- Florida, USA
- October 12
- I've decided that profiles are superfluous. Especially when you have rebuild a bathroom wall that just came down.
MY RECENT POSTS
- 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
- New Morning: Let's Take Over
Open Salon Again
March 14, 2014 02:23PM
- feedback a work in progress
February 17, 2014 03:43PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I rated it but I am not
really sure what I rated
August 05, 2014 11:15PM
- “A lot of bullshit has
been written back and forth
August 05, 2014 11:41AM
- “Some interesting points
Jan, I did once
float an idea for a website
August 05, 2014 10:12AM
- “This all reminds me of a
line from a Dylan song. That's
so special. Almost
August 04, 2014 11:55PM
- “Safe-Bet's Amy: Good
As far as
editing this bunch of
iconoclasts in c…”
August 04, 2014 07:18PM
- MY LINKS
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 »
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 »
(This article began as a rebuttal to a comment on Chauncy DeVega's most recent post. Go read it and then come back here.)
Joe Biden has been accused of explicit race-baiting on the bas… Read full post »
Hey, my name is Sage Merlin so if anyone is going to make predictions around here, it's going to be me, no matter how dumb they may be.
But AOL occasionally lays a big one, and today's "7 Products, Concepts and Ideas That Won't Exist by 2025" from The Motley… Read full post »