MY RECENT POSTS
- OSX: On the cusp of five years
on Open Salon
May 01, 2013 10:02AM
- RE-POSTED: The George W. Bush
April 25, 2013 03:42PM
- Enjoying Boston one fine May
April 16, 2013 07:34PM
- Last of the winter wine, part
April 13, 2013 09:56PM
- I'm bored
April 09, 2013 09:11PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Stacey, I hadn't heard
this story before but it's
interesting one and a
- “ONL, thanks for this
very thought provoking look at
May 16, 2013 09:23PM
- “Frank ~ frankly, I
always find lots of upbeat
stories on the
May 14, 2013 07:37PM
- “Algis, great to see a
new caption challenge here
May 11, 2013 11:32AM
- “Stacey, I could listen
all day and all night! Thanks
May 10, 2013 10:08PM
- MY LINKS
A big thanks to Afrodite for this latest Gallery Challenge Open Call!
Direct from the Open Salon Rock Group recording studio, The Sound of Silence and a bonus track, Scarborough Fair!
Celebrities and their stalkers are a subject I have heard about so many times that I've lost count.
Yesterday's New York Post which I often check out for breaking news stories was in the vanguard with this account of Alec Baldwin's stalker who is certainly not the image that comes… Read full post »
Alysa is into many new favorite things as shown in her latest post below:
(click on the image for her post)
I'm into a few new things that also somewhat relate to old things and I have a photo essay here to show… Read full post »
For those readers who have followed my posts regarding photographer Francesca Woodman, who was a classmate of mine in art school, I have an interesting update. Shortly after viewing her retrospective at the Guggenheim and seeing the documentary about her in early June I wrote a letter t… Read full post »
Back on Valentine's Day in 2011 I posted a short story about Megabus and Bolt Bus here on OS. Fast forward two years and a few months to the beginning of the weekend rush heading out of NYC and a traffic snarl the likes of which we rarely see in… Read full post »
It's been a while since the Open Salon Rock Group assembled to record some more tunes, but several weeks ago we gathered once again and part of that session is in today's post. Here are two favorite Eric Clapton songs that lend themselves well to piano, Layla and Cocaine. In… Read full post »
I remember the morning well. I was headed over to the next town to get a haircut and I passed two sheriff deputy's cars headed into my neighborhood. "Something's up this morning!" I said to myself.
Haircut appointment completed, I headed back to the ranch and found the destination of… Read full post »
For an open call that's a little different and not about loving your taxes, take the French kiss challenge this weekend!
In my own case, I first heard about the concept back in 1967 when I was at boys camp in NH and those of us in my cabin… Read full post »
Things are heating up at MTA/Metro-North where several railroad stations north of Manhattan, such as White Plains and Chappaqua, have posters depicting the shrinking land holdings of the Palestinians from 1946 to 2010. Talk of censoring such ads is now swirling around this poster campaign as m… Read full post »
The best entry I could find for Afrodite's open call on Eye Your Sky is a photoessay I posted last February on the 16th. The past few days have had ordinary and unexciting skies, but this shot taken in the winter is full of color. Many thanks to Afrodite for… Read full post »
First off, one does not need to "reinvent the wheel" when it comes to top reasons for getting married. Below is an example of the top 10 reasons taken from a web site at random:
No. 10 Marriage makes you live longer
No. 9 Marriage increases… Read full post »
For a look at being single versus not single I present the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge shows a duality when you look at the majestic arches that hold up the suspension cables.
When walking across the bridge… Read full post »
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This is a post that meshes my senior year at art school with Hollywood. For those who have ever watched The L Word on Showtime I have a story about knowing the series creator, Ilene… Read full post »
Much as I love cats I have to say if you give them an inch they'll take a mile (or a pool):
The look of innocence after going in the pool:
(These photos were shot at 10:30 this morning.)
It is a special pleasure to post a birthday tribute today for my OS pal, Stacey, who has been a member of the site since May, 2008 and still actively posts stories and photo essays. In fact, Stacey signed up before I did and we are… Read full post »
The current open call on immigration presents an opportunity to show in words from 362 years back in time and onward the story of my ancestor, Henry Whitney, who came to America in the mid 1600s. I am related to Henry through my maternal grandmother and over the course… Read full post »
"I have a date tomorrow night with a man who's truly an individual."
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It was January, 1977 and a week into Wintersession at art school. Maria was busy with both her architectural and printmaking classes. My schedule was not structured at all in the same way since I was mostly working on my degree project for the six weeks… Read full post »
As the voting results came in last night it became crystal clear that our friend, Sean Patrick Maloney, would be the Democratic candidate running in the general election for the 18th Congressional district in New York State.
(With summer here and lots of re-posts on the site I thought I'd add in a great day trip from three summers back in time. This was originally posted on August 15, 2009)
Yesterday afternoon I drove west across the Hudson River to visit The Storm King Art… Read full post »
This post continues my story of Roadkill brought us closer together and Art school senior year chronicles, but under a new title for this next part in the series. Rather than have the series get into the double digits when titling what "part" it… Read full post »
I arrived in Danbury, Connecticut at the bus stop around 5 PM on December 23rd. Christmas in 1976 happened to fall on a Saturday which was two days away.
With nine days at home it was just enough time for a change of scenery and to gain… Read full post »
Guess who owns the web domain spam.com? You guessed correctly...The Spam Museum located in Austin, MN!!!
What a great looking piece of architecture that houses The Spam Museum:
What do visitors have to say about the museum?
Here's a… Read full post »