A TEST FOR FRIENDS – Marilyn Armstrong

  RDP Thursday – FRIEND Does anyone remember for what litmus paper actually tests? Litmus is a water-soluble mixture of different dyes extracted from lichens, especially Roccella tinctoria. It is often absorbed onto filter paper to produce one of the oldest forms of pH indicator, used to test materials for acidity. Blue litmus paper turns red under acidic conditions and red litmus paper … Continue reading A TEST FOR FRIENDS – Marilyn Armstrong

Two Weeks Before the Election, Will Female Democrats Show Up

Well said. I’m always happy when someone else says what I’m thinking. I’m too tired to reinvent the wheel this morning.

THE SHINBONE STAR

As Nov. 6, 2018 — voting day — creeps ever closer, a record number of Democratic Party women are on the ballots. Yes there are a lot of Trumplican women, too.

The question is, will the usually absent midterm Democratic Party voters show up? Will more of “them” go to polling places and become the breakers to the touted “Blue Wave?”

My pessimistic side tells me Dems won’t show. May I be proven wrong.

I don’t pick favorite sports teams, they seem to always crush my hopes. Same with political candidates. Prayers don’t work — if they did Donald Trump and his Trumplican Party would no longer exist.

After almost 10 years — from G.W. Bush to Donald Trump — of the most evil, despicable, racist, crooked Republican Congress, ever, the hope for a Blue takeover is high. But, fear is equally high among pessimists.

Of the over 500 women…

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THE END AND THE BEGINNING – Marilyn Armstrong

According to Google, both the 70th and hundredth anniversaries are honored with platinum gifts.  Since Earth Abides is just a year short of its 70th anniversary, George R. Stewart’s epic work is approaching platinum. One year to go. In the meantime, I finally got Garry to listen to it with me. It's funny how many times I've read it … Continue reading THE END AND THE BEGINNING – Marilyn Armstrong

THE VERY LAST ROSES – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – The Very Last Roses It's actually cold (again) tonight but it didn't rain today. It looked like rain, but although it got grey, we actually didn't have any rain for one entire day. I got so excited, I went out and took some pictures. Because today, the trees were pretty bright. The little … Continue reading THE VERY LAST ROSES – Marilyn Armstrong

A TERRIBLE WONDERFUL YEAR – TWO ARE WON! – Garry Armstrong

And tonight, minus the rain and the lightning, game two commenced ... and we won. Two down, two to go.  No power outage and there will be a day off, then they will be off to L.A. It was 47 degrees (8.3 Celsius) in Boston. It will be hot in L.A. It was a good … Continue reading A TERRIBLE WONDERFUL YEAR – TWO ARE WON! – Garry Armstrong