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


MARCH 7, 2015 8:50PM

15 years ago (3/8) {PTSD alert}

proof positive
I won't be able to accept comments for this one.
Life is too busy for me right now due to other stuff. 
This was only posted in that I found it without even looking to find it, and since it's so timely, I did post.
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FEBRUARY 1, 2015 5:00PM

Our Shared History

It used to take many rates to get into the righthand feed. It now takes just one. 


Think, good people.


It used to take many rates to get into the righthand feed. It now takes just one. 

History is what it is. Because time is continually shifting, and one… Read full post »

JANUARY 29, 2015 8:46PM


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Some days, it pays not to blog here. If it hadn't been for scan, jane and a number of others here today, I'd be bored out of my noodle by all the useless waste of time



I'm breaking my cussing resolution, and it's… Read full post »

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JANUARY 28, 2015 4:50PM

I'm only gonna say this once

Partly cause of what Z recently has warned us of, and partly cause I'm tired today.

Only once.

So here goes.


Last evening, someone's PM alerted me to something which I'd witnessed here on Open before, but which I hadn't noticed being used with me often enough to where itRead full post »

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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 »

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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 





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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 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 »

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 »

    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 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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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.

It's… Read full post »

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 »