wouldn't Presume

I wouldn't presume to

tell you what I believe, expecting that it get followed by you or anyone else thereafter


I wouldn't presume

to say you have no ability to winnow the real from the false


I wouldn't presume to

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MARCH 6, 2014 9:15PM

To Tom Cordle

Having just perused through some comments here at Open, I was shocked (and I mean shocked) by the haziness of the concept I recently offered by way of comments in the stream.

Don't you know me? Do you seriously mean to make me look like a stupid, daft ignoramus?


Here's… Read full post »

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MARCH 5, 2014 7:19PM

Today's American Slave Trade

Okay. Now I'm mad enough to smash something messy. And it won't look good if I don't do something positive toward change of the right sort.

Slavery in America is alive and well. It did not end in our great grandparents' era. 

These are complex issues, I'll grant you. They are… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 11:21PM

What would happen if--? (Am I nuts?)

Every post currently on the front cover was rewritten as something different?

In the normal, run-of-the-mill posting, when I change a post's title and/or content, the post remains in its place in the queue.

 Tho' this process takes time to finally register feed-wise, it does finally happen.

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Good morning, all!

Today is my day to celebrate having blogged alongside you now for 4 whole years. Makes you think, huh?

What have we been up to for the past 4 years? Well, it seems to me we have been discussing everything from soup to nuts and then some.

I… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2014 4:54PM

"Let Freedom Ring!"

Let Freedom Ring!
The ideas and feelings exemplified by us here online were meant to be shared openly. They may be classified as sacred, precious and valuable to each individual here. Some of us may have feelings of deepening resentment towards others due to differing opinions… Read full post »
JANUARY 10, 2014 6:57PM

The Truth Shall Set You Free

When I came here to copy+ paste the content from my OurS post, I found the OS editor acting flakey again. It simply would not function and gave me 3 fonts in 4 sizes and then went all squiggly on me. So, for anyone interested, here is that URL link:… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2014 12:28PM

Thoughts at Midwinter (poetry)


Thoughts at Midwinter


Winter finds me home most days

Alone, in quiet mode.

I yearn to be freer, freed

The snow beckons me to frolic in drifts

To skate on ponds

To breathe crisp air that sends shivers of delight through me

To embrace the limits

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The Tyranny of Ageing Sexy Kale Distribution to White Trash Messy Apartment Dwelling Actors & Actresses by the Supreme Court Under Obummercare Yields Tears for the Past



That's my title and the text in one 

Need I say more? 


Now you try it!

I double dare ya!&nb… Read full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2013 5:16PM

Inspired by Gerald's Funny Post....

The Buble version (best IMHO)
My words
(Thanks so much, Gerald! We needed something fresh and funny here today!) 
Oh, the OS weather is frightful
But the comp'ny's still delightful
And as long as there is no host
Let us post! Let us post! Let us po… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 21, 2013 7:38PM

Personhood -vs- Personal Viewpoint

 This song is for the entire crew involved in our most recent conflagration.

I love you all, but....c'mon, guys....


I'm not certain if what I am about to write isn't going to garner some jeers or even a nasty retort or two. Nobody likes a smarty pants, do they?… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 20, 2013 4:30PM

"That Homeless Guy"

"There's that homeless guy again!"

The driver of the bus I was riding was upset, although he appeared to have good intentions. I had chosen a seat by the door, and was huddled there in my coat, watching the world advance towards me in jerks and starts through the windshield.

"Who… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2013 7:10PM

My Opinion, In a Nutshell

In a nutshell, this is the simplest way of voicing what I feel we suffer from:

 In the West, we who advocate for individuals' rights to freedom have yet to understand that we are actually a collective, each one belonging to a greater whole. In this context, everything looks different.

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This is a true story.

I once had occasion to dwell among some really scary folk. Just being there was enough to make the hairs on one's head prickle and stand on end like live wires. 

They were not only frightening to anyone coming near, but the children in the

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Just a thought, good people. A number of us are unhappy with the current facebook rave among our numbers, especially given OS could go belly up almost any moment.
In lieu of finding another way to blog before it does go under (as choosing what to do next… Read full post »

painted lady butterfly image 2 




Once, during one of my times of deepest trouble, I had a surprising view into another's world.

It is printed indelibly upon my memory, a stained glass illuminata of the past moment when I saw two lovers locked in earth's desiring.

This one bri… Read full post »

Well! There are 2 FREE films to choose from this time around, both at YouTube.
Once again, to see our FREE films there, you must first create an account with your own password, then log in, and click on Movies by category, then click on FREE. (Or you… Read full post »
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JUNE 17, 2012 12:59AM

My Real Dad

I'd spent much of my time before the age of 13 feeling like I was not a real member of my own family. That I was unwelcome to grow up, to be socially skilled, to have all my needs met even when they could have been afforded, every one,… Read full post »
And now this report from the nation's first in SPAM news: 
I'll probably regret posting my next inclusion here, but, oh, well...

Spamburger by PW 
Here's your chance to really bring on the linework, my fellow sketch artisans. Pros such as Kim and greenheron might find this too easy, but let them also bring a recipe or two along for the fun of it.
After all, we are under attack,… Read full post »
Okay, Kim. I tried. It looks like crumpled paper, but not like the original enough to satisfy me. The bottom half is all wonky, and way, way off. It might take two other tries before I could get it right, and I just haven't got… Read full post »
MAY 30, 2012 1:12PM

Coldly Forgiving

Ted was an architect who was not partciularly popular with the others in his firm, but neither was he unlikeable, just quietly studious and solemn.

We met at a cocktail party one rainy summer evening. I had slipped off my heels, and was padding around in my stockinged feet on my… Read full post »

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