- Cape Coral, Florida, United States
- June 01
- MY OPEN SALON BIO (‘Cause someone said I needed one)
BLOG: Oh how I hate that word. The idea is great, but the word, itself, sounds so ... so icky. It's a name for something caught in your throat or something stuck to the bottom of your shoes ... something someone did that smells ... not a name for a journal or diary or random editorializing. Whose word is that, anyway? Smells awfully yuppie to me.
Yet here I am, stuck in computor-ese, once more dancing to someone else’s drum … Blogging. Oh well, maybe I can get past that. 'Cause while I’m here, I’d occasionally like to do a little soul searching, sometimes think out loud, let others hear, and see what kind of s--t that stirs up.
My life’s path has wandered into sales, management, banking, appraising, real estate, construction, design … yes, even politics … and a host of other activities that together, I think have opened my eyes, and hopefully, my mind. So you’ll get a dose of me from several perspectives, some a little tame, others fairly jaded, all a little philosophical. I can’t help it; it’s an itch that needs to be scratched, and now the pus is about to spill onto this site.
Anyway, I tend to be irreverent, sarcastic and glib, and there's a good chance I’ll say something that will piss you off. In that event, just click the red "X" in the upper right corner, I’ll disappear and you'll be safe after that. But if you’re willing to take a risk, and aren’t afraid of skinning your knees, come on in. You might have some fun and there’s a first-aid kit close by. Just remember: proceed with caution, avoid the puddles, and always … ALWAYS! … wear rubbers (on your shoes).
MY RECENT POSTS
- Dropped In To Say Hi…
May 11, 2011 09:56AM
- Driving Mr. Daisy
March 21, 2011 10:58AM
- A Funny Thing Happened ...
February 21, 2011 11:12AM
- The Rumor in the Night ... The
February 14, 2011 09:43AM
- The Rumor in the Night ... A
February 03, 2011 09:52AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I have no doubt you are
equal to the rask ... in
June 21, 2011 07:51AM
- “First, ONL, thanks for
stopping by my site to say hi
inviting me to
June 20, 2011 11:44AM
- “Lezlie, you wrote,
“I am proud of every
April 11, 2011 09:23AM
- “Oh, yeah, and
“Little baby birds look
like raw chicken
April 11, 2011 08:00AM
- “aim … You wrote,
“I often think that
microcosm, my life, your
April 11, 2011 07:56AM
Rod Emmons's Links
AND BYE ... (For Awhile)
Wow! I just peeked in, and realized it had been almost 2 months since I last wrote. Man, how the time flies when you're having fun (and even when you're not). Since my last blog, I have moved into my new place (as has my son/… Read full post »
A/K/A The Sweet “Smell” of Success
The Journey, Part IV
Note to self: Make sure you end this journal before you have more parts then the Roman numerals you know.
For the last few weeks, it has been impossible to write. I have not had the time or the energy.&n… Read full post »
ON THE WAY TO THE OFFICE
The JOURNEY, PART III
This morning while riding to work, I began to reflect on this whole loss-of-sight ordeal, and I found myself laughing about it.Now make no mistake; losing my vision, in and of itself, is no laughing matter. It is a constant combin… Read full post »
This piece … and its companion pieces … will be about learning to deal with my blindness, a journal of sorts … my random thoughts … written as time permits, to chronicle the events, the emotions, the victories and the defeats, that lay ahead as my eyes &helli… Read full post »
February 22, 2010. I remember it well, the day I watched the sight in my left eye disappear, one flake at a time. That’s how it appeared, as flakes; what the Eye World calls “floaters.” And beginning around ten that morning, one by one, fl… Read full post »
As many of you know, I lost the sight in my right eye on November 28th, the result of a stroke to that eye. Blood flow was restored the next morning, and as a result, some sight has returned … about 3%. More may return over time, but I am told… Read full post »
Have you read Mauricio Betancourt? If not, you should. Mauricio is a journalist. He lives in Colombia … the one in South America, not South Carolina … and as such, brings an interesting perspective to many things. He is also openly gay, which adds to/… Read full post »
AND I MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT!
Yeah, I am proud of the fact that at 67, I am still attractive to women. I am proud of the fact that I can still perform; you know … rock between the sheets … dance the horizontal mambo … cause a primal scream/… Read full post »
Answering The Call!
For the most part … since the late ‘70s … I rarely buy an album. Instead I’ve mixed my own, preferring a variety of artists, mixed by mood. In the “old” days, it was on tape. In more recent years, it has been on di… Read full post »
CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE HE’S GONE?
August 8th was an exciting day for me! I was planning to see my old friend from high school, Charles Martin Frazier … Martin … or Marty, as he came to be called.
From the time I awakened, my exuberance was like t… Read full post »
It is that time again … Football Season … and the time when that man in your life goes into his trance-like, unintelligible, quasi-hibernating, beer drinking stupor. Don’t fret; it is not a disease. It is caused by a genetic mutation tightly l/… Read full post »
SOLVING FOR RAR:
In his recent post, RA Roberts Jr. writes: “There are questions. Then, there are questions!” He goes on to lament (paraphrased), “When pairs of socks are placed in the dryer, then, taken out, how is it that one is missing? How can it be that… Read full post »
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
For the last three days I have been trying to send an important PM, but have been unable to do so. And it also appears that I can not post comments on those posts I’ve been reading, either. For the last two days this was… Read full post »
AN OPEN LETTER TO JOYONBOARD
Joy … Whoa! Be careful what you ask for, right? You asked about Flounce? You certainly got some answers. Glad I missed this yesterday so that I could read all the comments today (116). WOW!
And now I want to add… Read full post »
It has been 38 years since I last saw you. And the picture that conjures in my mind of that day is not the one I want as my memory; you … lying there … gasping for breath … unaware even of your own need to breath. Gasping and gasping until… Read full post »
HI folks! Nice to see you! Arrg!
The last time I wrote about my eye, I was two days away from surgery to correct the prior surgery done in March to fix my detached retina. Whew! Well that occurred … sort of … on May 20th.&… Read full post »
A LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Wow! What a journey! I just glanced back at my prior posts, and realized that I began writing about my eyes last November. That’s when I had film removed from both eyes that was a result of cataract surgery I had had over a year… Read full post »
MY LIFE IN THREE:
I’ve lived and loved; laughed and cried.
I’ve grown … tall - up – and even old.
I have great memories and few regrets. Read full post »
Unbreakable has written a post, “It’s Not You, It’s Me” wherein she says she will not be writing on OS, and near the end she states, “I just know I can't do this anymore, at least not for a while.”
I feel compelled to write her a letter expressing my feelings… Read full post »
SEX ... It can be an up and down experience. Up and down; in and out. Oh well. What more can I say ... x 4.590909? Read full post »
SLOWLY, I am regaining my sight!
Let me say that again …
Slowly, I am regaining my sight!
Frankly, I was beginning to wonder. The surgery was on March 11th. As of March 24th, there had been no noticeable improvement. The doc had assured me, e/… Read full post »
I am learning what it is like to feel helpless. I lost the sight in my left eye on February 21. Now, one month later, I am still blind, and apparently will be for at least another three to four weeks.
Much has happened in that time. At first, I/… Read full post »
OK, Class, let’s review. In Chapter 1, I mentioned that in late 2007 I had cataract surgery on both eyes. One year later, at the annual exam, I was told that a film was developing on both eyes, that this was not unusual, that at some point in the future,… Read full post »
Ive carried this too long:
I have to confess; I am a sexual pervert. So what, you say? So are you. Maybe. But I’m not talking about your typical, everyday perversions, like Threesomes or Bestiality or sadomasochism or the usual stuff like that. No; I’m talking some… Read full post »
Last night, while watching you with your boys … my grand sons … I was flooded with many memories of your childhood and all the special events that transpired as you were growing up. Do you remember them, too?
Like the times I would carry yo… Read full post »