Fandango’s February Expressions #22 I rather prefer Dorothy Parker's version: "You can lead a whore to culture but you cannot make her think."
I don't know how many times I've read these books. I know the first time was in 1967. I read it in the hospital after my spine was fused and after I decided not to die. I was in the hospital for five months and not allowed out of bed at all for any reason. … Continue reading THE END OF MIDDLE EARTH – 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
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
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
INSIGHT IS NOT INCITE - BUT THEY SOUND THE SAME Sometimes, you just have to love this language. I do not feel insightful, but I could probably incite a riot. I know it's merely a homonym. Not the same word except by sound, but I feel very non-insightful. I want is to win a lot … Continue reading READY TO INCITE? – 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