Sparking My Own Evolution
- October 31
- Traffic Negotiator
- Planet Earth
- The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars...
MY RECENT POSTS
- Get Well Soon Trilogy!
May 06, 2011 03:30PM
- The Consciousness of Poverty
April 18, 2011 10:39PM
- An Unearthing
April 13, 2011 04:52PM
- Words On The Page
April 10, 2011 03:54PM
- Confessions of a Serial
Killer's Daughter I
March 13, 2011 02:57PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I agree with skypixie -
we need to understand as much
need to punish.
January 13, 2012 10:18AM
- “I have missed you Tink.
Just enough of zany to start
off right. Thank
January 13, 2012 10:13AM
- “I felt so humbled
reading this, it reminds me of
things we do in this
January 13, 2012 10:11AM
- “They are definitely
sweeter than words.
January 13, 2012 10:07AM
- “GAWD - they are so
beautiful! I can't wait to
January 13, 2012 10:06AM
- MY LINKS
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Kissing his breath of spirit
I cloak him in fire sending his soul
Spitting on murderous graves
of innocence rapers sends me far
I will stay
I will stay
I will stay.
Oh, dear me:
There are no words which will still the insanity of what you already have, and will continue to, survive.
I am sorry. I am sorry you have had to endure the travesty of what will later be described as "being a child soldier in your own home." … Read full post »
I have lost the ability to hold many I love to death's grip. I didn't get to choose how any of them left this planet, but it felt the same each and every time-unearthing.
Each loss shook a place inside of me which was fragile… Read full post »
I know many who are suffering through this recession.
The actor who is a spokesman on the Allstate commercials makes me cringe when I hear him voice the words "how will you let this recession define you?"
I want to know how he is showing up in this recession… Read full post »
Greetings Open Salon!
This week, two of our beloved OS friends will be turning 60: Trilogy and Risa Denenberg! AND, upon getting the correct information , Dr. Spudman44 will be turning 59!
Please join me in wishing them a
Cruising down the Interstate at seventy-miles per hour, I was juggling treats for my daughter Sunshine and looking at a map for my husband. It is the stuff American women co-pilots are made of. In the midst of getting the goldfish to Sunshine, after some weird, faintly electrical smell be… Read full post »
Disclaimer: I did NOT clear this post with my husband before posting.
My family is pretty chill.
Nah let me rephrase. My husband is pretty chill.
I am not.
I am not chill.
I am, however, incredibly stubborn.
***… Read full post »
If red is the favorite hue for this fanciful holiday, it is no wonder sharks consider it the highlight of their year.
Think about it.
What better to tempt a shark's heart than a complete feeding frenzy one day out of the year? It is the coup`de… Read full post »
While I never considered myself incredibly modest, I will say I was never the opposite of that either, whatever that is.
I was one of the girls who "developed early." What the hell kind of saying is that anyway? What is "developing on time" exactly? It always made me… Read full post »
Her hands are clasped over her ears as she stands in the middle of her seven and eight year-old peers screaming for them not to go.
They can't leave. Don't they understand? I need to help them. It's my job.
The duty comes over to assist as one… Read full post »
Flying across the International Date Line is a discombobulating experience when you do it for the first time. In 2004, it was my first time. Add to this the fact I was leaving my eighteen month old daughter for the first time for an extended period to go to the U.S.S.R.,… Read full post »
Just when I thought I was over the hump of big talks and decisions in our home, my precocious second-grader decided it was time for a whole other level of questioning about the ever-dreaded birds and bees discussion. Let me set the mood for you...
On Mondays,… Read full post »
I have had a sinus infection from hell that set in almost two weeks ago. I knew the stress had settled in my sinus cavity and began sucking the life force out of me when I couldn't make it to my computer to even read Open Salon one day; that was… Read full post »
Salon did an interview with the controversial author and researcher, Susan A. Clancy, former Harvard psychologist and current Director of research for Harvard-related Center for Women's Advancement in Nicaragua, this week. As I have read her other work, I was anxious to re… Read full post »
Yes, it's true, besides my few downhill ski medallions and a couple soccer plaques awarded during middle school; my life was empty of the tiny, brass-looking golden statues I always coveted to declare the mediocrity of childhood memories. Oh, there was also a 6th grade camp "completion" ribbon.… Read full post »
The question I am asked often is how my son was murdered. I used to think this was out of morbid curiosity and I resented it. Then, I believed people were curious and wanted to relate to me on an emotional level and I still resented it. Finally, I threw… Read full post »
Once upon a time, in American suburbia, there was a little girl who grew up with two parents who were sociopaths. She did not know they were sociopaths at the time, nor that her brother would become one too, but she learned very early on different life skills than other children… Read full post »
(Photo: Google Images)
After hearing the private words Senator Harry Reid… Read full post »
Upon heading out into the windy, dank Seattle evening, I rushed around trying to find my splashy red rose to pin on the coverlet I was wearing over my bright poppy dress. I felt as if I was going on a date. Well, in essence, I was! It was another amazing Open… Read full post »
Dear Brit Hume,
Buddhist here. As a result of your now infamous, heart-felt call to Tiger Woods to lay down his malignant, womanizing ways and come to your effervescent JESUS for eternal salvation, so as to be blessed by all that is Holy in country club America, I have seen… Read full post »
Since the beginning of time, man has been espousing truths about the nature of God and directing other human beings on how to follow in the divine footsteps to “earn” their salvation. Today, I am here to share with you, that any rules or law keeping a man or woman of… Read full post »
(Photo from Central Asia Institute, amazing educational non-profit)
I can not paint 2009
with one sweeping description - it simply
Life is an experience which I mine for richness of emotion and wisdom to record. While,… Read full post »
This is what awaits me when you wake up at 1:30 a.m. with a histamine headache? What is that you may ask? To tell you the truth, I don’t know, but I take Benadryl and drink water like an elephant in the Mojave Desert and then it magically disappears in about… Read full post »
I bet you’ll never guess, this person is amazing, talented, touches the hearts of many; writes with passion, ferocity, kindness, and humility; shows up to be a part of this community with their best foot forward at all times; creates pieces with range and depth; holds hands of their &ldq… Read full post »