WHAT IT ALL MEANS – Marilyn Armstrong

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they … Continue reading WHAT IT ALL MEANS – Marilyn Armstrong

IF WISHES WERE HORSES, WE COULD RIDE TOGETHER – Marilyn Armstrong

"If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride ... " - Old Proverb I do not know what a wish looks like, though I think it might look like a rising sun over a glassy harbor. Beggar that I am, I wish for a horse to ride and one more. Gentle, well-schooled mounts so Garry and … Continue reading IF WISHES WERE HORSES, WE COULD RIDE TOGETHER – Marilyn Armstrong

STONES AND GLASS HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s February Expressions #16 PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES. For years, Garry had a thing about westerns. "Why," he asked, "Do they always break the windows? Don't they realize how expensive reglazing is? Can't they just open the window?" A friend from Texas felt it was the drama of the breaking … Continue reading STONES AND GLASS HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

A WORD MEANS JUST WHAT I CHOOSE IT TO MEAN by HUMPTY DUMPTY

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.' 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.' Alice was too … Continue reading A WORD MEANS JUST WHAT I CHOOSE IT TO MEAN by HUMPTY DUMPTY

HAMLET’S TRAGEDY – Marilyn Armstrong

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Shakespeare Act 1, Scene 3 LORD POLONIUS: Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then … Continue reading HAMLET’S TRAGEDY – Marilyn Armstrong

GRATITUDE HAS A SHORT MEMORY – Marilyn Armstrong

Throughout my life, since I was old enough to be responsible for my own actions, I have given when I could to people who needed it. I have received -- if not in kind, certainly when in real need. Always the gifts came from others, but almost never from the people to whom I had … Continue reading GRATITUDE HAS A SHORT MEMORY – Marilyn Armstrong