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FEBRUARY 3, 2010 1:24PM

What Evil Lurks...

photo by trist3
I'm sad to say
That I'd rather be dead
Than face the choice
Of divorce or daily despair
I do not have the energy
To make it okay anymore
It's all too exhausting
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Ronnie Ray Jenkins' Punxsutawney Phil's Last Day

Ronnie Ray Jenkins' Where the Echoes Go

Daniel E. Walsh's latest Chapter 3 - The Squirrel, the continuation of the oh-so-readable series which he began two weeks ago. Dan says this chapter is dedicated to the memory/… Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2010 1:45AM

The Me of Long Ago

I want to let everyone know that I will be a bit hit or miss on Os for the next few weeks. My aunt (my mom's sister) and uncle arrived yesterday from Colorado for an extended visit. They will be here for three weeks, so my presence on… Read full post »

JANUARY 24, 2010 10:29PM


It's the Saints and the Colts in the Super Bowl!! Holy Moly!

Drew Brees pulled it out and the Saints are FINALLY going to the Super Bowl! What a triumph for the city of New Orleans! This is unqualified Good News and those folks in New Orleans deserve this. 

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 Welcome to the late night edition of


 Once again, thank you all for your excellent contributions to FICTION FRIDAY. 

Snake in a Concrete Jungle by Lorianne is a five-star piece of fiction if ever I've seen one. This is the kind of story tha/… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2010 11:44PM

In Dreams


I didn't think it possible

To live without your touch

Your caress, your voice in my ear

Your mouth on my skin.


A fate more cruel than death

To live, to exist without

JANUARY 15, 2010 9:00PM

FICTION FRIDAY 1.15.10 Edition



Dr. Spudman's riveting and thought-provoking read: A One Way Fishing Trip for Professor Melvin

Daniel E Walsh's newest - unnamed for now: Chapter One - The Party

Clever girl, that NOVAcatmando. Check out her newest - it has a nice twist to it: DinnerRead full post »

JANUARY 14, 2010 1:59PM

A Son in Jail - One Mother's Experience

My son will get out of jail next week, on Wednesday. By then, he will have been there for forty-five days, missing Christmas, New Year and his sister’s birthday. Although everyone did their best to ‘act normal,’ his absence at those family gatherings was haunting. A black shroud has… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2010 5:35PM

It's Always Somethin'!




 In the words of Roseanne Rosannadanna (I think you will all remember her - from Saturday Night Live in its Glory Days - that is to say, I don't think any of my readers are too young to remember her)... ahem.... In the words of Roseanne Rosannadanna... ItRead full post »

JANUARY 9, 2010 10:16PM

The Masking of Unbreakable

I've thought about it all day and I have to say this.

As I said in my comment yesterday on Cartouche's blog revealing that she is also O'Really, "I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS."

I slept on it and gave it a full day before deciding to put my thoughts… Read full post »


Happy New Year! Welcome to the first 2010 edition of the Fiction Friday Collection!

Since I know from watching the weather this morning that most of you have a cold weekend ahead of you, it will be the perfect time to curl… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2010 10:59PM

I Hate You, You Hate Me...

Sometimes this place just wears me out. Like today. I'm tired of all the sweeping generalizations and assumptions about who hates who and why. If I read one more post about misogyny, misanthropy, Tiger Woods, Brit Hume or Christians vs. Buddhists, I swear to GOD I will throw up. I just… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2010 12:02AM

My Word of Intent for 2010

My, oh my! 2009 was not the year I envisioned it would be on January 1, 2009 - not even anywhere near that. 2005-2008 were three years of absolute hell-on-earth (okay there were a few very good things that happened during that time - two new grandsons were born *WOOT!* and… Read full post »

JANUARY 1, 2010 12:53AM

Happy New Year OSers!


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DECEMBER 30, 2009 12:17AM

Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

To bitch or not to bitch - that, apparently, is the question. Let me say that I can bitch with the best of 'em. I will stand my bitching abilities up against those of anyone on OS. I can do righteous indignation like nobody's business. My sarcastic wit can… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2009 12:57PM

Withdrawing from THE RACE

I still need a good laugh, and in view of the coming uproar over covers, EPs, teacher's pets, yadda, yadda, I don't much feel like throwing myself into a serious writing project that will require use of my brain and my talent (that's right - I'm quite partial to my own… Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2009 12:22AM


Were I to write an actual original post tonight, it would not be a happy one. It would be filled with bitching and moaning and weeping and gnashing of teeth, probably a bit of hair-pulling and dirty looks. Then I would hate myself in the morning - well, maybe I would,Read full post »

Thank you all so very much for your heartfelt expressions of sympathy. OS is a special place, full of special people. I appreciate each of you and your kindness.

A bit of good news has surfaced, and God knows we need all the good news we can get right now.… Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2009 9:43PM

Song of My Heart

This song speaks to me like nothing has in a very long time.

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Fiction Friday, full of fun, frivolity and fervor,  is upon us once more. Feeling fearless and flinty, I festively searched for tales of fiction to fuel the imagination. Flipping through the figurative pages of OS.... holy cow! Enough with trying to compose a piece of writin… Read full post »
DECEMBER 4, 2009 10:49PM


I'll bet you all thought I had forgotten to do a Fiction Friday post today, didn't you? And after all my ranting and raving last week about sending me your emails and everything. Nope, nope, nope. I'm just a little later than usual with my post for today. And I have… Read full post »

DECEMBER 3, 2009 10:31AM

Let's Burn Tiger Woods at the Stake

I am so totally fed up with the Tiger Woods feeding frenzy that just will not stop. My God, who does the American public think they are, demanding to know every detail of the private life of Mr. Woods and his wife? And don't tell me that they have/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2009 10:52PM

Friend or Faux

Interesting things happen here in our little blog world when you have a meltdown and decide to blog about it. I guess it's pretty much the same as it is in the real world. Seems you find out who's real and who's not. That's the time you figure… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2009 12:21PM

Gone Shopping


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Or, maybe it could be that I was still operating under the influence of stone-cold bitchiness when I put this post together. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Or something like that. Anyway, perdona me', por favor. I'm claiming temporary insanity. That's my storyRead full post »