Truth.

Caption:  Annmarie Throckmorton at Conklin's Dinner Theater

at age 64, with Lois for Christmas 2013

This week I signed up for my Humana-Medicare Medical Insurance's fitness program which has three names, Silver Sneakers, Humana Vitality, and Go365*.  Cynically, to my world-weary old eyes, it looks like all the usual suspects are playing the usual financial game of sw...

I like split pea soup, but I do not like split pea soup that has been manufactured in a factory.  I like my own vegetarian split pea soup which I cook using only a bay leaf, salt, and pepper to season to taste.  Commercial soups add unusual spices and preservatives tha...

There is a little story behind this little painting, that I choose not to tell.

Caption:  Hippopotamus Chasing A Dream

watercolor by Annmarie Throckmorton, painted half a lifetime ago

I had so much whole body pain yesterday and throughout the night that I am amazed to find myself to have significantly less pain today.  But I am so very tired from that prolonged bout of intense pain, that even though I slept through as much of it yesterday as I could...

When I cruised the Caribbean Sea on Carnival Cruise Line, going to many of the islands southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America, I was still under the influence of academia and the mainstream m...

Online dictionaries have given whole new meanings to many words and phrases; one of which is the Americanism:  a burr under the saddle blanket.  It has always meant a problem comparable to the prickly, intractable burr that a horse suffers when the burr gets under its...

When I drew this self-portrait I was recovering from two years of six operations to stabilize my body after a moped accident which I suffered while I was in Peace Corps service in Mali, West Africa.  I was trying to regain my strength, to recall my lost élan.  See me h...

I visited my parents from year to year, and they usually asked me to help them with some big project, which I enjoyed doing.  In 1987 all three of my parents' children were visiting and Mother asked us all to paint under the eaves of her house, a difficult task even fo...

Apparently a "new" craze was invented in 2010, based on a Rainbow Loom, which is a plastic tool that children and the young at heart use to weave bands into bracelets, charms, etc.  Setting aside the new and unpleasant sexual connotations that have been given to "rainb...