THAT GOOD OLD RULE OF THIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: The Rule of Thirds Photography - Garry Armstrong and Marilyn Armstrong The whole point about this rule -- which is not a rule, but a guideline -- is to try to urge photographers to not put everything dead-center of the photograph. Moving things around so that they are off-center make the … Continue reading THAT GOOD OLD RULE OF THIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THE UNKNOWING – Marilyn Armstrong

Every nation revises history. They leave out the bad bits  -- slaughters of the innocent, unjust wars against minorities and civilians. They invent heroes, turn defeats into victories. American history is no different. It's relatively easy to make our history match our myths when such a large percentage of U.S. citizens haven't learned any history … Continue reading THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THE UNKNOWING – Marilyn Armstrong

THE END OF REPUBLICAN ROME – Marilyn Armstrong

Imperium, by Robert Harris Random House Sep 7, 2010 Fiction - 496 pages It's déjà vu all over again as we travel back with author Robert Harris to Republican Rome just before it became Imperial Rome. In America, we complain of corruption. Lying politicians. Fearing the end of our Democracy. We wonder about conspiracies. We brood darkly on … Continue reading THE END OF REPUBLICAN ROME – Marilyn Armstrong

OUR FIRST TULIP (MAYBE THE ONLY TULIP) – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – April 26, 2019 – Tulip We had two sunny days and after this, it's supposed to pour with heavy winds for the next few days. So we got out and took some pictures. Thus I learned we have a tulip. One tulip. One yellow tulip. I see no evidence of future tulips, but this … Continue reading OUR FIRST TULIP (MAYBE THE ONLY TULIP) – Marilyn Armstrong