WORLD SHARING, EXTENDED EDITION, 2-10-2020 – Marilyn Armstrong

SHARE YOUR WORLD BY MELANIE THIS STRANGE AND WONDERFUL MONDAY by Melanie B Cee Questions: Do you snore? How do you know it, if you do? I did but I no longer do. It turned out as soon as I lost 100 pounds and started using a movable bed, it disappeared. I know this because … Continue reading WORLD SHARING, EXTENDED EDITION, 2-10-2020 – Marilyn Armstrong

THE REAL BEGINNING – GARRY ARMSTRONG

As much as I hate telephones, I loathed pagers. I was, admittedly, spoiled by years of minimal interference in the field. We did the usual schtick on the 2-way. Hand over mouth responding, “We can’t hear you. You’re breaking up. We’re headed to the story. No landlines. Sorry, can’t hear you”. There was one phone … Continue reading THE REAL BEGINNING – GARRY ARMSTRONG

SMILING FACES, SOUR CHERRIES – Marilyn Armstrong

Bad days are like sour cherries. Even in a great batch of fruit, you hit some duds. As you munch, you're going to get some berries that are overripe, sour, or bitter. You bite into them, make a face, and put them aside. You don't eat them because they don't taste good. Life is like this. Day … Continue reading SMILING FACES, SOUR CHERRIES – Marilyn Armstrong

PEOPLE SAY THE NICEST THINGS! – Marilyn Armstrong

How often have you wondered whether you should say "thank you" or punch that person in the mouth? Insults I understand, but the compliments that really aren't, baffle me. Is it personal ambivalence? Is it possible they don't understand the difference between a compliment and meanness? Or, for that matter, an insult? As a child, … Continue reading PEOPLE SAY THE NICEST THINGS! – Marilyn Armstrong

ONCE IN A LIFETIME – Marilyn Armstrong

I don't envy much. I've never needed the biggest house or the fastest car. Fashion doesn't tempt me and success for me has always meant having enough. Spare would be nice, but enough will do. I don't need popularity. A few good friends and some companionable other acquaintances are just fine. But you, over there? … Continue reading ONCE IN A LIFETIME – Marilyn Armstrong

FEARLESS – Marilyn Armstrong

Just as pain warns our bodies that something is wrong, fear warns our brains to be cautious. Excessive or unreasoning fear can cripple us, make us unable to do anything at all. Phobias can eliminate some activities entirely. If you are terrified of heights, sky-diving and mountain climbing are likely to be non-starters. If you … Continue reading FEARLESS – Marilyn Armstrong

A NOSE JOB FOR MOM – Marilyn Armstrong

I don't remember how many times my mother told me this story, or how many times I have told it to you. It bears retelling. My mother, like many young women of her generation, had wanted to attend high school. And college. But the family was poor, and there were many mouths to feed. In … Continue reading A NOSE JOB FOR MOM – Marilyn Armstrong