BINDWEED AND THE BIG TWIST – Marilyn Armstrong

BINDWEED AND THE BIG TWIST When the spring flowers have finished in June, the bindweed comes and takes over. I have spent every year of my gardening life fending off the bindweed (which I often call "strangle weed"). It lives, as far as I can tell, everywhere. It is the most intense, durable, determined plant … Continue reading BINDWEED AND THE BIG TWIST – Marilyn Armstrong

I WILL NOT BE A BALLERINA (OR A COWBOY) – Marilyn Armstrong

When I was a girl, my mother took me to the ballet. She didn't take me to the typical "first ballet" for kids -- Nutcracker Suite -- which mommies take their little girls to see. Instead, she took me to the New York City Ballet Company, while Balanchine was still its choreographer. It was magic. … Continue reading I WILL NOT BE A BALLERINA (OR A COWBOY) – Marilyn Armstrong

SHOP TILL YOU DROP – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I love shopping when I’m looking for something specific. It’s like a treasure hunt. My pulse quickens and all my senses go on high alert. I’m like an animal stalking prey. Will I find it down the next aisle? Or around the next corner? The perfect short-sleeved top in a bright summer color with a … Continue reading SHOP TILL YOU DROP – BY ELLIN CURLEY