DRIFTING ALONG WITH THE GOOD GUYS – Marilyn Armstrong

DRIFTING ALONG I am retired which is, by definition, at least a little bit adrift. This is a good thing and the real reason we retire. After a life of deadlines and commuting, some drifting seems like a pretty good idea. So here I am. Just drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweed ... with memories … Continue reading DRIFTING ALONG WITH THE GOOD GUYS – Marilyn Armstrong

ROBBIE THE ROBOT – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Saturday – ROBOT One day, some years back,  the mailperson delivered a copy of a wildly expensive catalogue store in Manhattan. For more than $3000. they were offering a full-size version of Robbie the Robot. The catalogue model was bigger than a normal human and featured the robotic performer -- statuesque -- who was a … Continue reading ROBBIE THE ROBOT – Marilyn Armstrong

OUT-OF-FASHION – Marilyn Armstrong

FUCHSIA - OUT-OF-FASHION? When I discovered my favorite hanging flowers are officially "out of fashion" -- meaning I can't buy any, at least not in Uxbridge, I got depressed. I never imagined flowers could go out-of-fashion. It's bad enough that I'm obsolete, but fuchsia? My glorious pink and purple flowers that I love ... and … Continue reading OUT-OF-FASHION – Marilyn Armstrong

I WANT AN AUTONOMOUS HOUSE! Marilyn Armstrong

Autonomous house, autonomous life! The self-driving vehicle is on the way. It's on the news and in the news. A few accidents. One death. But considering the number of accidents just backing out of a driveway in suburbia, that's pretty good. I can actually see a day coming when Robert Heinlein's vision will have arrived. … Continue reading I WANT AN AUTONOMOUS HOUSE! Marilyn Armstrong