We need a good, happy dog story, don't we?
Marilyn and I watched an old Dick Cavett interview with Robert Mitchum on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) last night. We laughed a lot. It was a reminder of how good late night talk shows were. It also showed the legendary tough guy Mitchum as an affable and literate man who didn't take himself seriously. The … Continue reading HANGING OUT WITH ROBERT “MITCH” MITCHUM – Garry Armstrong
The Duke is one of the smartest dogs I've ever had. Not as smart as Tinker the Thinker. She was human in a dog suit. But maybe he is smarter in a different way. Duke does what he pleases. He goes where he decides to go. He can jump all of our fences, break down … Continue reading MYSTERY OF THE DUKE – Marilyn Armstrong
Spiky Squares and Pointy Beaks Every morning I get up and peer out of my bathroom window. Every day, there is a Cardinal there, eating at the flat feeder. By the time I get to the kitchen, he is gone. Or he is there. I grab the camera. He is gone. All the fun birds … Continue reading A MORNING FOR BIRDS WITH POINTY BEAKS – Marilyn Armstrong
It's sleeting. It's the followup to the snow that just ended. I've heard the freezing rain is next on the agenda and my feet are cold. My feet are cold all winter. The rest of me is okay, but from the ankles down, permanent frostbite. It seemed like a good day to think about the … Continue reading REMEMBERING WARM SUMMER DAYS – Marilyn Armstrong
The title as written on the cover is "PERfunctory AfFECTION" because it's all about "perfection." The reality of perfection. The truth and falsity of perfection. How nothing "normal" is perfect. If it seems perfect, it isn't. Perfection can't be in our world so that which seems perfect contains a lie. Humanity, people are imperfect. Maybe somewhere … Continue reading PERFUNCTORY AFFECTION – A NEW NOVEL By KIM HARRISON – Marilyn Armstrong