OUR MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE – BIZARRO REBLOG – Marilyn Armstrong

I don’t suppose anyone is surprised anymore by the behavior of the GOP under their Manchurian candidate. But just a few years ago it was unthinkable that a politician, particularly one representing the Republican party and who skipped out of serving by having a rich dad, could get away with trashing war heroes, pardoning convicted … Continue reading OUR MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE – BIZARRO REBLOG – Marilyn Armstrong

LYNN NOVICK: “BASEBALL” – Marilyn Armstrong

This piece was published in Planet Vineyard in September 1998. It was a short-lived magazine. Long on great writing, short on paid advertising. I realized that hardly anyone ever saw this piece. It is based on my interview with Lynn Novick who was the co-producer of "Baseball" with Ken Burns. Since we are watching the … Continue reading LYNN NOVICK: “BASEBALL” – Marilyn Armstrong

KINDNESS IS NEVER OBSOLETE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I wrote a blog recently about Fred Rogers and his show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” I focused on how he helped generations of parents be better, more empathetic and connected with their children. Since then, I’ve read many articles about Mr. Rogers because of the newly released documentary about Fred Rogers and the movie starring Tom … Continue reading KINDNESS IS NEVER OBSOLETE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

THERE’S STARLIGHT IN ALL OF US, BUT SOMETIMES NOT ENOUGH #5 – Marilyn Armstrong

There’s starlight in us all, but not enough ... My long birding lens is a 100-300mm whose lowest f stop is f4. That's it. For my camera, there is no faster lens this long. This IS the faster lens. The other one was f4.8. If you don't take pictures and use lenses, you probably have … Continue reading THERE’S STARLIGHT IN ALL OF US, BUT SOMETIMES NOT ENOUGH #5 – Marilyn Armstrong