A weird thing happened this week. Other than that last week was “Peak Death Week.” (Sorry, I didn’t get anybody a card). For the first time ever I didn’t immediately mute my TV when the Covidiot-in-chief comes on to do the daily “5 O’clock Follies” and spend two-hours doing what he normally would do at … Continue reading KEEP TALKING – BY TOM CURLEY
Have any of us ever calculated the number of posts on Facebook, Twitter, and even WordPress that start out with OMG or something like it? The sentence which follows might -- or might not -- have anything to do with the opening OMG. My personal favorite is when the author tried to fully engage the … Continue reading OMG By Marilyn Armstrong
People of a certain age will recall the title from a popular radio drama that became a film noir classic with Barbara Stanwyck as the damsel/wife in distress and Burt Lancaster as the spouse with mayhem on his mind. You can also dial "M For Murder" with the same theme: the telephone as a nefarious … Continue reading SORRY, WRONG NUMBER – By GARRY ARMSTRONG
A Photo a Week Challenge: Grandparents 9-12-2013 Quincy, Mass 450 guests attended Seventh Annual Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame Luncheon held at the Boston Marriot Quincy Hotel. L. to R. are Marilyn Armstrong and her husband Hall of Fame former Channel 7 reporter Garry Armstrong. Boston Globe photo by Bill Brett.
I was in the middle of what I honestly call the Boston busing fiasco. On center stage, it played as a racial divide between Boston’s white and minority communities. It played well in the media – especially national and international media where they didn’t understand the local sentiments. The local news stations did a little … Continue reading BEING AGAINST FORCED BUSING DOESN’T MEAN YOU OPPOSE INTEGRATION – Garry Armstrong
Watching the Democratic riots (aka "debates") the other night, I was surprised that Biden didn't tell the real truth about busing. Because this is a subject with which we are intimately familiar here. Garry covered Boston's busing crises and has an Emmy for his work. He interviewed white families, black families, every family. He interviewed … Continue reading BUSING FAILED. IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SAY SO – Marilyn Armstrong
I heard these lines recently in a movie. They made me laugh. “Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” he said. “No,” she said. ” I’m awake.” The line had stayed with me many years after the laughter faded, replaced by memories of work, reporters, bars, and pubs from New York to Saigon. As a … Continue reading TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – Garry Armstrong