Mary Lynn I. Archibald's Writings
VINTAGE VOICES: FOUR PART HARMONY
Lets face it: blondes have a huge credibility problem. So of course, in high school I longed to be described by words such as, “sophisticated,” and “intellectual,” and “eccentric,” rather than “dizzy,” or “dumb,” which were then the only acceptable modifiers for “blonde.” When I was in college I smoked a pipe for awhile just so people would get the idea...
It is the first sunrise in eleven years weHave not shared with you. The birds still trill their morning abandonAnd though as always I am awed by their sounds I will miss the quiet dignity With which you faced each dawn- Then that stoicism, facing the seaAnd the splendor of your last, glorious sunset.
Originally Published in the Healdsburg Tribune
“Staging,” (a new meaning for an old word), is the practice of making your home so inviting to others that they fantasize freely about living there themselves. Whatever you’ve heard, it’s not just about baking cookies. If you’re a homeowner wanting to sell while demand and price are high, it’s a good concept to know. Staging starts at your front gate, but it...
He bends over me, powerfully handsome and completely in command, whispering softly into my ear. I am bathed in the scent of cloves, alcohol and expensive shaving lotion. Every time I have a root canal I entertain this fantasy: I will chuck it all and marry my endodontist, thus ensuring a future free of worry about petty things like money. I figure at the prices...
Real-Life Ranch Tale Serves as Warning to Weary Urbanites. Everyone has a story to tell just from living. But the key is in the storytelling. By that paradigm, Mary Lynn Archibald is one great storyteller, and her memoir is at the same time sad and funny, but it is a story worth reading. It is the story of a couple of crazy urbanites who dream of escaping the dreary existence of the rat race, and become (sic) country squires on 120 acres of lush rural beauty called Twin Creeks Ranch... ”
—Published by Capital Press: The West's Ag Website—by Bill Duncan
About Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn Archibald is a freelance copywriter, editor and author of two memoirs: Briarhopper: A History, and Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue. A former interior designer and teacher of art, design and autobiography, Mary Lynn has been a...
Causes Mary Lynn Archibald Supports
Battered Women's Shelter, SPCA, Healdsburg Animal Shelter, Nature Conservancy
Mary Lynn’s Favorite Books
Siddhartha, A Man In Full, Interpreter of Maladies, Sea of Poppies, Water for Elephants, Green Grass-Blue Water,