SIGNS OF OUR TIMES AND FAREWELL MY LOVELY – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Last night, I was gritting my teeth over the Senate Impeachment travesty and another household repair issue. The tank on the toilet in our primary bathroom cracked just hours after Marilyn had workers back to redo problems on our new shower. All this while we're figuring out how to pay for a newer version of … Continue reading SIGNS OF OUR TIMES AND FAREWELL MY LOVELY – GARRY ARMSTRONG

LYNN NOVICK: “BASEBALL” – Marilyn Armstrong

This piece was published in Planet Vineyard in September 1998. It was a short-lived magazine. Long on great writing, short on paid advertising. I realized that hardly anyone ever saw this piece. It is based on my interview with Lynn Novick who was the co-producer of "Baseball" with Ken Burns. Since we are watching the … Continue reading LYNN NOVICK: “BASEBALL” – Marilyn Armstrong

OUR PASSING HEROES – Rich Paschall

Deaths Of Our Sports Icons, 2019, by Rich Paschall For many of us, we grow up idolizing our sports heroes. It is an important part of our youth. These people are more significant to us than the movie or television heroes because they are real icons. They are athletes we can watch on television, or, … Continue reading OUR PASSING HEROES – Rich Paschall

WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR – Garry Armstrong

If you're reading this today, it's the 29th of September. It's the end of the regular major league baseball season. Two-thirds of the 30 big-league teams, who had April dreams of grandeur, head home to ponder what went wrong. It's "Wait Till Next Year" for the dispirited fans of the disappointed teams. "Wait Till Next … Continue reading WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR – Garry Armstrong

LINING THEM UP – FENWAY AND BEACON HILL – Marilyn Armstrong

Photo Challenge: The Line-Up I've always loved the way entryways to brownstones line up in old parts of the city. These pictures were taken on Beacon Hill, so these are very classy and tidy brownstones. Some of them pay more for parking spaces that Garry and I ever earned in a year of full-time work. … Continue reading LINING THEM UP – FENWAY AND BEACON HILL – Marilyn Armstrong