WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ABOUT DOGS? – Marilyn Armstrong

Garry actually asked me why I don't write about dogs. I had a hard time explaining that in addition to the idea, you need a "book concept," an idea of where you will start, finish, and what's going to happen in between. Unlike blogging, it isn't anecdotal. It needs to be ... well ... a … Continue reading WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ABOUT DOGS? – Marilyn Armstrong

THE SONG IS YOU – Garry Armstrong

One of the great pleasures in my life these days is our car radio. Marilyn, in one of the most thoughtful of her gifts in this past year of discontent, signed us - me really - for Sirius Satellite radio, highlighted by the signature "Siriusly Sinatra" station.  It's all Sinatra, 24-7. Not just Sinatra. It's … Continue reading THE SONG IS YOU – Garry Armstrong

IN THE SPIRIT OF DOING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING … Marilyn Armstrong

These are the top 20 posts from this past year. Ironically most of them were written in other years, much earlier. As I said in comment to Fandango, popularity does not make it a "best" post. The problem is trying to remember the names of what I think were my best posts. Some of these … Continue reading IN THE SPIRIT OF DOING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING … Marilyn Armstrong

THE CHANGING SEASONS, DECEMBER 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, December 2019 The weather has definitely become an issue around here. We got some snow at the end of November and then again at the beginning of December. That appears to have been winter. Since then, we've had heavy rain, a week of bitterly cold days, a few light dustings of snow, … Continue reading THE CHANGING SEASONS, DECEMBER 2019 – Marilyn Armstrong

OPTIMISM SEEMS A BIT MISPLACED AT THE MOMENT – Marilyn Armstrong

I started reading an article about what's going on in Tasmania and Australia. The apocalyptic heat. The fires. The dying animals. The dying giant kelp. Dead koalas falling from the trees. I got about halfway through the article and couldn't read anymore. I am trying to keep my hopes up but it's hard going. We … Continue reading OPTIMISM SEEMS A BIT MISPLACED AT THE MOMENT – Marilyn Armstrong