SOME STUFF NEEDS INVENTING – Marilyn Armstrong

In a world where we are launching cars and other vehicles that can drive themselves, why can't anyone create a pump for soap, shampoo, hand cream, and other gooey stuff that will keep working until the bottle is actually empty? I've been a very good sport about paying huge amounts of money for fancy creams … Continue reading SOME STUFF NEEDS INVENTING – Marilyn Armstrong

MYSTICAL, MAGICAL SOCKS – Marilyn Armstrong

Two years ago, I order 30 pairs of socks in all different colors and patterns. I realized, finally, that I was down to a bare two or three pairs and I wasn't even sure they were real pairs, but they were at least more or less the same color. Around the same time, I also … Continue reading MYSTICAL, MAGICAL SOCKS – Marilyn Armstrong

ANOTHER DAY SHOT TO HELL – Marilyn Armstrong

Not so much a bad day as one of those days where you don't get to stop. Didn't get to comments. Haven't opened my email. Haven't taken any pictures. Other than the one I wrote early this morning, I haven't written anything today. Because? First, there were the phone calls. I didn't make them yesterday … Continue reading ANOTHER DAY SHOT TO HELL – Marilyn Armstrong

THE ACCUMULATION OF STUFF – RICH PASCHALL

Reducing Clutter, by Rich Paschall When my grandfather retired and my grandparents moved back to Tennessee from Chicago where they had lived for close to twenty years, they gave away many items they felt they no longer needed.  Chief among them was a snow blower.  "What if it snows, grandpa?" I asked.  He explained that … Continue reading THE ACCUMULATION OF STUFF – RICH PASCHALL

CHANGES AROUND THE HOUSE

Things are changing. I don't mean this allegorically. I mean it very literally. Physical things are moving around, moving out, moving in, and being replaced by other things. The big dracaena in the dining room has left, replaced (in spirit) by a nice Philodendron hanging over the sink and in front of the windows. The little … Continue reading CHANGES AROUND THE HOUSE