AN ODD ST. PATRICK’S DAY POST – GARRY ARMSTRONG

St. Patrick's Day usually is a cause for upbeat feelings around here.  But the 2020 version brings no joy. The Coronavirus aka "The Satan Bug" has thrown cold water on worldwide celebrations. Hell froze over in Ireland where all pubs were ordered closed as safety measures. It became clear the action was necessary when bleary-eyed … Continue reading AN ODD ST. PATRICK’S DAY POST – GARRY ARMSTRONG

THE YEAR IS NOT NEW…I MEAN THE YEAR IN REVIEW – By TOM CURLEY

It’s that time of the year again. At the end of the year. In more normal times, the time of the year we look back, reflect and get shit-faced drunk on the last day hoping the next one will be better. For the last few years, we changed that to looking back in dread of … Continue reading THE YEAR IS NOT NEW…I MEAN THE YEAR IN REVIEW – By TOM CURLEY

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE – Marilyn Armstrong

By Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums … Continue reading THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE – Marilyn Armstrong

A PERFECT GIFT – Marilyn Armstrong

"I want these earrings, or something as close to it as you can find," I said, handing him the picture, item number and the website address. The trouble is, my husband doesn't take orders. If I say I want those earrings, he will buy the other ones because he likes them better. Which would be … Continue reading A PERFECT GIFT – Marilyn Armstrong