Arrive Alive!, Florida, USA
February 29
Open Salon Member since January 2009 ********************************* Sometimes serious, sometimes comical, always topical. =========================== A guy can dream and drown in a deluge of his own delusional thinking. Can't he? =========================== It is what it is until it no longer is, then it becomes something else.


DECEMBER 8, 2013 10:43AM

Be Water - Bruce Lee

Some wisdom on a lazy Sunday from the late, great Master Bruce Lee.


 Be Water Bruce Lee



I  always liked this quote from Bruce Lee, so I snagged an image from the Internet that would symbolize someone after they have become water. Read full post »

This post was inspired by Tink's post.

So I'm at the dealership on a rainy Sunday morning having my car serviced when I read Tink's Life Lessons post. 

It inspired me (scary).

Here are my life lessons:

 Today is a gift that you can't return even with
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All the old joys are gone. Nothing seems to matter.

Every morning I wake up in a cold sweat. I live each day in terror. I get out of bed, and I feel the need to throw up, nothing happens. My hands feel cold. I spend the day with the… Read full post »

I just saw the feed and saw all the lovely posts dedicated to a strong and carefree woman who was one of my first followers on Open Salon.

 I am deeply saddened by the impending unavoidable. However, I am in awe of your strength. When my time comes, I… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2013 10:01AM

Help! Definition Needs a Word

Help! Definition Needs a Word


I have been trying to find

The Word.

For when someone


With line breaks

Resembling a poem

I saw it once


It was an odd word.

It was not an easy word

To… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2013 11:39AM

Where Haters Love to Shop

where haters love to shop


Come to BIGOTS!

Are you a racist? Do you hate certain people because of their race, color or creed?

Are you a Klansman in need of some new white sheets?

Are you a member of a Black Power group who… Read full post »

APRIL 14, 2013 10:49AM

Sunset Haiku


Sun begins descent.
Red orbs dance into the night.
Night life starts to stir.


 sunset haiku









 Originally posted this on Google+.

Words and photo ©  Trudge164








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Today, long-time Open Salon blogger Ms. Dorinda D. posted a very sad but true account of how the government plans to save money by cutting out Tuition Assistance for military personnel. You can read her story here.



   Like Dorinda’s father and uncle, I am a first… Read full post »

Or do I just have too much time on my hands?


I woke up this morning an hour later than usual thanks to Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Not knowing what to do with myself, I brewed some coffee (in case you’re wondering: hazelnut flavored,… Read full post »


Art on Palm Show_Hialeah Florida 

 This past Saturday I attended the Art on Palm: Art Show and the Second Annual Palm Classic Car & Bike Show in Hialeah, Florida.

The reason the event has such a long name is because it was held on two separate days. The Art Show was usually held on… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2013 3:02PM

The Truth Behind Friday's Asteroid

By now everyone has heard about the asteroid that came too close for comfort and rocked Russia. What you don’t know is the exact origin of the asteroid. Well, as this image from the Hubble telescope reveals that the original source of the intergalactic stone came from a certain visitor whoRead full post »

Open Salon Ladies, this one’s for you

Before you scroll down and see the special Valentine's Day gif I prepared for the Ladies of Open Salon, read this first ...

So let’s just say, you don’t have a Valentine, or your special someone is on a business trip on the… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2013 10:35PM

Happy Blog-a-versary to Me!


   Yes, folks I have been on Open Salon for four long years.  I have seen the good times and the bad times. The fast loads and the incredibly slow loads. I’m even a veteran of the never-ending SPAM Wars.

    Today marks my 4th anniversary on OpenRead full post »

Sheep lose lives over the actions of tigers 



I wrote “Sheep lose lives over the actions of tigers” as a counterpoint to the expression “Tigers don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.” I keep seeing the second expression on the Internet especially on Instagram and thought it would be… Read full post »

Today I was flipping through the apps in my iPhone when I noticed I have this app that I had not used in a long while.
The app is called Corel Paint It Now. This app lets you do artsy stuff with the photos in your iPhone. It… Read full post »
JANUARY 13, 2013 11:00AM

A Lazy Sunday Morning - Open Call


This is my cat enjoying a lazy Sunday morning. Moments ago, he was lying on top of my of chair while I was surfing the Internet on my tablet. So I took a quick snapshot of him.

  This gave me an idea for an Open Call. If you wish toRead full post »

Open Salon Fixed_say it is so Jay_say it is so 




If anyone has noticed I have not been posting much here lately. Not that most would notice my presence or absence of presence since presently and always I have an Open Salon bottom-feeder with very few Covers, Rates, Comments and EPs (at least I don't have ED).… Read full post »

OCTOBER 20, 2012 10:56AM

The Porch Updated with Bonus Video



 This script is loosely based on the image above. I hope you enjoy it.

Exterior shot. From behind, the camera dollies in on a middle-age couple sitting on a bus bench. Camera stops two feet behind them. From over their shoulders, and in the background, we see a two-stoRead full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2012 11:54AM

Pear Hill

This week's Fiction Weekend prompt was to write a mini-saga - that is, a complete short story in exactly 50 words. 

But as usual, I don't go for the low-hanging "fruit" and just bang out fifty words, and hit "Publish". I like to makes things a little more challenging, so I… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 12:36AM

So I went to this strange party and ...

somebody hands me this drink and says, "You're gonna like this!"

Funny, I don't feel weird.


strange  Read full post »





   Earlier this evening, Open Salon's own outstanding stand-up comic, Marilyn Sands posted a Dress Code. She was inspired by my flashing image… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 10:50AM

So What Do Think of My New Banner?


I got tired of my old banner, so I decided to try out a new one.

Since the only constant is change and change changes constantly, I decided to visually convey that I am always in a state of flux even when… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2012 11:31AM

Open Salon's Who Hates Whom Chart

   Last night, while I was recuperating from having to install my hurricane shutters, I read Man Talk Now’s Request for Proposal (RFP for people in the know, you know?) in his post “Needed: A Chart of Who Hates Whom on OS”. My pithy comment was “The chart c… Read full post »



Or What Did You Do this Weekend?


  So this morning, I got up and started to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. What this means is that after I had breakfast and my morning coffee, I went out and got gas for my car and for my… Read full post »



I see a blinding #white #light. It is rapidly coming towards #me. I hear a #rumble. #OMG! #WTF? It’s a trai…  Read full post »