WHERE’S MY SHIP? By Marilyn Armstrong

I was out in Arizona talking to a Blue Corn Navajo lady who made jewelry. She had carefully given me her tribal affiliations and all I had to say was "Eastern European Jewish," which lacked panache. I don't seem to have much of an ability to show a lot of dash in casual conversation. Whatever … Continue reading WHERE’S MY SHIP? By Marilyn Armstrong

IS LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS THE SAME AS READING? – Marilyn Armstrong

Responding to: Open Book Blog Hop – Are audiobooks considered reading? I got addicted to audiobooks while I was commuting to work. There were periods when I was driving as much as 5 hours a day -- just to get back and forth to work. Living in Massachusetts, even when the distances aren't huge, the traffic … Continue reading IS LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS THE SAME AS READING? – Marilyn Armstrong

THE BOOK WORLD AND MEMORIES THEREOF – Marilyn Armstrong

I usually say I wouldn't want to ever work again, but I got to thinking about that. I realized if I could get back my job as an editor at Doubleday? I'd do it in a heartbeat. How many jobs give you unlimited sick days, two-hour lunches, and require you to read sleazy novels during … Continue reading THE BOOK WORLD AND MEMORIES THEREOF – Marilyn Armstrong

“‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND UP IN THE HOLLOWS” – BY KIM HARRISON

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows . . . ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and up in the Hollows, Solstice bonfires were burning, to toast the marshmallows. The pixies were snug in their stump, even Jenks, Who claimed he was tired, and needed some winks. So I in my parka, and Ivy … Continue reading “‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND UP IN THE HOLLOWS” – BY KIM HARRISON

2019 – EARTH ABIDES ACHIEVES PLATINUM – Marilyn Armstrong

I don’t know how many copies of "Earth Abides" I have owned or how many times I’ve read it. I first read it when I was a teenager and I’ve been rereading it regularly ever since. I used to give away copies to people who hadn’t read it yet and eventually, kept extra copies, just … Continue reading 2019 – EARTH ABIDES ACHIEVES PLATINUM – Marilyn Armstrong

HAPPY 187TH BIRTHDAY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT – Marilyn Armstrong

In an alternate universe, Louisa May Alcott would be 187 today. In my alternate universe, we all live -- as a matter of course -- to at least 200. And because of our extended life span, we are better custodians of our earth recognizing that we will have to live in the mess we make … Continue reading HAPPY 187TH BIRTHDAY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT – Marilyn Armstrong

THE GIFT OF WORDS – Marilyn Armstrong

And thus shall I bestow upon you the gift of gab, the talent of words, the ability to write with clarity and precision. Congratulations. You are a writer. But -- how do you know? Because you write. Could you be a better writer? Probably. We can all be better writers. I'm a much better writer … Continue reading THE GIFT OF WORDS – Marilyn Armstrong