I love pickles, but the dogs don't Picking up on the theme of "placate" from Fandango's FOWC, pickles are the only known food our dogs will not eat. To be fair, none of them are overly fond of plain old cucumbers, either ... but pickles? They get them in their mouths, make a very strange … Continue reading PICKLES: THE ONLY FOOD OUR DOGS WON’T EAT – Marilyn Armstrong
Placating the furry friends They want food. It doesn't matter if they are hungry. It doesn't matter if they consumed an entire meal a minute and a half before. They figure if we are in or even near (which is to say, on our feet and moving) the kitchen, they want something. Anything. Literally anything … Continue reading PLACATING THE FURRY PEOPLE – Marilyn Armstrong
For the anti-vaccinators out there … this one is for you!
Smallpox is the first and only human disease that was declared eradicated on a global scale. Also, with the breakthroughs made while eradicating smallpox and a number of other creative solutions, we are now really close to making a few more diseases a thing of the past.
I read an interesting article about the difference between corporate America and political America. In a nutshell, corporations’ bottom line is with the public. Politicians’ bottom line is with their donors. Today, ironically, it seems that corporate America is more beholden to and therefore more sensitive to public opinion than politicians are. This makes sense. … Continue reading CORPORATE VERSUS POLITICAL AMERICA – BY ELLIN CURLEY
It’s that time of year again and squares are back! We used to go to Symphony Hall to hear the Boston Pops concert every December. Every corner of Symphony Hall is architecturally marvelous and photogenic, but the ceiling is especially beautiful. There is so much going on up there, with lighting and sound equipment as … Continue reading JUNE IS SQUARE – ROOF 8 – Marilyn Armstrong
Flower of the Day - Orchid I keep checking in case another bud has opened, but so far, just the one flower. Here's another -- rather graphic -- orchid. And any day now, there will be a bunch more. What does it mean when waiting for new buds to open is the big excitement of … Continue reading ORCHID – Marilyn Armstrong