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Patrick J. Kennedy needs to stay out of the marijuana wars. He is a former Rhode Island congressman, a recovering addict and a Kennedy. He is no stranger to scandalous lifestyles, mental illness and drug abuse.  Last TRead full post »

JANUARY 17, 2013 12:11PM

The Real Housewives of Twitter


The real housewives of twitter




Hey Cable TV! Since I have absolutely no standing in Hollywood, I will pitch this show to you for a cheap price! 


The Housewives of Twitter will revive that sorry “Housewives” franchise and will draw a bold, new audience toRead full post »

Yes, we Black people are so shiftless and lazy that we cannot survive without  liberalism, guns and government programs. We are those entitlement people who wander the streets with a glass of liquor in one hand and a plate of fatty, high calorie food in the other. 

We are that… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2013 5:27PM

A life in the life of a writer

I am a hack freelance writer who knows that content mills are a stupid place to make money. You have to niche write or write like you are tweeting to get ahead these days.

The problem is that Google, the monopolistic internet search engine, will spank a web content mill… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2013 8:40PM

Lots of Vigor in the Whackin'

I wish I could have come up with the title statement, "Lots of vigor in the whackin'", but I did not. I would credit the source, but the source person is probably more comfortable behind the unassailable cloak of anonymity that Facebook, that bastion of privacy, provides for everyone.

I… Read full post »









If  Hollywood had a speed Producer, there would be a hit comedy series on premium cable right now. Twitter would be aflutter with thousands of identical tweets that say,

“I’m Watching the WackyRomneys! That show is craRead full post »

This post was inspired by a Twitter trending topic: "Bad Writing Tips". Someone who is someone got the idea that publishing bad writing tips was actually helping people who want to improve their writing.
It made sense, because mortified writers like myself could find out where we screwed up… Read full post »
AUGUST 14, 2012 4:02PM

The Anti Ad Hominems: Part One

 Winston  Churchill was the master of the Ad Hominem attack. Some of his quotes are at the end of this post.
The Ad Hominem attack is a logical fallacy where one person argues by attacking a characteristic of… Read full post »
AUGUST 13, 2012 1:21PM

The Anti Ad Hominems Are Coming

Gird your loins and be prepared. 
The date is Wednesday. 
The time is 1 PM, PST

1. An Open Call: Choose a logical fallacy and tell us about it in a/
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JULY 23, 2012 3:58PM

On Being a Member of "The Family"

JULY 21, 2012 5:28PM

Going Deeper: The Violence Issue




Any society is exposed to violence in several ways. In prosperous nations, people will never admit to violence that goes on in private homes and most communities. Violence exposure is a daily fact of the news and the blogs. Violence exposure through the arts is defin… Read full post »

JULY 20, 2012 4:49PM

The Shootings

It is so painful to have an imagination that accepts a person shooting people like they are fish in a barrel. It is far more painful when the imagined event actually happens.
An uncomfortable imagination… Read full post »
JULY 18, 2012 7:56PM

Is it time to scream yet?

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The concept of "When do we scream?" came up when I was in undergraduate school. We studied the pathways that nations followed when they put charismatic dictators into power. The idea was that we could learn from history and identify the last point where the people… Read full post »


Only an artist can think of fake demons and deviant lovers on one day, and the beauty of a disaster on the next day.  

This is one of my windows, the entirety of which was shattered as if a bomb went off. This happened less than five feetRead full post »

Go Here and read this article!  It has all the instructions, the background, and links to deeper articles. 
 Check your computers at:

The FBI DNS Changer Virus Check Up page.

The page will immediately displayRead full post »

This week, I am inspired by a Twitter topic that was trending a few days ago: It was:


And they keep a'coming!


#BadWritingTips If a scene is feeling flat and lifeless, try to introduce Hi

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I have written hundreds of computer and internet articles over the years. The monthly royalties are pretty good and so is my stash of cool tricks.
Take a time and pay attention to some easy tricks for your publicity and writer's networking strategy.
JUNE 22, 2012 1:44AM

Chump Change At The Open Saloon

Xenonlit publishing logo

C 2012 edith r allen 


Word is going 'round again

That the joint is going down

Is this the final teardown of our haven

Our mem'ry factory in the sun? 


Floating rumors wag against the wind

Like the humor floating 'cross the eye 

Vitreous and ever changing

NothingRead full post »

Check  it out at  http://xenonlit.jimdo.com/
What? You were looking for more in this post? Perhaps some writing?
Well it's all over there at the website, you clowns.
The first three chapters of me book are there, so you can snort and sneer after youRead full post »
JUNE 9, 2012 1:53PM




Yes, let us whack that Open Saloon spam with some pure, sheer, romping and celebratory PORN!

Here is my entry:


She cursed the skies when her dishwasher failed to operate, even though she followed the manufacturer's guidelines to the letter. Her dismay over not being able to wash… Read full post »

Aw come on!
I say it's time to rediscover the true meaning of the internet. Here is a classic from way back.



Ah yes, why not use this hump day to get those expestolary juices flowing. That's right! This is not a zumaword!

 The word expestolary refers to or relates to letters that come with all good literature. 

Imagine how much better life will be when we respond to thoseRead full post »

My deepest secret is so boring that it would slap everyone to sleep. If the OSI once told me that I was the most boring Top Secret background check they ever had to do, then imagine what my deepest secret is like.
 How boring is my deepest secret?Read full post »


Here are some more writing exercises for the brilliant scribes who populate Open saloon. When the muse is high or the muse is out partying, try these for a boost to the program.

Today's theme is about love and love scenes.  



This one is called "IfRead full post »

We used to have writing exercises. They were a great way to stir the muse, juice up the day, and fresh the brain. 
I thought that it would be good to throw out some writing exercises in the hopes that a real writer will come along and do it… Read full post »