Füsun A.



Montréal, CANADA
January 12
Freelance Writer - jack of all genres;master of none.
warm and genuine
I divorced my full time career of teaching after 25 years, because meanwhile I fell in love with freelance writing. Ever since, I decided to legitimize my ten-year fling which started in the new millennium. Author of: "WILL OF MY OWN - A Memoir" Available at all major book outlets. For a preview please visit: http://www.dictionmatters.com/


MARCH 10, 2012 12:10AM

Happy Birthday, Thoth!

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Dear Open Salon Family and Friends
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You're all invited to celebrate the birthday of a friend who is loved and respected by many of us here. He doesn't post as often as many do, but that's perhaps he keeps up with reading, rating, and commenting on our pieces. Appropriately the following Arabian proverb may describe Sam, who is better known by his moniker, Thoth.

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A friend is one to whom one pours the contents of one's heart,
Chaff and grain together,
Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping
And with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

Crimson Rose
In Thoth's honor, I wanted to share just a few of his favorite things, and then pass the mouse to you to compose your own wishes for him. Here is a link to his favorite story . While you read it later, if you wish, you may want to listen to the lovely music that will go with it.

A ruddy drop of manly blood
The surging sea outweighs;
The world uncertain comes and goes,
The lover rooted stays.
I fancied he was fled,
And, after many a year,
Glowed unexhausted kindliness
Like daily sunrise there.
My careful heart was free again-
O friend, my bosom said,
Thrugh thee alone the sky is arched,
Through thee the rose is red,
All things through thee takes nobler form
And look beyond the earth,
The mill-round of our fate appears
A sun-path in thy worth.
Me too THy nOblessness has TaugHt
To master my despair;
The fountains of my hidden life
Are through thy friendship fair.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~


Now, Sam, I hope you enjoy listening to a medley of following pieces, some even with your name in the song or the singer's name, while you sit back with some German chocolate cake and your other favourite things.

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Have a wonderful day and many happy returns, dear Friend!


Füsun Atalay ~ Copyright © Will of my Own - 2012

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Happy birthday Thoth, you're in very fine company with Mar10 :o).
For Thoth who deserves all this and more...Happy Birthday!
May one of your wishes really come true!

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Happy birthday, fellow Mar10!
Happy Birthday! Whenever I think of Thoth...I think of sloth. Which makes me thing of this clip about sloths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5jw3T3Jy70
Happy 30-ish Thoth. I'm sure I speak for many in hoping you'll post more. That aside, I always appreciate your comments. And rest assured that while I'm typing with one hand, I'm raising a glass with the other.
Happy Birthday Thoth!
Happy Birthday to a dear Open Salon friend!
"They say it's your birthday, you're gonna have a GOOD time!" Lennon/McCartney

Happy birthday, dear Thoth!!!!!!! And, many happy returns!

Funsun, thanks for posting this!
Fusun, you are wonderfully generous and creative!

Thoth, Enjoy a fabulous [Fill in the blank since it should be your choice] on your birthday!
[r] Fusun, what a great party! happy birthday, thoth! you SOOOOOOO rock!!!! libby
Happy Birthday, Thoth.

Fusun, lovely post.
Happy Birthday to one of the finest men here! We love ya and I'm honored to be your friend! Wonderful post Fusun for a wonderful man!
Happy Birthday, thoth. I can't believe Fusun found your alias embedded, in order, in an Emerson poem. R
Thoth, I hope your birthday is as magical and exotic as you are.
Best wishes. It is a pleasure to know you. I always look forward to your comments and posts.
Alright, this has gone on long enough. Thoth is a misogynistic dillhole of profoundly creepsteristic proportions and every time I think we've finally driven a stake through the heart of the disturbing little OS cult that revolves around him, a post like this pops up. Lissen people; "Sam" is a blogger who specializes in making damaged women think he gives a fuck about them so they'll respond to him with the adulation he believes is his due. For fuck's sake, read his bio, which he apparently wrote with no ironic intent:

"There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents." Thomas Jefferson. ************************************** The earth knows my step, the deaf hears my voice and the blind sees my words. My hope is to introduce civility, class--unrelated to money--and honor into American culture. I am the defender of the weak.

If that isn't enough to gag you, your gag reflex ain't working very good. Please read a comment of Thoth’s to someone in OS who dared to NOT kiss his ass on a rather disgusting post of his, so he followed her to her blog and said this:

What the fuck is that?

You are such an idiot.

APRIL 06, 2009 12:54 AM

That comment was posted by Thoth on the blog of Sirenita Lake because she had the temerity to NOT kiss his ass in the manner he feels is his due. Not long after that time frame he learned to substitute his overt, revoltingly arrogant misogyny with an oleaginous fawning sort of *charm* which has apparently fooled a lot of people who either don't have very good memories or who missed the original incarnation of Thoth or who, perhaps, just don't care what a piece of shit he is because his transparent flattery "validates" them in one way or another.

Now, some might answer that I'm an asshole in my own right, and they'd be correct in doing so, but there's a critical difference between myself and Thoth; my OS persona is a fairly accurate representation of who I am and I've never tried to adjust that representation into something it's not, whereas Sam is a weasely little fuckstain who, once people began noticing what a prick he was, learned to hide his weaseliness belhind a facade of "This is a beautiful post, I found it very moving. Rated" comments.

So, anyway, blergh to this " I hope your birthday is as magical and exotic as you are" shit, blergh with a capital fucking G.
Happy Birthday, my friend!
Celebrate being alive!
Happy Birthday, Thoth! Someone just threw you a pretty swell surprise party here.
Have a great birthday young man. I followed the link to see who you are and and you seem to be a gentleman to me. =-}
Happy Birthday and a great year ahead to Thoth, a wonderful, generous person! And thank you, Fusun, for this lovely, thoughtful post!!
Many warm wishes and hugs to my friend, Sam on the day of his birth and every single day the sun shines and the clouds shelter us. For the quiet days and the party days! So happy to know him and share this humble space.
Happy Birthday Thoth, I am always pleased when you comment on my posts and await more wisdom from you.
rated with love
Happy Birthday, Thoth. Lovely presentation, Fusun. Emerson, Olivia, and lots of Turkish delights!
Thoth, a very Happy Birthday to you and many happy returns to the day! It's been a pleasure to know you here in the world of OS for a number of years and I look forward to many more! Enjoy your day and I hope it's a special one!

Fusun, these are wonderful birthday tributes you have presented today for both Thoth and Miguela!
@Jeff, may I point out that whatever problems you have with Thoth a birthday tribute isn't an appropriate venue to express yourself.
Happy Birthday Thoth! Great job as always Fusun.

You missed one favorite hit about a Sam though:
Muskrat Love by "The Captain and Tenille"

Muskrat Susie, Muskat Sam...

Happy THOTHday, Sam!
A marvelous salute to one of the kindest and most generous people here on Open Salon. Thoth also is very fond of my native state of Wisconsin, and for that, I must give him additional points of credit. Happy Birthday, Sir.
Wish I could give him a huge personal HUGGGGGGGG
Fusun, you are amazing!

Thoth, you glorious specimen of male pulchritude, Happy Birthday! Be as good to yourself as you have been to us, my friend.

What a lovely tribute to one of the finest here! Happy birthday, Thoth!
i have just been over at mr. art james's blog, bothering him
about this emerson fellow, and now i find that Thoth too
holds him in some esteem, tho Thoth himself may
be a dastardly character of evil intentions...?....
i kinda doubt it.

but anyway.

happy b-day thoth.
what i like about you, is
"The fountains of my hidden life
Are through thy friendship fair. "

nuff said. cuz i got no idea who he "used to" be.
when he blogged regularly.
Thoth, my friend. Fifty is Nifty isn't it? Hah~~ Happy Birthday buddy and I know it will be many years before you hit the big 50~~
Happiest of Birthdays!!!!!
Wow! What a birthday bash!! Happy Birthday Thoth!! Glad I dropped in!
Best wishes on your special day!
Have a wonderful birthday, Sam. Scrolling through all the comments your well-wishers have left is a little like listening to public radio; you get into a groove enjoying the program and then suddenly it's interrupted by that annoying noisy blare preceded by "This is a test of the emergency broadcast system." But it's over in no time and quickly forgotten. I hope you weren't too sorely tested here.
Happy Birthday Thoth!!!

You are so very thoughtful, and I am sure your friend appreciates that.

Happy birthday, Sam! I hope this day and the year to come are as wonderful as you are.

Oh muy culpa . . .
James M.E. You sure incite a riot or two.
I am shushing . . .
I thought this (cc)
was about Sam
(cook) Kass
He's so nice
He cooks at:
White House
Invite Sam?
Sam Kass brews a honey based Amber Ale.
I hope Sam Kass No run for any president.
He may imagine a image of Self on a penny.
If Sam (cook) Kass loses a job I hope he do:
Buy FusanA a brand new ice cream PU truck.
I best not irk Sam Kass because a tease trough.
I'm way behinds
Thee behinds do
get bigger plump
Thank you so much, my dear friend. This is the most beautiful present I have ever received. I am humbled. R
...and of course thank you much to those of you who attended. I love you all. Sam
Happy birthday Thoth!
Happy Birthday, Thoth!
Happy birthday, Thoth.

Nanatehay forgot to mention that Thoth's sweet "What the fuck is that?...You are such an idiot" comment was his contribution to *my* birthday tribute to nana. That happened right after his infamously sexist, unpleasantly pornographic "cum on your face" blog post about why men can get away with adultery but women can't. Thoth absurdly lost his shit at nana over a typo, saying that nana should at least spell correctly if he was going to post a "rebuttle" to his, Thoth's, statement. I pointed out the correct spelling was "rebuttal." There followed a blast of flames during which I was told not to dare speak to my "betters," followed by his insulting comment on my whimsical birthday post.

I never say anything negative about another blogger, but I will now. This man has the sociopath's ability to look like what you want him to be. He learned that his real nature was not winning him friends, so he disguises it. It's not that he "used to be" someone else. It's that he's still that person but with a better front.
@Sirenita, are you sure it wasn't somebody pretending to be Thoth? That happens around here from time to time, I am told - people pretending to be someone else. Not that I would ever do such a thing...
@Sirenita Lake, my comment addressed to Jeff appears to apply to you, as well.
Thoth - Happy Birthday & many more! Drop by anytime!
Many Happy Returns...and thanks.
Have a great day Sir. My birthday is in six months, how can I get a lovely tribute like this?
Happy Birthday, Thoth!

And, Fusun, another beautiful, beautiful post.
Thank you FusunA, for this beautiful post. Thoth is a gentleman and a scholar. R.
InZain . . . FusanA does good.
She's pure. See No see no Evil.
Beware . . .
I received a `Vulgar PM email.
Discern . . .
Kerry Lauerman befriended him.
Then - editor deleted the`Throth.
Beware . . .
Test the human spirit - Good/Evil:
I had a great Farm-Planting Day . . .
Troth . . .
I no respect . . .
Why should we?
He is deceptive?
He do deceives?
I sense the editor?
He 'ought' to tell?
He etc.,
He May be dangerous.
He PM's to lure, huh?
He EP's rot dung tooth.
smile . . .
I'll go see grandchildren.
Folk . . .
People sure do Provoke.
Why Project self's Bile?
What shallow narcism.
Sad/sigh . . .
Happy Birthday Sam/Thoth!!! I hope today is super-lovely.
You're a generous soul, Fusun.
Birthdays, like any 'family' gathering, will gather all us disparate souls, & inevitably a few glasses will break.
I commend the tolerance you extend to nana & sirenita by not deleting their comments.
Like all the others gathered here, they do deserve to be heard ~ thank you.

~ don't know how the ( snuck in at the end there ~ sorry about that :-)
@designator, you're missing the irony. It was a birthday post that I wrote that Thoth decided to spoil with his vitriol.

@ChickenMaan, I hear that, too, but no, that was back before Thoth pretended to be someone else.

@seer, Thoth's need to strike at nana was done at my expense. I did not attack Fusun as Thoth attacked me on my birthday post to nana.
Sam, dear Thoth, a belated Happy Birthday, isn't Fusun the most amazing woman? I think this is wonderful, Fusun as Thoth is one of my all time favorites here a friend till the end, so to speak. Wendy
What a lovely tribute! Good Job and Happy Birthday Thoth.
I am rereading my very facetious comment I left on that wonderful post FusunA wrote for you..
I was in a jolly mood, and, being ABSOLUTEY ignorant of any of the problems or attacks you have had in the past, wrote a light bit of banter…I was trying to poke fun at the idea of such a fine fellow & grand writer as you being a “dastardly evil” character. I find the idea uproariously idiotic, as I know you well.

(I keep myself consciously ignorant of a lot of unpleasantness by simply not reading nasty stuff. I learned this as a child of an alcoholic household. I also learned how to try to moderate. )

But ignorance is no excuse for me not coming to a buddy’s defense.

Please know how much your friendship means!

that cake is just evil it is so pretty!!
Happy Birthday, To You! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday, To You!!!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Birth Daaaaaaaaay,….. Deeear Thoooooothhhhhhh…… ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Birthday, To You!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...And many more!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...

On this special day it is best to try and remember…you’re not getting older, you’re slowly rotting away with class and grace.
Happy happy birthday!!!!!
I saw Olivia Newton-John perform at a charity function a few years back. She was wonderful, still in form. Happy Birthday to Thoth.
"I do not wish you joy without a sorrow
Nor endless day without the healing dark
Nor brilliant sun without the restful shadow
Nor tides that never turn against your bark.
I wish you love, and strength, and faith, and wisdom
Goods, gold enough to help some needy one
I wish you songs, but also blessed silence,
And God's sweet peace when every day is done."
by Dorothy Nell McDonald
A poem I have loved for yrs. Happy birthday Sam.
I have to confess that I have never read Thoth, although I gather that he is quite a celebrity here, as you would expect with an Egyptian god. However, when I see the foul-mouthed Jeff Barber walking into this party with you know what on his shoes, and wiping them on the rug, I conclude that Thoth must be a good guy. So, happy birthday, Thoth, and I look forward to reading your stuff. Pay no attention to that psycho behind the curtain.
Happy Birthday, Thoth!
Thank you, Fusun, for introducing me to a (new to me) OS writer.
Happy B-Day, Thoth. Your comments are always warm, compassionate, caring, and much appreciated.
Happy birthday Thoth! What a lovely gift from a lovely friend you have!
Happy birthday, Thoth. May the road ahead be smooth and the wind be always at your back. R
Happy Birthday, sweet Pie!
Well heck, have a great birthday.
Happy birthday Thoth
Happy belated birthday wishes,Toth.
We have not been in personal contact so far,but I want to tell you that I always appreciate your comments whereever I have a chance to read them.You seem to be one of the gentle persons on OS which I highly appreciate.
Thank you for getting to know you.
Fusun,thank you,