TRIAL WITH LAMPPOST – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango: Trial With Lamppost "But your honor," he whined, "I had no idea the lamppost would fall on his head. It never fell down before." Of course, he pondered, no one else had weighed three hundred pounds and leaned on it before, either. The judge banged his gavel on the desk twice to emphasize … Continue reading TRIAL WITH LAMPPOST – Marilyn Armstrong

There’s a new demographic, and you better pick a side – REBLOG – SHINBONE STAR

What more is there to say? I wish it weren’t like this, but this really IS where we’ve gone … and I hope I live long enough to see us recover our senses.

THE SHINBONE STAR

Here in the United States of America, we’d grown accustomed to surveys and seeing our beliefs broken down demographically. We would eagerly pore over the results, which usually compared women vs. men; blacks vs. whites; college education vs. none; city vs. rural; and Catholic vs. Protestant.

Well, I’m here to tell you, that none of that matters anymore. Here’s what it comes down to in our modern Disunited States of America:

  • Support for the Mocking of Sexual Assault Victims vs. Those Opposed

Of course for those who have been paying attention, the president’s attack this week on Christine Blasey Ford isn’t our first ride in Donald Trump’s Demolition Derby, it’s just the latest in a series of crashes that have defined our nation’s free fall into hell.

Consider that since Trump’s arrival on the political landscape, you, your friends, your neighbors and your relatives can be divvied up like this:

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TOO CURIOUS TO DIE – Marilyn Armstrong

Weekly Word Prompt: Curiosity There's a lot of talk about suicide going around and I know I could never do that. It isn't because I don't get depressed or because I have not been through periods when life hardly seemed worth living. “Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the … Continue reading TOO CURIOUS TO DIE – Marilyn Armstrong

REMEMBERING THE FAR AWAY #WRITEPHOTO … Marilyn Armstrong

Thursday photo prompt: Faraway #writephoto I remember. You could stand in the cove and feel the sands move out from underneath your feet. You could walk a little and feel the brush of underwater grasses against your ankles and see the tiny baby fish, schools of them looking for a tiny something to nibble. It was … Continue reading REMEMBERING THE FAR AWAY #WRITEPHOTO … Marilyn Armstrong

REAL REPORTERS – Garry Armstrong

Word Prompt: Credibility It's never been a one-man show. I logged more than 40-years in TV and radio news,  including 31 years at one Boston TV Station.  I'm always flattered when people say they remember me and my work. The body of work is considerable. Usually 3 or 4 daily newscasts, 5 to 6 days … Continue reading REAL REPORTERS – Garry Armstrong