My greatest fear is a long, lingering, painful death.

Caption:  My Greatest Fear Is A Long, Lingering, Painful Death.

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019 

In important ways one's genetic background is one's destiny, physically, mentally, even with some  regard to potential.  Here is the latest update on my ancestors from AncestryDNA.  Nothing new other than a pleasant surprise antecedent in Iceland!

This is inte...

Please let it be soon, I only have a few more hours, days, weeks, months, years, or decades left.  No way to know.

Caption:  Looking Forward To Where I Want To Be

digitized reality by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

My idols* have changed over the years.  As a girl, when television was still black and white, I was disconcerted to realize that ultra-male, rootin' tootin' American Westerner John Wayne was my idol, but he was.  When I was a young woman, out and about exploring the wo...

Who would be my dream celebrity partner on a deserted desert island?

Instantly I know that I would chose a "celebrity" philosopher and/or religious leader from the past, with whom to while away the time until either rescue or death, discussing life and matters pertainin...

If you could ask any celebrity one question, what would it be?

I think I might ask Arnold Schwarzenegger what he was thinking when he bedded his housekeeper, making her his mistress?  Obviously he was not thinking about any obligation of fidelity to his wife, the stabil...

I have an app on my Kindle Fire tablet that gives me free books that are usually worth what I pay for them, nothing.  But there are a few interesting books worth reading tucked into the other freebies; and I found one true story that was so entertaining that I wrote a...

"If you could go back in time to help one person, who would you choose?"

Mulling this over I realize that in my old age I do not know enough about most people's lives to help them.  It is very rare that someone asks me for advise and encouragement, I give it on a catch-...

The length of your forearm* is the same length as what other body part?

Your foot. 

I knew my foot to forearm ratio was not the neat ratio of 1:1 which is a mark of beauty, especially for women.  I have big enough feet that I have had a little trouble finding shoes, and...

Late in my junior year of high school I started at a new school which was in a small, closely knit, vigorous farming community; and it had an active physical education program for both boys and girls.

I had never had a physical education class before and I was embarrass...