The other night, I had a dream. It was a dream based on reality. In the dream, I was supposed to do a podcast about me, but I couldn’t find anything interesting to say. I thought about recording my book,… Read More ›
DO WRITERS NEED TO VACATION FROM WRITING?
Blogging Insights NF # 65 — Holidays for writers/bloggers? “A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” – Eugene Ionesco When I was writing professionally, I needed a periodic break… Read More ›
“I LOVE YOU”: THE VIRUS
There are memories that make us happy and then there are memories we’d just as soon forget. This is one I had managed to forget until a friend reminded me why I don’t have any of my early digital photographs…. Read More ›
BAD BEHAVIOR TRUMPS RACE, CREED AND GENDER – GARRY ARMSTRONG
What our angry world does not need is even more pointless intolerance. There’s no excuse for not using a modicum of civility when dealing with others, especially in the workplace. It doesn’t matter how bad a day you’ve had. Do… Read More ›
EVERY CHILD LEFT BEHIND
Why American education is a bust Most of you know I lived in Israel for a decade where they spent a vast amount of the national budget on the military. Despite that, they still made sure everyone who wanted an… Read More ›
HOME OR OFFICE? IT’S A NON-ISSUE
Fandango’s Provocative Question #180 I don’t believe it. They “fixed” this format again. I hated it before and now, I hate it even more. Will their cruelty never end? You can’t get anyone to fix a problem, but you can bet… Read More ›
THUS CAME NEW WINDOWS
We bought them in January and it took until today to get completed and installed. Oh my, what a difference! It’s not that they are bigger — except in the living room where the design has much narrower framing. Otherwise,… Read More ›
OF GIRLISH THINGS
I never thought being a woman was a deterrent to becoming what I wanted to be. I didn’t worry if it would be more difficult because I was a woman even though I was working in a very male profession… Read More ›
WHAT DO YOU DO? WHAT DID YOU USED TO DO? THE PROVOCATIVE QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Fandango’s Provocative Question #152 It’s interesting to think back to what I used to do. I’ve been retired for about twelve years, but sometimes, it seems much longer — or just yesterday. What do you do for a living? If you… Read More ›
WHERE AM I? WHERE ARE YOU?
There is a line we should have never crossed, but we crossed it. We feel endangered because we are in danger. There is a very strong likelihood our grandchildren will not have the freedom or the right to vote.
MY HUSBAND, THE LEGEND
It’s weird. I’ve known him since he was selling shoes at A & S. He had aspirations but no experience. Just back from the Marines who had discovered his dark secret. He was deaf. This didn’t go well with a… Read More ›
IF I’M A FISH, HOW BIG IS MY POND?
Fandango’s Provocative Question #146 I have to admit, I have not wondered about where my fish is swimming in years. Since I am, after all, a Pisces, I am definitely swimming. I don’t know where, but somewhere, I am all wet…. Read More ›
STUDY HARD. GET GOOD GRADES.
GRADES I don’t think either of my parents ever told me to “study hard” or to “get good (or better) grades.” I never got bad grades or brilliant ones. I didn’t study hard or usually, at all. Back then I… Read More ›
ONE VERY LONG RAINY DAY
A long day including two long drives in the rain It was a good day, but a long day. Actually, it felt like two, maybe three days. The early day when I actually had to find makeup that hadn’t dried… Read More ›
OLDEN GOLDEN DAYS
Garry and I had interesting careers. To some degree, the work we did made a difference, though how much difference is still a point of discussion. Garry covered news. Trials, murders, fatal accidents, crime, politics, celebrities, opening days at Fenway,… Read More ›
ALL TOYS PLEASE REMAIN IN THE ATTIC – GARRY ARMSTRONG
The phone rang. The caller ID flashed, showing one of Boston’s two major newspapers. I figured it was the sales department. I handed the phone to Marilyn. I heard Marilyn respond “yes” several times and was puzzled. We didn’t need… Read More ›