A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO LIVE – Marilyn Armstrong

One-Liner Wednesday — Women’s Rights I remember the awful days before legalized abortion. When women's jobs were listed separately in the paper. When the first question you got asked on a job interview was "How fast can you type," and the second was "Who will take care of your child if he or she is sick?" … Continue reading A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO LIVE – Marilyn Armstrong

DITTO IN THE STATEHOUSE – Garry Armstrong

If you are a fan of John Ford's movies, maybe you remember “Ditto” Boland (actor Edward Brophy), the funny character wearing a Hamburg hat in the “The Last Hurrah.” The real-life Ditto Boland, after the James Michael Curley years, became an elevator operator at the Massachusetts State House. He worked there during the 1970s, which … Continue reading DITTO IN THE STATEHOUSE – Garry Armstrong

FEATHERS – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers Since last November, the bird feeders on the deck have been supplying me with more than ample amounts of feathers. Usually, birds go with the features, though I do have some feathery things that are not birds. I think the small Goldfinch in the gallery is a recent fledgling. I guess … Continue reading FEATHERS – Marilyn Armstrong

HOW EGYPT’S ANCIENT CITY OF DIVINE CATS WAS REDISCOVERED – From National Geographics

For Tabby, the Cat Who Knows All Clues from ancient texts guided European archaeologists in their long search for Bubastis, sacred to the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet. BY IRENE CORDÓN - Published: May 7, 2019 Southeast of the modern Egyptian city of Zagazig are the red granite ruins of a city sacred to the followers of … Continue reading HOW EGYPT’S ANCIENT CITY OF DIVINE CATS WAS REDISCOVERED – From National Geographics

RED CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong

Red Christmas Cactus Blooming FOTD – 05/15/19 I've been taking pictures as the blooms budding and as they open. It has been pretty spectacular. This morning, it was amazing. For reasons of pure laziness, I shot these two pictures with my 100-300 lens. I was very surprised at how well they came out. Remarkably, it … Continue reading RED CHRISTMAS CACTUS – Marilyn Armstrong