There is a rumor, perpetuated by television shows, that bloggers earn a living. By blogging. Someone in Hollywood seriously thinks people like me make money doing this. I am depressed to admit it, but not one cent have I ever made from this site -- not counting the occasional free book for review. I don't … Continue reading WILL WORK FOR PIZZA – Marilyn Armstrong
An advertisement I couldn't abide showed up on an email this morning, as follows: Content from Partnership for America’s Health Care Future American families can’t afford Medicare for All. Studies confirm that Medicare for All would force Americans to pay more for worse care. Economists agree, there’s “no way to pay for Medicare for All … Continue reading MEDICARE AND WHERE ARE MY GLASSES? – Marilyn Armstrong
A lot of people figure that everyone "retires" on their own terms in their proper time. That hasn't been true in our world. Certainly not in Garry and my world. Garry lost his job because the company he worked for decided to move on without "the old guy." I lost my job because my bosses … Continue reading LOSING EVERYTHING – Marilyn Armstrong
I got an email from AT&T. It was alarming. I was overdue on my bill! They were going to report me to collection agencies, send it to all those companies that decide whether or not you deserve to have a credit card or a mortgage. I was surprised because I paid the bill. On-time. Online. I … Continue reading LET’S BAN PENNIES – Marilyn Armstrong
FOWC with Fandango — Lobby I grew up in a world where "lobby" was the big room in a hotel where you got the keys to your room. Today lobbying is a definition of what's wrong with the country.
FOWC with Fandango — Cash The first time I saw that sign in a package store, I stood there and gawped. CASH not accepted? But ... isn't cash our money? I mean, isn't it supposed to be accepted everywhere? These days, the sign is not so uncommon. A lot of places won't accept cash. Why not? … Continue reading CASH NOT ACCEPTED HERE! – Marilyn Armstrong
FOWC with Fandango — Guileless but white For all the right-wing evangelists, have any of you noticed that at no point in the Torah or the Gospels is there any mention of race or skin color? Nor any mention of superiority based on color, either. It's not that there was no such thing as color. … Continue reading THEY DON’T CALL THEM FILTHY RICH FOR NOTHING – Marilyn Armstrong