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MARCH 24, 2010 12:58PM

Paris& Nice; Love & Travel

 Dear Friends at Open Salon,

It's amazing how addictive this place is until you, which means me, are in a very different place with motivations that keep you working or looking outside.  These are the first two hours I have alone and so have time to write or post or whatever… Read full post »

So I will return to OS in a few days. Or a bit later. Just seemed a good way to explain why I can't respond to blogs at the moment. What the hell is it with Jet Lag? and why does it feel so awful. Rhetorical questions.  love to all here,… Read full post »

MARCH 11, 2010 1:42PM

Facing Fear

                                FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

Two thousand, at least, were attending the conference and I was one of the speakers.… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2010 9:47PM

The Magical Heath Ledger, Pt 2

I'm putting on Bobby Mc Farrin whose music brings that first meeting back, to get in the mood because I owe those who read the first this 2nd.  Here goes:

At the time of Heath's death, announced officially at 3: 36--January 22nd, '08 I was in South Beach, Florida while my 'gr… Read full post »

I was invited to Open Salon long ago  by Monsieur Chariot. " What would I  write about?" I asked him, a friend from Table Talk. "Heath Ledger" he suggested as I'd just posted on TT a  version of this story.
Ever since then I've known that one day, I would 
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MARCH 2, 2010 5:19PM

An idea for OS

I have been here a short time. But it does not feel short. It will not keep

up this way, the way I come downstairs and say to John, I'm off to school.

Because I feel like OS is an organizing principle, like going to school

And how we… Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2010 4:57PM

5 words

Two strangers on a beach:

"The fire next time," he says.

Walking, cloak extended,

The angry man does spit

And then he spits again.


Racing after him, I say… Read full post »

I lost my list and I know there is another Feb 28th among us. Dedicated to one of my best friends, Dana, or D.K and to Cranky Cuss: Happy Birthday!

                        &nbs… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 27, 2010 7:32PM

Happy Birthday Feb 27th's + Bob Eckstein

Since I am busy tomorrow I wanted to get this out tonight. Happy Birthday Bob E and everyone who is born on Feb 27th--Pisces I PS: I got too tired so sorry I'm late but it IS still Feb 27th

                  &nb… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 27, 2010 2:13AM

wendy 17 speaks

Dear wendy woman,

I told you then --that you have NO clue what awaits you. You will live so many lives that you will hardly remember me. That's okay, as the worst is over, also some of the best.

I cannot believe how much you've changed. Back when we were… Read full post »

I bet Kyle isn't the only Feb 26th, but here goes:

 THE DAY OF AROUSAL  (hey, WO here, I'm just typing from a book)

Those born on Feb 26th have a great capacity to arouse others emotionally and intellectually. You are so attuned to others and their sensitivities that you often… Read full post »

Feb 24th which was mine is The Day of Sacrifice, and we are said to be giving, open and accepting, but also, static and demanding. We live for a higher cause or for love, the former is highly recommended.

Feb 25th: The Day of the HIGHER CAUSE

--strengths are Faithful, DevotionalRead full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2010 12:55AM

Parsing the Personals

                            PARSING THE PERSONALS                     Read full post »
FEBRUARY 23, 2010 9:02PM

Date Highlights from Feb 22-March 2

Big apologies that I do not remember each of your names. Or dates. So find yourselves here: Feb 22nd--The Day of Universality

Stengths:Unselfish, Idealistic, Dedicated;Weaknesses: Unforgiving, sometimes Pessimistic...born this date: Edna St. Vincent Millay; George Washington, Frederick Chopin, Luis B… Read full post »

Pisces I---Spirit is the central image. Season: Late Winter; Element: Water, Mode: Feeling; Ruler: Neptune

Pisces I Personality:

Most in this 9 day period, believe in the supremacy of spirit over matter. We often devote ourselves to idealistic causes. Some born in this periold go so far as to exhibit… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2010 8:23PM

Happy Birthdays to all Pisces among us.

Happy birthday, Trilogy today and those who were born feb 22nd Silvery and another. This is for all of us from the Birthday book, meaning from Feb 22nd till March 2nd, and includes Silvery,  Bob Eckstein (27th) and Lainy and Risa on the 25th, myself 24th, two on 28th, (I'll check… Read full post »

Tomorrow I'll address we who are having birthdays soon. Here on OS there are quite a few of us. So stay tuned.

FEBRUARY 17, 2010 6:21PM

What We Did Not Know re: Ecuador

Hi Open Salon Friends:

This is a true story, sad and weird. My friend of 30 years John and I had long planned this  trip via International Living which I wrote a post about.  John is a financial genius and I'm pretty good with reading people. So he flew all the way from… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2010 3:10PM

Love in the Air

Something about flying makes for brain changes. I am sure of this because on the ground I don't love reading the New Yorker all the way through. Up in the air, every single article is fascinating and I remember what I've read and I read far more slowly than on the ground. &nb… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2010 8:19PM

The Joke is on Me

I labored yesterday and today for hours to write pt. 2 and pt.3 of the adoption story. It's hard to do because the full story is 12 pages and I tried cutting it this way and that, but I couldn't do it.

The gist of it is how I think… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 6, 2010 9:23PM

The Other Mother

The other mother hangs between us, like a phantom limb. Sometimes she materializes as tonight in Jerusalem, during a class on Israeli-Palestinian relations. I cannot take my eyes off the dark-skinned girl, her jet black hair. She of the longest eye-lashes, naturally curled like the child's, with… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2010 7:36PM

Moving out of the US of A...(part-time)

Remember how often many of us threatened to leave the USA due to Bush, or especially after his second election if that was a real one? 

I was a mad campaigner for Obama as no doubt were many here. I moved from NY to Florida in large part so my vote… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2010 9:24PM


I have enough frequent flyer miles  to fly at the last minute, buy refundable tickets which I can change with no fee. This sounds lucky but about, near and in planes, I’m a handful. You no doubt read about people who have a terrible phobias about flying. Strange to say, I hardlyRead full post »
FEBRUARY 2, 2010 10:22PM

The Birthday Book


 The Birthday Book 004

             &nb… Read full post »

I am taking a break from writing about writing mainly because my mind is foggy today. My thoughts are  scattered. Does this happen to anyone else?  How for whole weeks you feel sharp, then arrive days when nothing you read holds. The latter seems to come out of the blue . For… Read full post »