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. *************************************


The story of what happened inside the gates of Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps  has a special significance for me personally today, but not just due to the 70th Anniversary observances.

Birkenau gate.JPG 

Despite this personal signiRead full post »

JANUARY 24, 2015 8:04PM

In Response to the Sniper (freebie)

I do not like certain parts of this movie, but many good points are made within its story line.

It is old fashioned a lot of the time, but then it is old, so for anyone watching it, please try and keep that in mind. I don't like war pictures asRead full post »

JANUARY 14, 2015 6:44PM

Two (3?) Questions

Question 1:


Is this image really OK with you?


Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoon



Its wording reads "Mohammed: a star is born!"


Question 2:


If so, then would you please share with me why that is?


Because, if these cartoons (follow link, if interested) are not OK, then whyRead full post »

I'm having to rewrite this entire post owing to problems over at YouTube with embedding a trailer for the film I've chosen.

:( (oh, poop!)

Marjane Satrapi has a fascinating history. She began her life as an Iranian citizen and faced grave danger during a time of upheaval.

Ultimately, she chose t… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2015 12:19AM

Winter Fiction (my first real try)

(published earlier the same day at 


They'd been driving in snow past nightfall for nearly twelve hours already. The highway lay placidly under the tires of the elderly sedan as it rolled on through the night. They'd had to fasten the chains on after the first four hoursRead full post »

JANUARY 9, 2015 9:32PM

Muslim Peace Movement + Je Suis Ahmed

I found much to consider in my search today of sources regarding peace movements supported and/or organized/funded by various religions.


I offer one persepctive at


Peace to anyone who reads this 





View on YouTube

 … Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2015 7:07PM

Foody Tuesday Movie Nite

This one could vanish suddenly from YouTube, as they have the pay-for version (slap my naughty blogging wrist!).
It's a classic Matthew Broderick pic from an era in which people still had smoking areas to enjoy in restaurants.
Also starring: Annabella Sciorra 
My Rating: both arthritic… Read full post »
JANUARY 5, 2015 10:43PM

Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?

Over the years, I've come to value this place for a safe haven and a way to learn about what's been going on in our world.

It's important to me that we stay connected. Life is short. Let's stay connected.

There is a little, niggling problem, though, that starts whenever IRead full post »

JANUARY 4, 2015 10:32PM

What Tink Taught Me About Video Embeds

This is how I've rephrased Tink's instructions to me via PM last week that enabled me to embed videos here again.

This brief post is actually mainly a comment I left to tgwithin, whose struggles with video echo my own prior to learning first from skypixie0, and lastly Tinkerertink69. 

(I guess… Read full post »

 Our Ms Z. has had a very valuable post up today, as many of you know.
Now you'll also know that this is my first successful embed of a video since YouTube changed their coding.
I'm pretty happy about it, as you can imagine. And I'd have posted this little gift… Read full post »
DECEMBER 31, 2014 8:11PM




View on YouTube




I will be in and out for a while


Whatever you do

do not let Tink run away with the crab cakes this time!



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DECEMBER 31, 2014 3:09PM

Learning (but still failing)

DECEMBER 29, 2014 5:43PM

One Trick Party


The Paramount Western set as seen in an episode of The Brady Bunch

Photo credit:


Is our world just another backlot? What's on view is very different from what's behind the scenes.

It is a curious thing, but people that don… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2014 2:40PM

Celebrating Super Jane's Super Birthday!

Taking video/song requests here and at the actual Par-TAY.

That may be found at

or by





(FYI: I do b'lieve that it is possible to visit Our salon without first logging in--and I think it's possible to play videos there, altho' not… Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2014 5:39PM

A Winter Poem

The longing for color



at midwinter

makes me go in search of texture



to find the warming face of light....





...and breathe a sigh of longing and of bliss.



All photos by Poor Woman copyright 2014


Publish… Read full post »

Perhaps it is possible that any anger we or others feel can be built upon until there is a pile-on effect.

Perhaps it is true that, when some people feel cornered, their deep seated instincts to kill or be killed, down or be downed, can bring out untamed wording. (Who'sRead full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2014 7:05PM

OS Holiday Truce Par-TAY!!!

This here invitation has been totally transformed into an all-out attack on the doldrums.



This here party is all about love, peace, and allowance of differences in favor of enjoying each other's company.

to get the ball rolling---

Gerald--this one's for you!Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2014 8:30PM


 "If you fling it, they will come."


Okay. It's official.

In rereading some old posts here on Open in order to get to the bottom of all the feuding , I came across several references to the term, "flinging feces."

While I've used this term before on numerous occasions,Read full post »

Remember this lovely old, fun song from way back when?

Simon & Garfunkel's 59th Street Bridge Song.

(Cannot get video to embed yet, and links aren't working in the edit feature of my account--sorry. I've posted the video over at OurS for those ready for a listen) 


 So, the sRead full post »

    In the following 1/2 hour video, Len Saputo, MD interviews David Rasnick PhD regarding the truth about AIDS. (over at OurS, it posted fine--I will include URLs at the bottom of this article)

Were you aware that it is believed by some that HIV has never been obtainedRead full post »

The following is intended to inform anybody looking for new ways to see the world over the holidays.

While some are simply downright dangerous for persons with/out certain beliefs, each choice will hopefully offer a brief overview as to what may be expected. (Accommodations are not listed.) 

&nb… Read full post »

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?

I'm posting a couple… Read full post »

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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

tell you you have enough memory for facts… Read full post »

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