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Meeting the Public

Posted by mcm0704 on March 30, 2009 |

A number of people came to the library in Tyler to meet the authors and it was fun to talk to folks about books. The children provided the most fun as they marveled at us “real writers.” I guess some of them have no concept of what is behind their favorite book. Sort of like […]

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Random Thoughts

Posted by mcm0704 on March 27, 2009 |

This has been a disjointed day for me as I have a lot of things going on. Started this morning when I decided to plant beans. Seemed like a good thing to do since we are getting a lot of rain here in East Texas over the last few days. While I was out working […]

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Guest Blog

Posted by mcm0704 on March 25, 2009 |

Here is your weekly dose of humor from my friend Tracy Farr. Enjoy….. The Beckster I betcha you’ll never guess where I am right now as I’m writing this. Go ahead, give it a shot. You’ll never guess. Not in a million years. Giving up so soon? Gosh, you didn’t even try. Okay I’ll tell […]

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Old Friends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 23, 2009 |

Old cars can be a source of unlimited frustration and anxiety for their owners, and yet they can hold a certain amount of charm and sentimentality. While most old cars are barely held together with chewing gum and rubber bands, and they threaten to die at each stop sign, many people would rather get rid […]

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BWL Scavenger Hunt

Posted by mcm0704 on March 23, 2009 |

Just read on the Books We Love Readers group on Yahoo that the Scavenger Hunt contest has been extended and incorporates a membership drive. I was busy all weekend so I didn’t see that things had changed until today. Books We Love (BWL) is a great place to find new authors and new books to […]

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Fun Scavenger Hunt

Posted by mcm0704 on March 20, 2009 |

Tomorrow on Books We Love Reader’s loop at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BWL_Readers we’ll be hosting a grand opening Scavenger Hunt. It promises to be fun. Twenty authors have put up prizes, many of them autographed print copies of their books, including me. A copy of Play It Again Sam is one of the prizes. The answers to the […]

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Why men like dogs and women like cats

Posted by mcm0704 on March 18, 2009 |

As a change of pace from the last entry, here is another bit of humor from my friend, Tracy Farr…. Have you ever given much thought to why a majority of men prefer dogs and a majority of women prefer cats? I have. Not that I really care. But last Tuesday, having nothing better to […]

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Another Absurdity

Posted by mcm0704 on March 16, 2009 |

Joe Deshotel, a Texas state lawmaker, filed a bill this week that would create a pilot program designed to pay cash to students at low-performing schools for good grades in core subjects. Freshmen could earn $50 for each “A,” $35 for each “B,” and $20 for each “C” in English, math, science or social studies. […]

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Read an E-Book Week

Posted by mcm0704 on March 11, 2009 |

In celebration of “Read an E-Book Week” there is a lot of buzz around the internet about e-books. Some blogs are offering contests, free books, and lots of other fun stuff. On Charlotte Phillips blog, she has a list of e-books that have received good reviews and might be worthy of a look-see. Check it […]

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The Dead Horse

Posted by mcm0704 on March 10, 2009 |

This is a joke making the rounds on the Internet, and it is just so timely I figured it was worth posting here. Enjoy……….. Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100, and the farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and […]

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