HOUSEKEEPING BY MAGIC – Marilyn Armstrong

One night, I explained to Garry about house-elves. He isn't a big reader of fantasy, so some of this stuff was news to him. I told him if we left milk and cookies out, the little folk would come to our house. Overnight, while we sleep, they would clean, scrub, repair, and cook. Fix the roof. … Continue reading HOUSEKEEPING BY MAGIC – Marilyn Armstrong

THE GREATEST BROADWAY MUSICAL — Marilyn Armstrong

Back in my bright college days, I was a music major. I hung out on the quad with other wannabe musicians on warm sunny days where we planned projects which would make us famous. Symphonies. Great achievements as conductors and composers though my class never produced anyone huge. Medium is as good as we got. … Continue reading THE GREATEST BROADWAY MUSICAL — Marilyn Armstrong

THE RISING OF THE PHOENIX – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Tattoo I have one big tattoo of a phoenix on my left calf. I had it put there when I was 55 years old because it described my life better than anything else I could think of. How many times had my life be shattered and somehow, I'd arisen and come back … Continue reading THE RISING OF THE PHOENIX – Marilyn Armstrong

HOLLIDAY, EARP, AND MASTERSON – Marilyn Armstrong

Everyone knows the story of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the OK Corral. It's possibly the most iconic story out of the "wild west." But there are many more stories yet untold. I've been following the trail of this one for a while. Doc Holliday. Wyatt Earp. Bat Masterson. Where did they meet? How did Doc Holliday -- … Continue reading HOLLIDAY, EARP, AND MASTERSON – Marilyn Armstrong

ARE THE ANTICHRISTS RULING OUR WORLD? – Marilyn Armstrong

In the course of visiting Tom and Ellin, Tom and I decided one night that Donald Trump is the antichrist. Now since neither of us is religious or even tangentially Christian, this might be considered a rather odd conclusion for two effective atheists to reach. But the thing is, if there is an antichrist, Trump … Continue reading ARE THE ANTICHRISTS RULING OUR WORLD? – Marilyn Armstrong

MYTH, MAGIC, AND HOUSEKEEPING – Marilyn Armstrong

Last night, I explained to Garry about house-elves. He isn't a big reader of fantasy, as I am, so some of this stuff hasn't gnawed at the edges of his consciousness. I told him if we were to leave milk and cookies out, the little folk would come to our house. Overnight, while we sleep, they would clean, scrub, … Continue reading MYTH, MAGIC, AND HOUSEKEEPING – Marilyn Armstrong

AMERICA IN 140 WORDS – Marilyn Armstrong

The original Revolution was mostly about money, like all wars. Especially about taxes on tea, which was huge until we discovered coffee. Also, who should pay what and to whom. We believed we should keep all the money. King George felt otherwise. We offered to split the difference. George said "Hell NO!" So, we fought a war. France, which was … Continue reading AMERICA IN 140 WORDS – Marilyn Armstrong