- Seattle, WA,
- February 23
- I write, therefore, I am a writer!
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because it could just as
Have been me. But
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- OS BOOKSTORE
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- My Trip To ITALY
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- Rock & Roll
Though a crowded paradise it was.
Our driver took us to Salerno, which was about 1 1/2 hours from Calitri. From Salerno we took a boat to Positano which was also another 1 1/2 hour gorgeous boat ride, stopping first in the town of Amalfi and then on… Read full post »
Our greeting the first day
Calitri, Avellino, Italia
I just wanted all my friends to know that I am having the
TIME OF MY LIFE!
This is the first time I've had Internet Access. Today we are in Positano but unfo… Read full post »
Seated (l-R) dirndle skirt; Gerri Luce; Trilogy, Caitlin
Standing: Gary Gladstone, Cranky Cuss, designanator
What a great afternoon we had. I know I said I would be least likely to post but turns out my friend won't be back til 8:00pm so I h… Read full post »
It was 1752 when Ben Franklin went out to fly his kite and not until 1879 when Edison invented the light bulb. In between there were people with names such a s Volta (volt); Ampere; Ohm; Faraday; Joule; and Tesla. This isn’t a history lesson,/… Read full post »
We have settled on a time and place. We're moving south from Peekskill to Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown - so we are hoping that a few more people might want to join us for an afternoon of, well, whatever OSer's do when they get together. It will be fun though! Y… Read full post »
Friday the 13th
It just dawned on me that today would have been my 33rd Wedding Anniversary. No, please, do not feel sorry for me. I found that when I would tell people “I’m Divorced” the immediate response was… Read full post »
photo (c) Liz Corbett
Too many Open Calls to keep up with.
My 3 Words:
Youth - Life - Truth
I long for the innocence of youth
standing on the precipice of life
Believing it was I who held the truth
I long for the innoce… Read full post »
Today has been a year since my first post on Open Salon. It was a post about my manic depressive father titled “ I Thought I Had A Normal Childhood”. I thought that is what I came here to write about. So/… Read full post »
It is now the first of August. Down payment has been paid, yet we are not actually sure what that covers, beyond the apartment, meals and transportation, but we are excited to find out. Hotel reservation has been made for two days and one night in my dream spot of Positano.… Read full post »
He carries her purse on his
as if it belonged there.
Just another parcel to be handled
with care; yet not a care
to the stranger's gaze.
He carries her purse on his arm
His comfort shows
he must have been caretaker,
for some… Read full post »
Scorching, searing, roasting
my arms and legs
A Cinquain is a five line poem
Image Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO
Childhood should be carefree.
The hardest decisions should be -
which tree to hide behind
So they won't find me!
Colors of chalk on the sidewalk.
What to draw today?
Which frilly dress
from the old wooden trunk will I pick?
Which bobble of beads
from mom’s jewelry bi/… Read full post »
Genealogy, I must say has a lot to do with luck and finding the right people who already have the information.
This all started because I saw my grandfather’s birth certificate hanging in my mother’s den.
You have to start with “something”!!
Tha… Read full post »
On the left, is my grandfather, Michaelangelo Fastiggi, with his father Vincenzo. This picture was taken in 1896. My grandfather was six years old and had just immigrated to the United States.
I can only imagine what that trans-Atlantic voyage was like. I… Read full post »
Dreams of Heaven
I picture blue azure,
sparkling specks of shooting stars
across the water -
Sun warming, enveloping.
The sting of its intensity on
my chest, arms, tips of my toes.
I’m in heaven.
See the sails of the tiny shi… Read full post »
I had the most interesting “Travelocity” experience this afternoon. I am trying to book a flight. A few flights, in fact. Seattle to Newark, then either Newark to Naples, JFK to Rome, Newark to Rome, JKF to Naples, I know, I am confusing even myself. So, I b… Read full post »
(Mary T. Kelley told me this is a picture of her local Boulder Bookstore)
I’ll keep this list ongoing and resurrect it every so often to inform our new members of the great talent here on OS. PLEASE… Read full post »
(in no particular order)
Cindy Ross – Sonnet Smackdown Guilt
Cindy Ross - Pieta
Ken Honeywell – A Sonnet For Cindy Ross
This year of blogging changed my life at last.
I’ve made good friends and… Read full post »
Lady Liberty waiting for the Storm!
New York City Subway
Ok, so it's been a few years since I've been in a
These pictures were taken in September 2009 on my first trip back to my "hometown" of New York City in 34 ye… Read full post »
I loved this
Movie. And I don’t like movies like
I don’t care for comedy, stupid stuff, or movies with Steve Martin.
Meryl Streep was the draw.
Actually, Meryl Strep turning 60 was the draw.
Actually, Meryl Streep turning 60… Read full post »
I was born to a Catholic
woman married to a Jewish man. Wasn’t that
enough from the start to blur the lines of
religion? Neither of my parents had a penchant
for their respective faiths. Although my father
in his early (manic) days did decide
to convert from Judaism to Catholic… Read full post »