WITHOUT A TRACE – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Trace I have lost people that were important to me. I don't mean they died, though I suppose they could have. They have simply vanished. They have no presence on social media or in any of the look-ups on the internet. They are gone. They aren't doing anything illegal, at least not … Continue reading WITHOUT A TRACE – Marilyn Armstrong

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY – BY ELLIN CURLEY

The title of an article I read in the Washington Post on September 16, 2018, by Katherine Marsh, sets out its primary argument pretty clearly. “ We’ve so over-scheduled our kids that doctors are now prescribing playtime.” The article is subtitled “We idiotically insist that all of their activities be purposeful and structured.” To give … Continue reading LET THE CHILDREN PLAY – BY ELLIN CURLEY

ROLL BACK THE CALENDAR! I’M NOT READY! – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Wednesday – Not the Holidays again! "Oh no," I cried. "Not again!" Bad enough that summer was nothing but a giant rainstorm ... but it's November and you know what that means! Holidays. I am even more unready for holidays as I am for finding someone to clear the millions of leaves off our … Continue reading ROLL BACK THE CALENDAR! I’M NOT READY! – Marilyn Armstrong

OH GLORIOUS JAPANESE MAPLE – Marilyn Armstrong

Japanese Maple Tree - FOTD – November 8, 2018 When all the other maple trees are bare and almost all of the oak leaves have fallen, suddenly, my Japanese maple tree lit up like a neon sign. I have had this tree since I brought it home from Maryland in a bucket. It was not … Continue reading OH GLORIOUS JAPANESE MAPLE – Marilyn Armstrong