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MAY 25, 2011 5:00PM

The Times They Are A Changin': Bob Dylan Turns 70!!

Say it ain’t so. 


Robert Zimmerman was born in Hibbing, Minn. on May 24, 1941.  At the age of 20, he arrived in NYC’s Greenwich Village playing coffee houses.  It is said that his first night in town he played the famous Café Wha?  Producer John Hammond w/… Read full post »

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APRIL 25, 2011 1:43AM

Lured (To The Cult) Part 2


Part 1 can be found here.


Photos © 2010 Marlene Dunham



"Was the love I was feeling in that Bible study room what I had been longing for all my life?"


I found myself returning with Ellen, sometimes twice a week and  no one was/Read full post »

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APRIL 22, 2011 12:06AM


Last Supper Tapestry 
Photo © 2010 Marlene Dunham
Tapestry @ The Vatican Museum, Rome

It’s Hard to believe that I would be the one joining a cult.

It was the subtlety of it all that was surprising. Took me 15 years to see it. A lot had gone wrong by then.

I was 22 yearsRead full post »

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JANUARY 19, 2011 11:13AM

I Was an Online Stalker

 …when I discovered Open Salon….


I came to Open Salon in July of 2009.  I had never blogged.  I was on a different journey.  Yes, I will “come out” and admit I was “googling” an old boyfriend, an old love I had not been in contact with f/… Read full post »

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JANUARY 17, 2011 8:54PM

Tales Of A Sales - Man: The Great Book Caper

Part 1 can be found here

One of my dad’s passions was buying and selling antiques.  He had a real knack for that and became quite knowledgeable.  Being a “peddler” in New York City and working on his own schedule, gave him the time to pursue this interest.  Being the… Read full post »

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JANUARY 10, 2011 12:18AM

Tales Of A Sales - Man

He could sell ice to an Eskimo, my dad

selling ice to esksimos  


It was fortunate, then, that he was a salesman.

A “peddler” he liked to call himself.  His first sales job was Bible salesman.  Interesting because Dad was a Jew.  Well, he had converted to Catholicism for a/… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 27, 2010 11:54PM

My (Un) Forgotten Brother Pt 2

The (Un)Forgotten – Part 1 

The semi-annual reports from The Dept of Disability Service Office (DDSO) all start the same. 

Cut and pasted. 

“Warren is a handsome gentleman with dark hair and eyes and a smile that can light up a room.  Warren’s smile is contaRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 14, 2010 11:34PM

The (Un)forgotten

His name is Warren and he is what they call “Profoundly Retarded”, which I am sure these days is no longer politically correct, but, that is what he is.

Warren is my brother.  Five years my junior.I wanted to honor my brother as his 55th Birthday just passed, and to beRead full post »

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JUNE 30, 2010 12:11AM

Pictures of America from New York


 Lady Liberty waiting for the Storm!

Subway guy 

New York City Subway


Ok, so it's been a few years since I've been in a Catholic Church!
Push Button???


These pictures were taken in September 2009 on my first trip back to my "hometown" of New York City in 34 ye… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 6, 2009 5:39PM

Live Blogging From Tucson Int'l Airport



Hello Lita!

You know who you are!

Here I am sitting at the airport (bar)

Having a drink (of wine) (what else)

I know, I know, there are two glasses in my avitar

So I’ll have to catch up!


I was just pondering on how much better waiting at the… Read full post »