Elderly friends do not always just gently fade away into a nursing home, in my experience they make quite a ruckus as they go.  My best friend here in the twin cities of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois was Kathy McKinney, who was a retired newspaper reporter/editor for th...

My paternal grandmother Throcky (Carla Margaret Throckmorton) was almost a full century ahead of her time in many ways, for example, she pronounced schedule and coupon the same distinct (incorrect) way that millennials do today.  Instead of speaking schedule with a sof...

Caption:  The Color Viridian Is My Least Favorite

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

Caption:  Annmarie Throckmorton Wearing Veridian Roses

(with grubby sleeves from art class)

Annmarie Throckmorton At The Senior Center

Expressing That Getting Old Isn't As Much Fun As They Told...

At the time the comet Hale-Bopp was brightening high over Earth's horizon*, I was a contractor working at Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing, of America, Inc.  My project was to create new, plant-specific teaching materials for an apprenticeship program that my supervisor...

I usually do not buy girly things because I prefer standard issue upon which to establish my own creativity and art.  But this twinkly pink pen caught my eye and as it was only a dollar I bought it to put in the plastic pocket of my briefcase to add a touch of feminini...

When I first moved into my very small mudbrick house with a wattle and mud roof, and a packed mud floor that the US Peace Corps had rented for me in my assigned village of thirty some identical very small mudbrick houses, the first wife of the village chief shyly stopp...

There was a photograph in the Columbus Dispatch newspaper of a girl carrying firewood for long miles across a desert somewhere in Africa, and it reminded me of the women in Mali, West Africa whom I saw working, always working to maintain their mud-brick homes and their...

As my avatar AdroitWaterBear I posted two satirical comments on the Mark Dice channel, in response to his dissing of Senator Elizabeth Warren in "SHE'S THE GREATEST!"

Source:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7MeBOUvf4k&t=116s

Social Security will not run out of money be...

So far this year the most excitement on earth for me has been off of it, i.e., the Chinese landing on the far side of Earth's moon.  Hearty congratulations!

Caption:  NASA's LRO image of the far side of moon, 2011

Caption:  中国国家航天局

China National Space Administration's Ch...