LEARNING TO HATE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

There’s a beautiful and poignant song in the musical “South Pacific”, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It’s called, “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught”. It opens with the lines “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, you’ve got to be taught from year to year.” I’ve been thinking about those lyrics recently. … Continue reading LEARNING TO HATE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

PHOTO CHALLENGE: FESTIVAL – WHERE’S THE BAR? – Marilyn Armstrong

Photo Challenge: Festival One thing is true of every festival. Everyone says hi and finds a place to sit. Then they ask: "Where's the bar?" After which, everyone bellies up to the bar, especially if it isn't a "cash bar." Pity I don't drink. Sometimes, I think a drink might be a perfect solution to … Continue reading PHOTO CHALLENGE: FESTIVAL – WHERE’S THE BAR? – Marilyn Armstrong

MORE PINK, MORE FLOWERS – DAY THREE – Marilyn Armstrong

MORE PINK, MORE FLOWERS - dAY THREE Today is Labor Day. Despite its name, it is a day to celebrate the success of labor unions and thus not a day on which we work. But we do labor, in a way. It's national burn your meat on the barbecue day when men who fear kitchens … Continue reading MORE PINK, MORE FLOWERS – DAY THREE – Marilyn Armstrong