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- October 12
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- Jack of all trades. Master of some.
MY RECENT POSTS
- And Now I'm 66
February 05, 2015 11:25PM
- I'm Back
August 29, 2014 12:26PM
- Here We Go Round Again On the
OS Roller Coaster
August 04, 2014 02:55PM
- An Index of Recent Articles By
March 27, 2014 05:31PM
- A Cross Linking Experiment
March 24, 2014 07:38PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “skypixie0 proposal is a
great idea with one
February 06, 2015 03:51PM
- “skypixie0 proposal is a
great idea with one
February 06, 2015 03:51PM
- “Ted, you are such a
damned good writer but, man,
need to edit
February 06, 2015 03:24PM
- “I should put you in
touch with my high school
Vietnam era West
February 06, 2015 03:13PM
- “Question: Where are the
kids around here? We all seem
of an age and I
February 06, 2015 12:09PM
- MY LINKS
No, seriously. The last time I posted here, in August, I was only 65, but my birthday passed on October 12th, making me 66.
Lately, I have been adding up the number things that need fixing. Teeth, prostate, increasing COPD (my mother died from that), worsening eyesight, a slight tendency toward… Read full post »
Now that I have turned sixty-five - which still blows me away every time I think about it - I have discovered several things I wish I didn't know.
First of all, I was never as sharp as I thought I was, or I wouldn't be in the predicament that I… Read full post »
In 2009, when I first became involved with Open Salon, it was the first time in a number of years that I had written anything for publication, having been immersed in the mortgage industry since 1997. I blogged quite happily until 2013 when I actually went back into daily journalism on… Read full post »
This is a list of articles I wrote during a six month period for GuardianLV. Since I no longer write for that publication, I do not get notified if comments are made on these articles, so please send any comments you might have here. Thank you.
I got this idea from a post by Herr Rudolphus der Rude about selling open salon accounts. Blame him. http://open.salon.com/blog/token/2014/03/22/for_sale_open_salon_account
The Republican Party can no longer assert that it is being misrepresented by the media.
In the most barefaced attempt ever made to intimidate a news organization, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, in letters to NBC and CNN released yesterday, has demanded that the named networks… Read full post »
on the other side of the world
not so far, not far at all, closer
Someone I don't know is not dying
I don’t really know her
I often wished I did
She seemed to have the voice
I seemed to long to hear
We all carry our crutches
around with us
We all carry our crosses
Crutches and crosses
Since 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States has undermined voting rights three times:
The first time was when they awarded the 2000 election to George W. Bush when the popular vote, and the electoral college, had clearly tapped Al Gore.
The second time was when the Court decided that… Read full post »
The Radical Right Rumor Machine is hard at work again: The Koch brothers are getting their money's worth.
There is absolutely nothing new in the "news" story about domestic surveillance: everyone knew this was going on.
In the fictional film "Zero Dark Thirty," this point was very carefully ma… Read full post »
are sending us away again
But where we should go
When there's no one left
Who's obliged to let us in.
They are sending us away
But we don’t know where to go
Or how to get there
Or what to do when we arrive
They say… Read full post »
As if Americans don't have enough to
worry about, a new mental illness - with a very real physiological
effect - has been identified with the increasing rate of media
absorption, especially in older populations.
Called the Media Induced Medical Anxiety Syndrome ( MIMAS), the condition results in the… Read full post »
Today, in the aftermath of the Moore Tornado, the news channels have once again saturated us with non-stop, 24 hour coverage of the event and its aftermath.
This isn't news. It stopped being news within hours of the event. Now, it's sensationalism, pure and simple, pandering to the voyeu… Read full post »
The Republican Dilemma with Immigration
Immigration policy has the Republican Party in a stranglehold from which there may be no escape, but let's call this what it really is, because the immigration debate is really a debate about citizenship, not immigration.
Just as anti-abortionists branded t… Read full post »
I see them from time to time as I go about my errands, very old men, usually thin, usually frail, who move ghost-like through the world.
You see these people all over South Florida because they moved here in their sixties and seventies to enjoy the warmth, and because most… Read full post »
Disclaimer: I used to manage a precious metals trading firm, so I know something about the metal trade, but I am out of that business for a year now and my information might be somewhat suspect.
That said, recent suggestions that the President could side-step Republican resistance… Read full post »
(Note: Open Salon appears to have ressurected itself from the ashes of inoperability. I am following Koshersaalam's lead and posting both here and on Our Salon for the time being.)
Once again, the Dunderheads in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives are creating a wholly fi… Read full post »
Keep the Community, Ditch the Site
Open Salon is a community that uses the OS website to stay in touch with a core group of people who enjoy writing and discussing all kinds of topics. We, the writers, are the community; Open Salon is only a platform.… Read full post »
During the first debate between himself and President Obama, former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney said that he would not enact any tax cut that would add to the deficit.
In an October 4th article, Bloomberg/Businessweek Economics Editor Peter Coy pointed o… Read full post »
Long distance diagnosis is frowned upon because the treatment professional really needs to see the client on a regular basis over a significant period of time in order to develop a supportable diagnosis. (Okay, in the real world, yes, counselors and therapists make snap judgments and those snap judgm… Read full post »
Sometimes, the best way to understand the son is to study the father.
During the past few days, we have all had ringside seats at the very public self-destruction of Republican presidential candidate Mutt Romney.
Everyone knows what he did, because we saw it, and how he… Read full post »
I see gods all around me
With every breath I take
I inhale one god and exhale another
Wherever my glance falls
I see god there; in each reflection
god sees me...but there's no one there
God is the instinct for the miraculous
God is the desire for source… Read full post »
Metaphors fail me.
Today, in an new campaign ad, Mitt Romney has told the American people that he is going to create 12 million jobs of the next four years.
The all-time champion job creator, Bill Clinton, saw 19.5 million jobs created during his tenure, or 2.43 million jobs per year.… Read full post »
No one can adequately answer the question of "What is an American?" because the answers vary on the basis of personal prejudice. We should, however, be able to definitively state "Who is an American," but it turns out that it's not as simple as it seems.
Who, really, is… Read full post »