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Crazy Turtle Lady

Posted by mcm0704 on May 30, 2009 |

That’s what many people call Suzan Lakhan Baptiste who has worked to save the leatherback sea turtle on Trinidad’s Matura Beach. Every year, female leatherbacks return to the beach where they lay their eggs. They dig deep holes to deposit the eggs, a long difficult process that leaves them easy prey for poachers who kill […]

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Promoting For Pennies

Posted by mcm0704 on May 27, 2009 |

I am pleased to announce that I will appear on The Author Show on WNB NetworkWest.com, an Online radio and television station on May 29, 2009. This is a wonderful site that hosts authors of fiction and non-fiction, and a good place for authors to promote their work, fiction and nonfiction. The interview will run […]

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Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 25, 2009 |

In a little cemetery in Fairmont, West Virginia there are headstones for a number of Van Gilder men who served in the U.S. military, going back to the Revolutionary War. I had the opportunity to go that cemetery two years ago for a reunion — my father’s family – and I was amazed to see […]

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Beware of Goat Profiling

Posted by mcm0704 on May 24, 2009 |

Another offering from my friend Tracy Farr… He really has a goat fetish… I, like many of you, watch television whether or not there is anything good on, not because there isn’t anything better to do, but because it’s our God given American right to do it. But to be honest, I spend most of […]

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Accidental Millionaires

Posted by mcm0704 on May 21, 2009 |

I just read an item on CNN news online about a couple in New Zealand who have been dubbed the “Accidental Millionaires” after a bank employee mistakenly gave them NZ$10 million when they applied for a loan of just NZ$10,000. This happened early in May, and apparently the couple have absconded with the money. New […]

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The Best Laid Plans

Posted by mcm0704 on May 19, 2009 |

The power went out here for a couple of hours this afternoon, which sure messed with the plan I had for today. We have had such beautiful weather the past few days, I have been outside in the mornings taking care of the gardens and picking berries. Then I come inside and start my day […]

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Miracle Cat Update

Posted by mcm0704 on May 16, 2009 |

Orca, our injured cat I wrote about the other day, had his surgery and came home yesterday afternoon. He is already hobbling around and using that leg. Unbelievable. The leg is pinned with an apparatus on the outside that the veterinarian calls a Tinker toy. It looks ungainly and certainly has to be uncomfortable, but […]

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Let’s Sit Around and Do Nothing

Posted by mcm0704 on May 14, 2009 |

Another piece of nonsense… er… great writing … from my friend Tracy Farr: People like Oprah are always busy, always doing something, always in the middle of whatever is going on because that’s what they do, and to NOT do it would mean the end of civilization as they know it. To them, doing absolutely […]

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The Miracle Cat

Posted by mcm0704 on May 11, 2009 |

We have this cat named Orca — for obvious reasons — and he has had a tough life for only being three years old. Of course, out here in the country the lifespan of a cat is much shorter than that of their city cousins. But we try to give them as much help as […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 9, 2009 |

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would dust off a column I wrote when my children were young and I was writing for a Dallas publication. The sentiments are just as true today as they were those many years ago…. Chocolates all around. Enjoy!!!! “Sunday is Mother’s Day and in this time of […]

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