A NEW STRATEGY FOR LIFE – Marilyn Armstrong

The strategy and rhythm of life are different between your working years and retirement. Garry reminded me that he's busy. By this he means he's reading two books -- one audio, the other print. He's trying to keep up with his email and stuff on Serendipity and occasionally write a few things, too. Which made … Continue reading A NEW STRATEGY FOR LIFE – Marilyn Armstrong

WE SHOULD ALL BE PLUMBERS – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s Provocative Question #59 What does it mean to you in the 21st century to be well-educated? When I was growing up, you had to get good grades in school. You needed them so you'd be better positioned to get good grades and maybe a scholarship in high school so you could go to college. … Continue reading WE SHOULD ALL BE PLUMBERS – Marilyn Armstrong

KIDS SAY THE DARNEDEST THINGS – Marilyn Armstrong

My kid will turn 51 in May, but he still says the darnedest things. "Why," he asked me, "When I was a kid didn't you tell me getting old was going to be such a bummer?" "Because we didn't know. We weren't old yet. What we also didn't tell you was that you were going … Continue reading KIDS SAY THE DARNEDEST THINGS – Marilyn Armstrong

NOT WORTH THE PAPER IT’S WRITTEN ON – Marilyn Armstrong

It was Samuel Goldwyn who supposedly said that “a verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.” He had a point. Almost everything is done online these days from legal papers to mortgages. Job offers, book deals, major purchases (like cars) are all done online, without people meeting face-to-face. I’m still not willing to … Continue reading NOT WORTH THE PAPER IT’S WRITTEN ON – Marilyn Armstrong

I’M STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT – Marilyn Armstrong

One of the many things I learned while working for a living was "never let them know how good you really are." It sounds like a joke, but it isn't. Moreover, I've always been more fond of family and friends than my work, except for the year I ran a newspaper in Israel. I totally … Continue reading I’M STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT – Marilyn Armstrong