BEST FRIENDS FOR AN AFTERNOON – Marilyn Armstrong

It has nothing to do with hooking up or any other kind of sex. It has to do with becoming the closest of friends with a complete stranger for one afternoon, then never seeing him or her again. One year, about 30 years ago, I was visiting friends in Montreal. I was poor, didn't have … Continue reading BEST FRIENDS FOR AN AFTERNOON – Marilyn Armstrong

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

Not a rainy day nor a sunny one. Just a day. Cold, no snow or rain. Coming home from Connecticut. Feeling better about the world. Good thing I had a camera. Traffic was mostly bumper-to-bumper from when we left the Curley house until we were almost home. At least occasionally, until it was fully dark, … Continue reading ON THE ROAD AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

TRYING TIMES FOR TRAVELERS – Marilyn Armstrong

We almost never travel these days. The last time we stayed in a hotel was when we went to a wedding in Boston. We made the pricey decision to stay overnight in a nice hotel, or at least the nicest hotel we could manage. That way, we could enjoy the wedding without worrying about the … Continue reading TRYING TIMES FOR TRAVELERS – Marilyn Armstrong

USING A GPS IN NEW ENGLAND – Marilyn Armstrong

When the GPS's first came out and the prices dropped from ridiculously high to more-or-less normal, I was an immediate consumer. I was working in Groton, Connecticut which was more than 140 miles from my home. Even though I didn't have to go in every day, three days a week of driving 280 miles round … Continue reading USING A GPS IN NEW ENGLAND – Marilyn Armstrong

A WALK IN THE WOODS: A SYMBOLIC JOURNEY WITH PICTURES – Marilyn Armstrong

There used to be a game we played. Not so much a game as a mental imaging exercise. I originally heard it in the 1960s when I was in college. I was told it wasn't psychology, but rather drew on symbolism, images out of mythology and folklore. And, of course, our subconscious. If you feel … Continue reading A WALK IN THE WOODS: A SYMBOLIC JOURNEY WITH PICTURES – Marilyn Armstrong

BISHKEK ANYONE? – RICH PASCHALL

 Where in the world is ... ?  by Rich Paschall One of many things that surprises me about "modern" education is the absence of geography as part of the school curriculums. When I've asked any young person during the last two decades if they've taken geography in school, the answer is usually the same.  "Geography?  … Continue reading BISHKEK ANYONE? – RICH PASCHALL

A VISIT TO COLOMBIA – Rich Paschall

I have seen a few articles that claim Medellin is one of the best international cities for retirement. The US dollar goes far and the climate is pleasant.Forbes rates Colombia the number 6 country in 2019 for International Living. I have made two trips to Colombia. Here are my thoughts after the first visit. Medellin, … Continue reading A VISIT TO COLOMBIA – Rich Paschall