You Know I Always Wanted A Pony

Political and Personal Musings
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OCTOBER 19, 2010 8:24PM

I Must Be Hallucinating!

I must be hallucinating. 
Or am I the only person in the whole country who understands how income taxes are assessed?
I can't be the only person.  I know all of you at Open Salon are smarter than the average right wing media nut.  And you'reRead full post »
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APRIL 1, 2009 10:35PM

The day 3 men came to our house

This is a story I’ve never told anyone. For years I have kept it hidden in the darkest cavity of my childhood memories. Until recently, I forgot all about it. But as the rolodex of my life has opened, so have these memories.  Looking back, I now know that his was… Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 22, 2009 12:35AM

How Strangers at OS Consoled a Grieving Mother

It was the wail that told the neighbors that something was wrong.  A blood-curdling scream that said a mother had just heard the worst of news.

Connie was drinking a cup of coffee, when out the corner of her eye she saw her husband John sobbing as he walked across the… Read full post »

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JANUARY 8, 2009 12:55AM

The True (and Uncensored) Story of My Dad

Aunt Lilly and I were standing at her kitchen sink washing the dinner dishes when she whispered to me “My heavens, you look just like your father”.


Although we had talked non-stop ever since I stepped off the greyhound bus that afternoon, I think that was the first time she really… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 18, 2008 4:25PM

Toy Soldiers


Now that Christmas is around the corner, and you might be wondering what you should get the little ones....what toy will make them say WOW! and create lifetime memories....I'd like to share with you the toys I shared with my younger brother and sister. Clothespins. That's right. Plain o… Read full post »