Blu Speck's Blog


     I've been busy, you know, in the real world. I write, I read, I market things. But when I come back to read these beautiful posts from such talented writers, I remember why I came here in the first place. 

     It's like an artist's commune. A… Read full post »

I only come into open to check on my friends. I'm not sure what is happening, but I would hate to come back and find all of you have moved out without me....

I am writing books for real and trying to make some money at it. I use my time… Read full post »

This morning while crusing channels, I found the Today show with their summer concert series. They kicked the series off with three boy bands from the 90's. 

That in itself is not so interesting, it's the fact that their fans are still mouthing every word and dancing and screaming just like… Read full post »

Zane and family oldfashioned


It's been three years (I can't believe it) since my son had his deployment in Afghanistan. 

Pouring my heart out on Open Salon and scouring the New York Times for pictures and articles about my son's unit seemed to be all I had to keep me… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2013 10:05AM

The Softer Side of Tink

Some of the words on my posts are insignificant, space-filling drivel. Once in a while I share some heart felt messages. Rarely to I chime in about current events. 

Today I want to give kudos to one of my favorite bloggers here on OS.

We all know him as the… Read full post »

MAY 21, 2013 1:50PM

Writing for the Therapy of it

I joined a writer's group about a year ago. We meet every other Friday afternoon in our small town library. During this past year three of our group have finished at least one or more books and have self-published them. 

I was so excited for them, then in awe, then jealous,… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2013 6:26PM

Sleeping with a 16 month old


                               Gpa and Nika 


 Ok, I know sleeping is  a relative term when it comes to babies. 

We 've had the honor of keeping our beautiful 16 month granddaught… Read full post »

MAY 14, 2013 10:18PM

Living Life Outside of O S

I've had a troubling spring. I sat around feeling sorry for myself for months and months. 

My beloved daughter lost a baby after carrying him for six months. We were all very very sad, but in a weird way it's brought us back together.

She has let me back into… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2013 11:15AM

Hello? Anyone out there?

Well, hello Open Salon! I'm here! I'm back! I thought maybe they'd deleted my spot since I've been gone so long. 

I've been busy! I am almost through with my first childrens book. I can't wait to get it over with so I can move on to the next project.… Read full post »

MAY 28, 2012 12:00PM

In Memory of a fallen Marine

In January of 2010 my son's Marine unit was deployed to Afghanistan. In February of that same year this unit found out what real war is all about. 

They were assigned to the "Marjah push". This involved taking back a small village in the southern region of Afghanistan from the Talliban.… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2012 11:27PM

Happy Birthday to my Son

Dear Son,

I am so happy to call you my son. Today marks 24 years of a wonderful, love filled life with you. You have always made me laugh, even when you were a little kid. You asked the funniest questions, you made up your own language and never blinked when… Read full post »

MARCH 27, 2012 5:17PM

My Big Girl pants don't fit

I've been gone, trying on my big girl pants.  I found out they don't fit.

 I need to come back to the security of os and my old friends and my safety net.

I was trying out a new outfit, one where if you don't have the credentials of the… Read full post »

                                     cutie V 

So I just wanted to stop by and let you all know I have a new grandbab… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2011 2:53PM

If I go away will anyone notice?

If I disappeared and never came back

Would the earth stop spinning?

Would the foundations crack?

If I took some time without saying goodbye

Would they notice?

Would anyone cry?

If I never, ever called them ever again

Would they figure out what they mean to me?

Would they… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2011 5:08PM

Waking up with guns in my face

     Once again, I've been gone. I wrote a nice little post about my son and his new bride last Summer. Then, just as I thought I may get back to something that represents normal....This happens.          

    &… Read full post »

So, I guess I've been gone for about two months now. I don't have a note from my mom, or a doctor or anyone for that matter. I have just been dealing with life.

I have a sweet friend here on OS that messaged me to make sure I was… Read full post »

JULY 2, 2011 11:41PM

The Dark Demon has Moved In


                                 I've let the dark demon in.

            … Read full post »

What a difference a year makes. Last year I was struggling through my son's deployment, praying that he would return from war unscathed and live to see another birthday.

So here it is another birthday for my only son, my baby, my little boy. He is ok. I know he seems… Read full post »

Even though the rapture didn't happen, there are a few things that made me stop and think. Aside from all of the jokes, at least it got people to consider what happens after this life.

Every once in a while something happens that makes us, the human race, consider that… Read full post »






Hi there, it's me... Your mom, you know the one who carried you for nine months in my belly? Then carried you for another year until you could walk? Yeah, that's me.

 I'm the one you cried for at night, I'm the one who held your… Read full post »

MAY 13, 2011 12:35PM

The Great American Bark Off!

My home is strategically placed in between two of the top contenders for Barker of the year. Each contestant practices both late at night and early in the morning. Sometimes, (whenever I need to take a nap) practice is held during the middle of the day.

I have to say… Read full post »

MAY 11, 2011 9:08PM

How to Adjust to being Alone

     I've been absent again. I'm so trying to adjust to being alone. It's not THAT bad, it's just a little lonely. I have no one to talk things over with, or worry with or argue with for that matter.

 It's not like I've never done this before, when I went… Read full post »

MAY 8, 2011 11:04AM

My Mom-A Tribute

I spent the last week worrying and whining that my kids would forget me on Mothers Day. What a baby! I should've been focused on MY mom instead.

I really am not sure how much longer I will have my sweet mother with me. She is in relatively good health,… Read full post »

     I dreamed I was in a war and people were shooting at me. Everywhere I tried to go, they were there. I wasn't scared, just frustrated. I'm pretty sure this stims from all of the Bin Laden talk and whether to show his dead body or not.

     I think… Read full post »

I was all set to start whinning about how tough life is, how my kids are ignoring me, how I feel so all along since my hubs started his new job, blaa, blaa, blaa.

Then, I opened up my morning blog and there was a new post from my friend… Read full post »