Today, it’s an even dozen! Yay to Tom and Garry who get better every week. Setting up for the podcast is about as simple as it gets, at least from my end. All the complicated stuff? Tom does that. So… Read More ›
Month: April 2023
THE SHIP THAT SAILED
The Curious Case of Red and Green, by Rich Paschall When the Thai mini-series Bad Buddy started out in late 2021, it garnered a small audience. A later showing online and an almost immediate posting to YouTube with English subtitles… Read More ›
HOW OLD IS TOO OLD?
Fandango’s Provocative Question #211 Do you believe that Joe Biden, at 82 shortly after Election Day 2024, is too old to seek that office. What about Donald Trump at 77? Most important, do you think there should be a maximum age… Read More ›
FOREVER KNIGHT: THE VAMPIRE COP IN TORONTO
FLASHBACK FRIDAY, APRIL 2017 I discovered Forever Knight when it was in reruns on the Sci Fi channel. It was showing around 2 in the morning. Garry was working the dawn patrol and had already left for work by the time the show… Read More ›
I loved his music, his accent, and his rich brown eyes. I loved him from girlhood and it lasted a lifetime.
A ROSE IS A ROSE
FOTD – April 28 – ROSES The lilies and the roses live happily together in the vase in the living room. I love this color. It’s deep orange, but its color changed depending on the way the light hits it.
SOMETIMES I NEED TO HEAR THIS SONG… A FRIDAY FLASHBACK
Another reminder! This song is my story. It’s Garry’s story. It’s my generation’s story. Sometimes for no reason, I need to hear a specific song. This particular Billy Joel song is about my generation. It doesn’t explain how we got… Read More ›
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
If you don’t know where you’re going, just follow the signs.
CAN’T RESIST THE BLUEBIRD
No matter how many pictures I have of bluebirds, when I see one, I need to take pictures of that bird. There is something about bluebirds. The colors, the symbolism. But I think it’s mainly the colors. Or maybe that… Read More ›
TWO PINK LILIES
FOTD – April 27 – Two Pink Lilies Somehow I failed to notice -there are two pink lilies in the bouquet. I could make excuses but none of them make sense. For some reason, I focused on one and didn’t see… Read More ›
Stating the Obvious
Originally posted on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown:
Stating the Obvious We’ve hit a cosmic bottleneck and every day I rue it, for I have the feeling that we will not make it through it. They’ve indexed the…
SMOKED SAUSAGE GOULASH
I’ve been refining this recipe for months. Finally, I think I got it right. It came out pretty much perfect today. It’s an easy meal to prepare since the sausage is precooked and you can nuke the potatoes (halfway, not… Read More ›
THE PINK LILY
FOTD – April 26 – PINK LILY It was a bud when Garry brought home the bouquet, but it has since bloomed. Finally, a lily that isn’t white! This one is blushing a beautiful shade of pink.
WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS
CFFC: Wheels Wheels and wheeling, old and new. Many wheels in many places. And now, the girl who wheeled …
APRIL TURNS TOWARD MAY
Share Your World 25th April The leaves are opening outside. Even the oaks are showing baby leaves — and I’ve never seen them leaf before May. Ever. It really is warmer than it was. And oh those mosquitoes! They are ravenous… Read More ›
NPC #9: Long-legged birds All herons. Great Blue Herons, which are the ones we have on this coast. The herons on the west coast look very much the same, but are more grey and less blue. I also have just… Read More ›
THE DOG WITH A YELLOW BOW
Photos by Garry Armstrong The Duke is Marilyn’s secret weapon. When the cowbirds are being particularly obnoxious, she tells him to go outside and bark at the birds. He used to look confused but these days, he goes outside. Sniffs… Read More ›
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” REVISITED – GARRY ARMSTRONG
We talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. We seem to be going backwards. It’s great cocktail conversation among progressives, but not much happens when the party is over.
THE EASTER LILY
FOTD – April 24 – EASTER LILY It bloomed very quickly and it has had a beautiful week. Now, it is fading fast.
MEDIA WAR STORIES – EPISODE 11!
Yes, it’s that time of week again. Another podcast — and we’re getting ready to hit a whole dozen! Imagine THAT! The topics of the day are how often nearly-famous people aren’t as nice as you expect and very famous… Read More ›