Marilyn Armstrong

SENSIBLE VIOLENCE

The thing about “senseless violence” is that it implies there’s another kind of violence. The sensible kind. Everybody talks about senseless violence, but I can’t get a decent conversation going about sensible? Here are a list of sensible reasons to kill… Read More ›

MAO, A CAT

Jeff and I got Mao as an 8-week-old kitten in the fall of 1965. We had just gotten married the month before, and of course, we had to have a cat right away. Why a Siamese? I don’t know. Karma… Read More ›

OUR STARVING CRITTERS

It’s possible we are critter central for our little section of Massachusetts. Squirrels and chipmunks hang out on the steps to the deck, on the beams under the deck and in the tree overlooking the deck. The birds flutter nearby…. Read More ›

HANGING OUT

Hanging out is a concept lost to modern youth, but the most fun times of my young years were spent hanging out. Too bad modern kids have lost the concept of doing nothing for fun. I was a teenager in… Read More ›