I have been married once.  I feel in love fast, hard and completely.   I believe it is genetic.  All of my maternal and paternal parents and grandparents were romantics.  Hard and fast.  My great-grandmother died of pneumonia before antibiotics in her earl… Read full post »

APRIL 15, 2009 6:55PM

Jesus, Jump Down Now.

Spent a couple of weeks in LA.  My Mom is staying at a home in the Hollywood Hills next to P. Diddy's Playhouse, yes, Playhouse, and Malcom in the Middle's family home.

It is a beautiful home.  She is a great Mom.  Hot-tubbed my self to a wrinkled prune, and sat… Read full post »

Q: What is your favorite post on your own blog? What prompted you to write it? What did you learn from the comments others posted on that blog?

A: I was pretty happy with "Shamwow? Shamnow! or What the Hell is a Head Stain". It seemed to pretty much write itself -… Read full post »

MARCH 16, 2009 6:24PM

F.U.C.K. The Wars

We all grew up on Stg. Rock, even after Vietnam.

All of these wonderful young men and women that serve in Iraq and Afghanistan...HOOO Fucking RAH.

To all that you have seen, heard and witnessed, on our behalf in Iraq and Afghanistan, do not be silent.  Let us hear, let us… Read full post »

MARCH 15, 2009 8:27PM

Purple Heart for PTSD

 purple heart

I fought for twelve years to get my husband service-connected for PTSD regarding his service in Vietnam in 1968.  It was a grueling adversarial process that most vets don't get through becuase:

  1. They don't have an advocate in the family who can take the time and
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Fortunately, for Verbal, and all of those writers on OS who truly appreciate how hard it is to write horrific prose(it is exhausting)...I submit for your review the following courtesy of the following institute of higher learning:


Dept. of English & Comparative Literature
San Jos

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Dear Janie:  Some peonies for you on this Saturday from your friends at OS.

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Since Joan is having a hard time, and freaky has already changed her hair, this is an opportunity to vote on some funky new hats for Joan.  Below are 20 samples combed from various places.  Let's Vote Funky Hat For Joan!


 Funky Hat 1Funky Hat 1   Stylish and Sophisticated… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2009 9:53PM

29 Curves and the Jet Defect.

The arrogance of youth is only eclisped by the staggering beauty of young lives and the stupidity of the short experience that they have. 

In the summer of my Junior, or Third Year as the like to call it at the University of Virginia, a group of us decided to… Read full post »


 The White Spot in Charlottesville, Virginia, and it's delectable delights will always have a special place in my heart.

First, you must always be in your early twenties, completely toasted and ready to eat anything at three in the morning, that helps.  (We had a friend who ca… Read full post »

It is clear from this community that you are truly loved.  As it has been said, " life is a terrible thing to do to a person."  I will take some of your pain today and send you some joy. 

I send you sunlight through your window that will pool… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2009 11:59PM

PTSD, Handle With Care.

The first thing we need to understand about PTSD is that it is never cured.  Just as an amputation, a bullet fragment, and the loss of vision or hearing is never recovered, PTSD never goes away.  It is as constant as nerve damage, and as painful as the phantom pain of… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2009 1:45PM

What Does A Broken Heart Sound Like?

That endless thrumming in my chest.  I've been told that it is my heart.  The rhythm is constant and reassuring.  My mortal timepiece.  One day it will just cease, it will probably thrum and bump around in my chest in an uneven protest at the end of it's long labor, but… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2009 9:05PM

Give Kalvin Love, Love, Love.

Kalvin, our OS community member needs some love.

His mission of baiting everyone who posts anything is a remarkable and unrelenting passion.

Kalvin, I know you have mentioned how much you love this baiting of people who are posting basically anything.

My challenge to you is to write an inte… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 5, 2009 8:14PM

In Response to Open Hate on Open Salon

mixed race I understand that Open Salon is committed to the First Amendment, and I believe that this is what they need to do.  Open, as Larry pointed out in his latest blog, is about everyone.  But where two or more are gathered, it is a community, and I believe Open also means… Read full post »

haggard Homosexuality, all of the other acronyms regarding men and women with same-sex attraction is nothing new.  This has been a part of every society on the face of the earth since the beginning of time.  What explains it?  I don't know, but any man or woman that I have ever&nb… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2009 7:04AM

New Buddy for Sheldon the Wonderhorse

horse-progesterex I love long walks in the rain, Oats with Crunchy Peanut Butter, Pina Coladas and little Fillies named Skanky Hanky Panky.  Call me.  Let's play a prank on the stable boys.  My name is Dandy Randy III. 

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FEBRUARY 4, 2009 5:35AM

Trains, Planes and Automobiles.

images  My grandmother was born on November 4th in 1898 in her mother's home in Columbia, Missouri.  She lived until July 4th, 1991.   Her ancestors came to Virginia in 1654.  James and Letticia Bowling were married in Amherst, Virginia on April 4th, 1777, before he mar… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2009 4:22AM

Big Love and Big Lies

images  I know Big Love is sexy.  If it bleeds it leads.  Lives led astray, people and families failing in the most fundamental ways.  Sex, Murder, Bigamy, Greed, Gambling, and enough old men going for young women to rival any whorehouse in Nevada.  It's coming like a f… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2009 2:43AM

Blood and The Recession

AB-Negative.  .07 percent of Americans have this rare blood pumping through their bodies.  Money is tight at home. 

 My husband and I are on fixed incomes.  No major economic issues, except that we do live paycheck to paycheck.  So we have decided to save.  Our only… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 1, 2009 7:13PM

Traction Control Saved My Life

When I bought my super-duper, over-powered V-8 retr0-monster a few years ago, the only thing that I was impressed with was the brochure that told me it would go zero to 60 in 4.1.  The brochure didn't lie.

Going fast is great, stopping straight and fast is much better. … Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 1, 2009 6:31PM

What Happened to Rain, Mud and Blood?

Call me Old School.  Not because it is trendy, because it has a visceral meaning beyond anything that will happen in Tampa today. 

Don't get me wrong, I love football.  I especially love the movie "Diner" where the fiance has to pass a test, multiple choice of the Baltimore Colts… Read full post »


 I know I'm just a Terrier.  I'm three, which is just shy of four.  I was born on April Fools,  so that makes me a bit of a prankster.  But, Mom put the Christmas tree up today, and as a live and breathe, as I was sitting by the fire… Read full post »