BUT DON’T SHOOT THE DEPUTY – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Monday: BLAST With a blast from his pistol, Blackie blew the bartender through the bottles behind him and left him in a bloody heap. No problem really. What with open carry laws on the books, all he had to do was explain that he thought the bartender, who was Mexican, had been acting in … Continue reading BUT DON’T SHOOT THE DEPUTY – Marilyn Armstrong

DRAW, YOU MANGY DOG – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Draw "Draw, you mangy dog," snarled Blackie. No one could face down Blackie. He had the fastest gun west of the Pecos and a really bad temper too. And a bit of a drinking problem, truth be told. When he said draw, you could run, but you could not hide. "Blackie, I … Continue reading DRAW, YOU MANGY DOG – Marilyn Armstrong

PRIVILEGE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Since Brett Kavanagh, the Supreme Court nominee, now Justice, has been in the news, so have discussions about excessive drinking among teenagers. Apparently, there are studies that show that rich, privileged teenagers are more likely to abuse alcohol. An article in the Washington Post on September 28, by Suniya S. Luthar, is subtitled “Affluence is … Continue reading PRIVILEGE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

FESTIVAL OF LEAVES – MID-OCTOBER IN NEW ENGLAND – Marilyn Armstrong

Festival of Leaves 2018 ~ Week # 4: The Orange on the Side of the Road It is the middle of October and it should be the peak of the peak of the color change. Usually, Columbus Day marks the peak of the autumnal glow in New England, but summer lasted longer than usual ... like … Continue reading FESTIVAL OF LEAVES – MID-OCTOBER IN NEW ENGLAND – Marilyn Armstrong

FASHIONISTA? ME? SERIOUSLY? – Marilyn Armstrong

I need to start out by pointing out I will not wear anything that isn't comfortable. Gone are the high heels, tight anything (skirts, pants, sweaters, forget it!) and in is anything elastic. Even my jeans are elastic. If it doesn't stretch, I don't wear it. I hate "dressy" events because I don't own dressy … Continue reading FASHIONISTA? ME? SERIOUSLY? – Marilyn Armstrong