ARE WE READY FOR A GAY PRESIDENT? – Marilyn Armstrong

From Fandango: "For those of you who may not follow American politics, let me introduce to you Pete Buttigieg. “Mayor Pete,” as he is known, is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for President of the United States. He is a graduate of Harvard University, a Rhodes Scholar, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan. … Continue reading ARE WE READY FOR A GAY PRESIDENT? – Marilyn Armstrong

IS IT REALLY THAT BAD? – Marilyn Armstrong

Almost every day, I am offended by appallingly cliche-ridden, derivative shows proffered as "the next new thing" for us to watch. Designed for an obviously dim-witted audience, these "reality shows" are meant for the mind-dead. No, I haven't watched any of the shows. If I become that senile or desperate for entertainment, please shoot me. … Continue reading IS IT REALLY THAT BAD? – Marilyn Armstrong

GRABBING A LITTLE ANTI-MATTER – Marilyn Armstrong

When I worked with NASA back in the late 1980s, I had to do a large, complicated study on what kind of unit they should design to retrieve satellites in space. The NASA guys believed anything with fewer than three arms would be worthless. It turns out satellites do interesting things. Not just rolling, but … Continue reading GRABBING A LITTLE ANTI-MATTER – Marilyn Armstrong

FAT RED BUDS ON A CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

Red Buds on the Christmas Cactus - FOTD – 05/01/ 2019 And just as the pink Christmas Cactus dropped its final flower, buds appeared on the red cactus. I am particularly grateful to my indoor plants for blooming because outside, the endless rain has been killing everything. Bushes I was sure were impervious to weather … Continue reading FAT RED BUDS ON A CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

THE CHANGING SEASONS: APRIL 2019 – THE RAINIEST APRIL SINCE 1872 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, April 2019 The Rainiest April in 140 Years Photography: Garry and Marilyn Armstrong It wasn't just my imagination. Of the 29 days of this past, April 2019, twenty of them were rainy. And for the final day, tomorrow, it will also rain which will bring the total to 21 days of rain … Continue reading THE CHANGING SEASONS: APRIL 2019 – THE RAINIEST APRIL SINCE 1872 – Marilyn Armstrong

THE OLD WEST AND THE WAGONS AS THEY ROLLED – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Wagon It was the first thing that came into my head when I saw the word "wagon." That's right. Westerns! Wagon trains and buckboard wagons with teams of horses. Wagon Train brought us Ward Bond, Robert Horton, and others. Randolph Scott was offered the role originally but turned it down. It worked … Continue reading THE OLD WEST AND THE WAGONS AS THEY ROLLED – Marilyn Armstrong