ANXIETY AND THE CORONAVIRUS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I’ve had an anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember. As a child, I would worry about everything and was afraid of almost everything. My mother, a trained child psychologist, tried to give me a form of cognitive therapy by pointing out to me every time I was ‘awfullizing’ or ‘what iffing.’ She … Continue reading ANXIETY AND THE CORONAVIRUS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

CROCUSES AND THE HEADSTONE FOR OLD WINSTON – Marilyn Armstrong

Crocuses and the Headstone for old Winston, the guinea pig Garry wasn't feeling up to grocery hauling today so I went. No problem keeping my distance. The store wasn't crowded. there was no pasta, no bread, no paper goods of any kind. They did have freshly baked Italian bread and four loaves of cinnamon raisin … Continue reading CROCUSES AND THE HEADSTONE FOR OLD WINSTON – Marilyn Armstrong

A GLOBAL TOILET PAPER SHORTAGE! HOLY SH$T! – Marilyn Armstrong

No matter how long I live, I think the memory that will linger longer than any other is the absence of toilet paper. There's no TP in Massachusetts, even out here in the boonies. No TP in Boston. No TP in Texas, Utah, California, or Canada. Or Australia. So far, they are holding steady in … Continue reading A GLOBAL TOILET PAPER SHORTAGE! HOLY SH$T! – Marilyn Armstrong

NO TOILET PAPER IN UXBRIDGE – Marilyn Armstrong

Garry likes to quote lines from "Airplane," such as "I guess this was a bad day to give up sniffing glue." That was, by the way, Lloyd Bridges. There were a series of these, starting with "I guess this was a bad day to give up smoking," "... a bad day to give up drinking," … Continue reading NO TOILET PAPER IN UXBRIDGE – Marilyn Armstrong

WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS – Rich Paschall

A Return to France, by Rich Paschall When you have been to Paris, you will likely hope that you can return someday. It is just a little sprinkle of magic that the city puts upon tourists and part-timers. There are no cities in America with old neighborhoods that somehow retain their special ambiance like the … Continue reading WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS – Rich Paschall

HOLY MOLY IT’S MARCH! WORLD SHARING ON THE VERGE OF SPRING – Marilyn Armstrong

SHARE MY WORLD - MARCH 4, 2020 And suddenly, it's March. It feels exactly like February, but the month has fewer letters and most of us can pronounce it. Today Owen bought a game and trail camera that we can set up on the deck so it will take pictures based on motion-sensitivity. If I … Continue reading HOLY MOLY IT’S MARCH! WORLD SHARING ON THE VERGE OF SPRING – Marilyn Armstrong

WORLD SHARING COMES AROUND AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World - 2-17-2020 How can someone win a gold star (i.e. win your approval and/or admiration) with you? Make me laugh Have a real conversation about everything Use big words Don't be a Republican Read books Have opinions! If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Read. … Continue reading WORLD SHARING COMES AROUND AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong