TRIBUTE TO THE DETERMINED SQUIRREL – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Tribute When I went to buy my bird feeders, some feeders were listed as "squirrel-proof." After I read the reviews, it proved what I pretty much knew: No feeder is squirrel-proof. What the feeder I bought said was that though squirrels would get to it, the feeder was sturdy enough to still … Continue reading TRIBUTE TO THE DETERMINED SQUIRREL – Marilyn Armstrong

WHY DID YOU TAKE THAT PICTURE? – Marilyn Armstrong

“Why did you take that picture?” I was startled. No one ever asked me before. Photographers usually know the answer and non-photographers don’t think to ask. It gave me pause to think about the arts and what they mean to us. I remember when I was teaching tech writing to graduate students and someone asked … Continue reading WHY DID YOU TAKE THAT PICTURE? – Marilyn Armstrong

WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY … AND HE IS US – Marilyn Armstrong

"We have met the enemy... and he is us" Walt Kelly - Pogo cartoonists I receive many inquiries concerning this quote, so perhaps this page will answer most questions, and explain the origins. From the foreword to The Pogo Papers, Copyright 1952-53 "The publishers of this book, phrenologists of note, have laid hands upon the author’s … Continue reading WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY … AND HE IS US – Marilyn Armstrong

AND THEN IT SNOWED AND WE CANCELLED THE DAY … Marilyn Armstrong

I'm not afraid of winter. I've lived most of my life in areas with serious winters, the most serious of all here where we live. This year, we've had the least snow ever recorded for any winter. It isn't that there wasn't snow elsewhere. It's just the storms blew out to sea south of here, … Continue reading AND THEN IT SNOWED AND WE CANCELLED THE DAY … Marilyn Armstrong