Ruth Newell

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quillpena April 7, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m.

I don't like crowds either, except when I'm at Disneyland. They just don't bother me there, I suppose because they and I are both there for the same reason--to have fun! So get the hell out of my way, 'cause I've got to get on Big Splash Mountain, motherfu**er!


nan shartel April 28, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m.

hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Mindy

let me think about this..many disabled people with physical disabilities can go to college..get a degree and become tax paying citizens

i had a friend who was badly burned and on disability who had been a nurse..she went back to a master degree in health education and was able to go back to work as a nurse educator..she didn't want section 8 housing however

sometimes disabled people can't hold certain kinds of jobs but can hold others...i knew a man in Oregon who was terribly hurt in a logging accident but was then able to become a sociologist and work 4 Oregon in CFS

of course none of these examples wanted section 8 housing


oakgirl June 11, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m.

I think they ought to market "Gopher on a stick" at the county fair -- deep fried, and people on the midway will eat almost anything.



red lips blue skies more hellos than good byes

cracks in the concrete

a golden dog on the porch your safari hat on the wooden chair cracks in the concrete the welcome on ...

Evelyn June 6, 2012 @ 3:04 p.m.

the adrenaline surges sound like ptsd. what you witnessed and endured and did is traumatic.

also, thank you for doing the right thing. and thank you for standing up for Rose, those in need.

... Regardless of how urban and trendy and hip and whathaveyou Hillcrest may be, there are a ton of shady activities that go on. i've been more spooked/creeped out there than anywhere else.


Rotting Fruit dreams ripen like fruit left unpicked they rot and die REQUIEM

quillpena May 10, 2012 @ 11:38 p.m.

sometimes it takes the sight of blood to bring us back to reality


Finding It in Shoshone, California

For the record: I’m not a fancy, gotta-have-posh type of woman; I’m OK with “rough around the edges.” I’m instinctively drawn to character, whether quaint and endearing or quirky and eclectic. I like spice, color ...

Slab City, CA

Trying to change the negative reputation that the Slabs had acquired over the years as a melting pot for drug addicts, hippies and psych ward releases, Builder Bill created the Range, just southeast of the ...

Inept When Hoping

i would buzz about ineptly with no consigned prescription for my souls repair singly unconvincing tho little holds body and ...

Is That a Woman He's Beating Up Like That?

One night in Hillcrest

A good Samaritan stops a beating and recalls the lessons taught to her by her grandmother.

jemsd June 13, 2012 @ 7:45 a.m.

Not that it really matters, but the song Mr. Dylan was spitting out is actually "Senor" not "Senior". The irony there was amusing and so, worth mentioning


Fallbrook’s Shrinking Avocado

Since the first avocado trees were planted in 1912, Fallbrook’s avocado industry’s been thriving. The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce estimates annual sales near $26 million. However, due to water-access issues, the size of the average ...

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