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- Cramming Many Lifetimes into One
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MY RECENT POSTS
- Anarchists & Millage Idiots -
A Letter to Joan Walsh
July 23, 2011 01:18PM
- Floridian Idiotology
May 11, 2011 02:25PM
- Pres. Obama Touches Down in
October 27, 2009 03:06PM
- End of Life Issues, pgs
August 23, 2009 01:55PM
- My Letter to a Fiscal
August 15, 2009 01:50PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You write: "In fact, I
have come to realize that as a
man, I am a
March 27, 2012 08:43AM
- “We have culture wars
because too many
in Simple Eq…”
October 17, 2011 03:11PM
- “There you go, Steve --
July 25, 2011 11:27AM
- “Yes, Steve, I agree with
you. These people are idiots.
do nothing but
July 24, 2011 10:22PM
- “You and I are on the
same page, Ian, but I didn't
Somalia. I suggested
July 23, 2011 11:45PM
Participating in local budget discussions, I experienced the same stubborn, irrational stance by ultra-conservatives as President Barack Obama has this week. The Board of County Commissioners has listened to requests asking for the closure of all three public libraries with no consolidation p… Read full post »
Too many Floridians believe that new Florida State laws should be considered "Tea Party Progress". Thinking members of society (and many Floridians) dub the last legislative session the "Tea Party War on the Poor". Just how did so many deviations from civilized th… Read full post »
A handful of Democratic women woke up this morning excited about our trip to see the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Shortly thereafter, we were disappointed to read the headline in our local newspaper. Although he was passing near to the sl… Read full post »
With regard to Dr. James A Grillo III's letter:
There are moral, ethical, religious and political assertions being made in his letter and others like his that have been inte… Read full post »
Most Friday nights, I eagerly await the end of Dollhouse so that I can watch, "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO. Last night, his guests included James Carville, Matt Taibbi, Reza Aslan, Naomi Klein, and Seth MacFarlane. With this lineup, I sat up on the edge of my… Read full post »
Just got back from three days in Tallahassee attending the annual REALTOR"S DAYS event with ten members of our local governmental affairs committee. It was an interesting experience being the only liberal in the group, but they played nice with me ;) I have to report that&nb… Read full post »
In response to a nice letter from Sally Swift, I decided to let you all know what is going on with me. Believe it or not, I post this at the risk of losing my job. Yes, there are extenuating circumstances for my absence which were brought on by a post that is now deleted… Read full post »
The tree pollen count is at the highest level possible in our county here in Central Florida. I have had allergies all my life, but have never been bothered too much by the pollen except in my sinuses. Something is wrong, however, as my ey/… Read full post »
or "How Home Buyers Can Help Save the Economy"
First time home buyers have been given a once in a life-time opportunity to buy a home and in the process get thousands of dollars back to spend on home improvements. Provisions in t… Read full post »
Photo Courtesy of www.trendir.com
Has anyone else noticed that President Obama's announcements during his first days of office are serving much the same function as a really great Advent calendar house? Each day, we get to open the door to find a new delight in the form of overturning&nb… Read full post »
We have been raised to believe in home ownership as part and parcel of the American Dream. Buying the place that keeps a roof over our heads has been a practical investment as well as a profitable venture for decades. Homeowners have been willing to take on the risk of a mortga/… Read full post »
1) I was a church organist starting at age 9.
2) I went to 12 years of Catholic School, for which I am thankful.
3) Although an ex-Catholic, I am ever appreciative of the moral base established with regard to right and wrong that the Catholic faith provided.
4) I have always… Read full post »
There are no Obama signs at the polling places in Highlands County, Florida. The signs were not stolen, and there were plenty of volunteers to put them out. The Obama campaign consciously decided NOT to have Obama signage at the polling places.
In result, some loyal campaigners decided to d… Read full post »
Well, I have seen it all, now, also, too. Sarah Palin is campaigning in Lakewood, Ohio, connecting with the populace, wearing (get this):
Faded Blue Jeans!
Her bright red designer jacket is actually VERY attractive as professional "business casual" wear. Casual, as in "casual Friday"&… Read full post »
Sarah's Ruby Slippers
Please, Sarah, try harder! We want you to make it back home as soon as possible so that we can… Read full post »
The headlights skimmed over an ugly pile of fur, hooves and entrails heaped next to her rusted rural mailbox. The unexpected sight popped up lifelessly from the unlit road’s darkness, hurling her back into a heightened state of apprehension. She was assured by the county sheriff's p/… Read full post »
Some of the Open Salon regulars are too modest for their own good. Take Mishima's post about his cell phone art, Confessions of a Hack Photographer. What he does is not easy, takes a photographer's eye, and a painterly touch. In the hands of the less talented, other things can ha… Read full post »
Even the best experiences can be enriched by the magic of synchronicity. As Heraclitus stated:
"The unseen design of things is more harmonious than the seen."
I learned the truth of these words and experienced the beauty of synchroni… Read full post »
I have an overriding concern regarding the Open Salon upgrade:
Does Salon want Open Salon to be interactive OR just a place for established/published writers to use for their blogging?
I posture that this may be the crux of the matter. Published authors' great posts are lost often becaus… Read full post »
Pottery Barn Catalogue 2008
Open Salon blogger Denise LeBlanc-Bock's
Personal Design and Custom Built Portable Table
This handsome piece was on the second floor being used as a desk in their lovely New Orleans bungalow.
As a result, the ta… Read full post »
Isn't Halloween going to be fun this year!
I like color -- those that know me here on Open Salon probably have figured that out. Since basic html does not work to create color in these posts, I had given up. The other day, however, I copied and pasted a quote, and wonder of wonders the color and font made it through t… Read full post »
My favorite table is about the only piece of furniture I have sold in my entire life. I just could not see it as "Floridian", but I wish now that I still had it. All these pictures are pre-digital, at least seven years old. Wish I had better for you, Stellaa,… Read full post »