What China didn’t do to Donald Trump, Coronavirus did – THE SHINBONE STAR: A REBLOG

A pretty good summary explaining why we get nauseated when Trump shows up on the news and we feel obliged to turn off the television. These days, no TV at all is sometimes the best TV.



A body wrapped in plastic is unloaded from a refrigerated truck outside a New York City hospital. Trucks are being used outside several hospitals in the city as bodies pile up. — AP Photo/John Minchillo

This story was going to be about Donald Trump’s new persona. He tried being caring and humble for a few minutes in a daily broadcast featuring dead bodies being loaded into the refrigerated trailer of an 18-wheeler at the Elmhurst Medical Center. That’s all it took for the news media to speculate that Trump was taking a new path to America’s heart.

The horror show Trump saw happened in the borough of Queens where Trump calls home. He got misty eyed on TV relating his horror at seeing the corpses being loaded into cold storage after expiring from the novel coronavirus pandemic that is attacking humanity. There is no nobility in sheet-wrapped corpses.

News accounts…

View original post 1,066 more words

UP IN THE AIR, JUNIOR BIRDMAN: DAY 4 – Marilyn Armstrong

UP IN THE AIR, JUNIOR BIRDMAN It's such a little airplane and it's 75-years old, too. But it flies. So high it disappeared into the clouds. For an hour, all we could hear was the occasional buzz of the engine. We had hoped to catch a ride, but eventually, we couldn't even hear it, much … Continue reading UP IN THE AIR, JUNIOR BIRDMAN: DAY 4 – Marilyn Armstrong

BIRDS UP TOP – DAY 3 – Marilyn Armstrong

ON TOP WITH WINGS  Whose on top? I think all the birds are on top! If you ask the birds in this picture, I'm pretty sure the Goldfinch win. The Goldfinches are all over the place and they always win. I think it is because they are so brilliantly golden. Even on these cold, gray, … Continue reading BIRDS UP TOP – DAY 3 – Marilyn Armstrong

RACCOONS AS PETS – Marilyn Armstrong

I know the raccoons we are seeing on our deck are young. They look young. Their tails are short and the coats are not the plush, rich colors that you see in adult raccoons. Their masks are incomplete. I got to wondering how long a raccoon can live and was surprised to discover that a … Continue reading RACCOONS AS PETS – Marilyn Armstrong

WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS – Marilyn Armstrong

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wheels I love wheels. Shiny wheels, rusty ones, big puffy ones, and old wooden ones. I like them with a lot of gleaming and carved of wood. These photographs are drawn from my archives. Some are more than a decade old, others more recent. And of course, everything is in … Continue reading WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS – Marilyn Armstrong


A LITTLE POEM FOR STRANGE AND TERRIBLE TIMES OHHHHHH! I'm Coronavirus dum de do de day I came to you from China far away (Hey!) I heard you weren't ready With your government unsteady Oh, yippee oh doodle yo ki-yay! (Hey!) Oh what fun I'll have  As I travel everywhere Slicing through this new world … Continue reading RINGING ROUND YOUR ROSY – Marilyn Armstrong

THE CHANGING SEASONS MARCH 2020 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, March 2020 I suspect we will all remember this as the month during which we saw the full-throttle arrival of Coronavirus. My birthday was March 11th and we went out to dinner. The following day, they closed Massachusetts and much of the rest of the country. Interesting birthday. Interesting times. My picture taking … Continue reading THE CHANGING SEASONS MARCH 2020 – Marilyn Armstrong