Musings by Marian

Reflections from the Golden Years

Archive for September, 2012

September 28, 2012

Bears, Bullets, Brains and the Deaths of the American Ambassador and ex-Navy Seals in Libya

Long before the death of our ambassador in Libya, a man named Tim Treadwell died. The death of Tim Treadwell was self-inflicted and entirely unnecessary. In the end, not only did Treadwell get himself killed and partially eaten by a large brown (Grizzly) bear in Alaska, he put his girlfriend Amie Huguenard in the same […]


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September 6, 2012

ADAPT, IMPROVISE AND OVERCOME

Part 2 of the Pinball Series of Life Each time two of my grandchildren came to my wonderful, favorite—and only—son-in-law with problems they considered unsolvable, he repeated a family motto that had been drilled into him. After a time, they would go, “I know, I know,” and repeat “Adapt, improvise and overcome” before he could […]


September 6, 2012

Of Hippies, Yippies and Pin Ball Machines

Part 1 I sat out the 60’s in the small living room of my first tract home. Through the miracles of television (small screen black and white of course), I watched as a parade of newly-minted hippies and flower children studied the lint in their navels and wondered aloud the meaning of life. “Who am […]