WILDLIFE IN THE WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

Despite all evidence to the contrary, I continue to hope that we will come to our senses and save our wild creatures. That being said, I have serious doubts that anything larger than a squirrel will survive in the wild. I believe that all Earth's large animals are doomed in their native habitats. Some will be … Continue reading WILDLIFE IN THE WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

HOW DID WE GET TO THIS PLACE? – Marilyn Armstrong

Like many other countries, we've hidden our ugliest history in the backs of closets. We have written phony history books and made sure our kids read them.  Now we wonder how come they don't understand history. A good start would be to teach them what actually happened. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Andrew … Continue reading HOW DID WE GET TO THIS PLACE? – Marilyn Armstrong

WORDS ARE WEAPONS – Marilyn Armstrong

  "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me." It's an old childhood chant, a miserably inadequate defense against bullies and bigots when one is small and powerless. It was oft-repeated, not only by us, the little victims but by parents, teachers and other wise counselors. It was supposed to … Continue reading WORDS ARE WEAPONS – Marilyn Armstrong

WHO ARE WE? WHAT ARE WE? – Marilyn Armstrong

HOW DID WE GET TO THIS PLACE? Just like other countries, we've hidden our ugliest history in the backs of closets. We wrote phony history books and made sure our kids read them.  Now we wonder how come they don't understand history. We could start by teaching them what actually happened. The good, the bad, and … Continue reading WHO ARE WE? WHAT ARE WE? – Marilyn Armstrong

IN STARK CONTRAST – Marilyn Armstrong

IN STARK CONTRAST TO EVERYTHING WE CLAIM TO STAND FOR, AMERICA ISN'T AMERICAN. NOT ANYMORE. Watching our "officials" deny the undeniable -- with the head of Homeland Security saying she hadn't seen or heard anything about snatching children from their parents while on the split screen you could see it happening -- America isn't American. … Continue reading IN STARK CONTRAST – Marilyn Armstrong