Setting the Tone

Posted by mcm0704 on August 31, 2008 |

My good friend and fellow author, Laura Castoro, once told me that women are the heart of a home and no matter whether we like it or not, we set the tone for the atmosphere at home. We were both bemoaning the fact that husbands can get mad and storm around and everyone has to […]

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The Dumbing Down of a School District

Posted by mcm0704 on August 22, 2008 |

I had to check the date of the newspaper to make sure I had not somehow picked up an April 1st edition and this was a joke. But it wasn’t. The Dallas Independent School District has released new grading policies, which officials there say will help students excel, but has many parents and young people […]

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Will This Help Obama?

Posted by mcm0704 on August 14, 2008 |

This morning while reading some news items on CNN online, I ran across this announcement: “A U.S. District Court judge lifted travel restrictions Thursday for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick so he can attend the Democratic National Convention August 25-28 in Denver, Colorado. The judge also said the beleaguered public official could remove his monitoring device. […]

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Visit me at Synoptic Storm

Posted by mcm0704 on August 13, 2008 |

I’m guest blogging at Synoptic Storm this morning. This is a fun blog featuring a number of authors who write about their books, writing, or just life in general. A nice place to meet new friends, so grab your coffee and come on over.

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It’s Had to Stir Your Heart

Posted by mcm0704 on August 9, 2008 |

I defy anyone to diss the opening ceremony of the Olympics last night. For all her faults, China did a magnificent job and all who were associated with the event are to be applauded. I loved the majesty, the grace, the soul-stirring music. And all the symbolism was artfully done without having to hammer a […]

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Your Laugh For Today

Posted by mcm0704 on August 5, 2008 |

I just read a hilarious piece about the coming “Blogalypse”. It is well worth the read for all of us bloggers. I especially liked the reference to Algore, who is the “great creator” who makes this all possible. Truly one of the best satires I have read in a long time. Here is a link […]

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