A MAJOR SEA CHANGE: WHY COVID 19 IS A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY – SEAN MUNGER

A major sea change: why COVID-19 is a turning point in history. So, it is the end of March 2020, and many of us are sequestered in our homes, trying not to get the virus that’s now sweeping the globe and has already overwhelmed the health care systems of numerous countries. People are talking about … Continue reading A MAJOR SEA CHANGE: WHY COVID 19 IS A TURNING POINT IN HISTORY – SEAN MUNGER

FLYING SQUIRRELS AND TOO MANY RACCOONS – Marilyn Armstrong

The big feeder is empty today. I assume that most of the food is part of our growing phalanx of flying squirrels and raccoons. The rest of it is all over the deck. The raccoons have hands and reach inside the feeder and pull out huge clumps of seeds. The camera took another 1020 pictures … Continue reading FLYING SQUIRRELS AND TOO MANY RACCOONS – Marilyn Armstrong

A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR THE GOLDFINCH – Marilyn Armstrong

This was the first sunny day in a couple of weeks. It rained yesterday and will probably rain tomorrow, but for at least portions of today, there was sunshine and puffy white clouds. I haven't been taking many pictures. Maybe it was the damp cold and the endless rain and dark gray skies. A pair … Continue reading A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR THE GOLDFINCH – Marilyn Armstrong

IT IS NOT OVER – Marilyn Armstrong

It's the crowding that makes these epidemics appear more often now than they did in the past. The (it wasn't) Spanish flu built its power in the trenches of World War One.  Since then, the world's population has exploded. We are a crowded planet. I sometimes wonder if these plagues aren't Earth's objection to our … Continue reading IT IS NOT OVER – Marilyn Armstrong

“BAD” IS THE NEW “GOOD” IN TECH SUPPORT – Marilyn Armstrong

Bad customer and technical support is the new good. You only think it's bad. The problem is your attitude. Or so they'd have you think. YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE All the big technology companies are working hard to save a few bucks. Competition is fierce. Every penny counts. Since executives won't accept … Continue reading “BAD” IS THE NEW “GOOD” IN TECH SUPPORT – Marilyn Armstrong

ME AND MY TRACTOR – Marilyn Armstrong

You may have noticed the old tractor in the middle of our garden. When we were trying to sell the house years ago, a couple of potential buyers commented that they'd have to have it towed away. I put a mental black mark next to their names because I love that tractor. If you don't … Continue reading ME AND MY TRACTOR – Marilyn Armstrong

BLACK PLAGUE POETRY – Marilyn Armstrong

Do you ever wonder where your nursery rhymes came from? This one, known as "Ring Around the Rosie," was a poetic description of dying from Plague. "Ring around the Rosie. Pocket full of poesy. Ashes, Ashes, we all fall down." The king has sent his daughter To fetch a pail of water A tissue, a … Continue reading BLACK PLAGUE POETRY – Marilyn Armstrong