THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE – Rich Paschall

Episode 1: The Campaign, by Arod Serling* Opening scene:  Rural state rally, small town folks and area farmers in attendance.  A candidate for office is at the podium.  To the left of the stage are two of his aides. Candidate: “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of ’em, … Continue reading THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE – Rich Paschall

I’D RATHER BE A JUDGE THAN A MINER: BEYOND THE FRINGE – Marilyn Armstrong

We now, after almost 350 years of nationhood, have a president who thinks mining -- coal mining -- is a good idea and a fine way to make a living. Oddly enough, someone else had this idea years ago. It was hilarious -- and stupid -- then. It is no less stupid and hilarious now. … Continue reading I’D RATHER BE A JUDGE THAN A MINER: BEYOND THE FRINGE – Marilyn Armstrong

WILD PINK SHRUB AND ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER – Marilyn Armstrong

A Wild Pink Shrub by the River and the Man Who Takes Her Picture We went down to the river in Rhode Island today. We were looking for Autumn and thought it might be hiding along the river in Lewis Bleiweis Park. It was or at least a bit of it was there. A few … Continue reading WILD PINK SHRUB AND ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER – Marilyn Armstrong

YESTERDAY, WE FOUND A HINT OF FALL – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Saturday – FALL Yesterday, in the rain driving to the doctor, we kept looking for fall. We could see touches of it here and there, but given that it is already the end of September, it should have been everywhere. But today, with the temperature just right. The rain has finally finished and the sun … Continue reading YESTERDAY, WE FOUND A HINT OF FALL – Marilyn Armstrong

GOLDENROD, BEES, AND SPIDERS – Marilyn Armstrong

Goldenrod, a Bee, and a Spider The goldenrod is blooming and it's lovely. I can hardly stop sneezing when I'm near it, but a long lens really helps a lot. Although to be fair, nothing entirely stops the sneezing, the gritty eyes, and the hoarse voice. They come with the territory of pollen. Whoever said … Continue reading GOLDENROD, BEES, AND SPIDERS – Marilyn Armstrong

AUTUMN COMES TO NEW ENGLAND – #WRITEPHOTO – Marilyn Armstrong

Autumn Comes to New England - #writephoto It is the end of September. Normally, we would be wrapped in the bright leaf colors for which New England is justly famous. Not so far. We were at Manchaug a few days ago and everything was green.  We always look for the first color of the year … Continue reading AUTUMN COMES TO NEW ENGLAND – #WRITEPHOTO – Marilyn Armstrong