NO SPENDTHRIFTING THIS YEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Spendthrift There was a time when "spendthrift" meant spending too much money for something that wasn't necessary. This was when we were both working and earning good salaries. Summer vacations were when we really spent money.  Great restaurants, jewelry, clothing, hotels, airfare. We worked hard. We deserved it. We still work hard, … Continue reading NO SPENDTHRIFTING THIS YEAR – Marilyn Armstrong

AND AFTER ALL THE TESTS … Marilyn Armstrong

After Garry and I left our car with the valet at UMass Memorial, I looked at Garry and commented: "I should have just gone to an eye doctor." Considering all the testing and checkups, you'd think I'd have a diagnosis. Nope. I know just what I knew when this round of medical visits began. This … Continue reading AND AFTER ALL THE TESTS … Marilyn Armstrong

CLYTEMNESTRA’S LAMENT – GUEST POST By KARIN LAINE MCMILLEN

Introduction Many of us have the mental image of nature as somehow kinder, sweeter, more gentle than the lives we lead. On a fundamental reality level, I knew that wasn't true, but as long as all I saw were flying birds and leaping squirrels, I could ignore the rest. Even knowing that the large eat … Continue reading CLYTEMNESTRA’S LAMENT – GUEST POST By KARIN LAINE MCMILLEN

JUST ONE DAM THING AFTER ANOTHER – Marilyn Armstrong

Someone asked me what was the busiest day I can remember over the last ten years. Last ten years? You're kidding, right? The asker was lacking enough decades. She didn't realize this was an impossible question. When you are 20, your memories are crisp and sharp and you know you will never forget them. Unless … Continue reading JUST ONE DAM THING AFTER ANOTHER – Marilyn Armstrong

THE CHANGING SEASONS: MAY 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, May 2019 Photography: Garry and Marilyn Armstrong It has been a weird month of May. A lot of rain, a lot of cold days with and without rain, then a couple of hot muggy days. Immediately followed by cooler dry days and then wet, quite cold days. It's only in the low … Continue reading THE CHANGING SEASONS: MAY 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong