BENCHES BY THE RIVERS – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Friday: BENCH Photos: Garry and Marilyn Armstrong There is always something a bit forlorn about an empty bench. It needs people. Activity. Motion. When it is empty, it seems to say "something is missing." It is the perfect viewing spot, but no one is viewing. There are many more benches. I don't know why … Continue reading BENCHES BY THE RIVERS – Marilyn Armstrong

FINEST DAY OF THE WEEK, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Finest Duke did not steal it. I blamed him, although he was noticeably unruffled by being blamed since he does not consider stealing small plastic objects he can chew as something shameful. It's just delightfully crunchy. Pill bottles (empty), DVD covers, other miscellaneous containers -- and two pairs of kitchen scissors plus … Continue reading FINEST DAY OF THE WEEK, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT – Marilyn Armstrong

RETURNING WEDGEWOOD – Marilyn Armstrong

It must be something about me. Dishes come back. First, there was the Spode's Tower, which was passed around the family for 25 years until one day, it came home. Again. This time, it's the Wedgewood. This morning, a large heavy carton arrived via UPS. It was from my sister-in-law who lives in northern Maine. … Continue reading RETURNING WEDGEWOOD – Marilyn Armstrong

SPRING HAS SPRUNG – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I don’t love summer because I’m very sensitive to heat. I actually feel sick when I get hot because my sweat glands don’t work properly and I rarely sweat. Great savings on antiperspirant bills but it sucks when everyone else is happily sitting outside in the sun and I’m stuck inside with the air conditioning. So, … Continue reading SPRING HAS SPRUNG – BY ELLIN CURLEY

IMMORTALITY AND AGING – Marilyn Armstrong

I am not sure I ever believed I was immortal, most likely because I didn't think about it. Until sometime during college, when my various courses forced me to ponder the nature of life and death. College was the peak time for existential mental muck-raking. Being young makes these subjects philosophical. Was this the result of … Continue reading IMMORTALITY AND AGING – Marilyn Armstrong