WQW #38: Four Aspects to Being Fit As a Fiddle The phrase fit as a fiddle dates back to the 1600s in British English, but had a slightly different meaning then. The word fit had as its primary meaning ‘well-suited, apt for a particular purpose’…. Read More ›
Month: October 2022
WHERE ARE THE PUMPKINS?
I’ve got a few right here — and I’ve got the pumpkin song I learned in elementary school. I thought everyone knew that song. Apparently only kids who went to school in New York during the 1950s knew it, but… Read More ›
THE HOLIDAYS WHICH CELEBRATED THE END OF THE HARVEST It froze last night marking the first night of frost for this year — and the official end of harvest. Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest as well as the… Read More ›
QUESTIONS OVER COFFEE
Question Time Over Coffee Questions – Season One Interesting questions — and since I’m giving my wrist a rest today — or trying to — it’s a good time to answer questions. What ways are you adopting to save on energy… Read More ›
SPOOKY IS AS SPOOKY DOES
My top 10 Halloween Songs, Rich Paschall Halloween music is becoming popular in the same way as Christmas music. You don’t think so? Listen up. It’s all around and has been playing all week. Sirius XM radio has a temporary… Read More ›
MIXED MUMS BEFORE THE FREEZE
FOTD – October 30 – Mixed Mums It must be true because Alexa has been percolating all day with the big news: it’s going to freeze overnight! I mentioned this to Garry who said, “Yeah, and is that news? Doesn’t… Read More ›
FIRE AND ICE – Robert Frost
He was our “local” poet. I have always loved his poems, but even more since I moved to New England. He understood this place and its people. We have a portrait of him taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt hanging in our… Read More ›
GHOSTS IN THE CEMETERY
I’ve been drawing ghosts in our graveyard since March. Finally, Halloween — All Hallows Eve or perhaps for some, Samhain — has come! The stones in this cemetery date back to the early 1700s. Surely there must be at least… Read More ›
THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE’S 44th ANNIVERSARY
Today is the 44th anniversary of this horrible event. It appears we have not learned anything in the subsequent years. We don’t seem able to “get” that slavish following of lying leaders can be lethal. That’s what these people did… Read More ›
ON THE ROAD IN BLACK & WHITE
CBWC: Roads From Maine to Connecticut and from downtown Boston to the Blackstone Valley. The roads run everywhere. Even when you don’t know where you are going, you are going somewhere.
WHEN IS IT TOO LATE?
Who amongst us does not procrastinate? I never did. I did everything early. I figured if I did what I didn’t want to do first, I could stop fretting about it. This concept died the day I retired. Now, I… Read More ›
GLOWING CLOSEUPS – LATE OCTOBER
Festival of Leaves 2022 Week #6: October Color in the Blackstone Valley I keep thinking that with each long period of rain, the leaves will all drop. They are dropping, but not all of them. Some are actually just at peak… Read More ›
INTERVIEW WITH THE REAPER
Written and illustrated by Marilyn Armstrong My fame as a blogger has spread beyond the realm of the living into the nether regions as I went searching for a character to interview. Death popped right up and volunteered. I wasn’t… Read More ›
LATE GOLDEN OCTOBER DAYS
Festival of Leaves 2022 Week #6: Late October Color in the Blackstone Valley All photographs: Garry Armstrong It may not be the absolutely last day of this beautiful autumn, but it’s getting close. I went to bring down the recycling bin… Read More ›
ON A WHIM AND A SONG
Fandango’s Provocative Question #187 The question is: I am not sure what you mean by “a whim.” I know what I mean, but what do YOU mean? To me, a whim is a passing fancy without much depth. Is that what… Read More ›
SHOCK, SURPRISE, DISMAY!
CFFC: Catching People Unaware It would have been easier had “people” not been the subject. I have lots of surprised birds, squirrels, chipmunk, dogs … but people? A bit more difficult. But still, the the 30,000 pictures I have filed, there… Read More ›