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Toning it Down Again

Posted by mcm0704 on July 31, 2009 |

Seems to be a pattern here the last week or so, rant one day, and mellow out a day or so later. The mellowing is so much better. Yesterday, my husband noticed this bird standing guard at the nest in the birdhouse. He had seen this bird a number of times fly in and out […]

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Another Rant

Posted by mcm0704 on July 29, 2009 |

I hate to go from the fun of talking about pets to another rant, but you know me, I can’t help myself. A proposed bill to ban texting while driving has been all over the news today and reading about it made me stop and wonder why we need a law to tell us not […]

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Writers and Their Pets

Posted by mcm0704 on July 27, 2009 |

What is it about writers and their pets? I don’t know a single author who doesn’t have a dog or a cat or some other animal friend who is almost as important in their lives as their people friends. You’ll note I said, “almost.” We do keep a distinct line drawn there, although that line […]

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Finding Old Friends

Posted by mcm0704 on July 26, 2009 |

I’ve just recently started re-reading some of William Kent Krueger’s books, as well as reading a couple of his newer ones. His books are some that I have enjoyed a lot, but then I’d forget to look for his latest and a few years would go by before I thought of how much I like […]

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Right or Wrong?

Posted by mcm0704 on July 24, 2009 |

What a tangled mess this whole situation is revolving around the arrest of Harvard Professor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at his home in Cambridge. In case you have been on a desert island somewhere for the past week and have not heard the news, Professor Gates was arrested for disorderly conduct by Sgt. James Crowley […]

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What? No More Sears Tower?

Posted by mcm0704 on July 22, 2009 |

Here’s another bit of nonsense from my friend Tracy Farr, who when he is not writing or playing banjo or watching Oprah, drives a school bus. I know that talking about the Sears Tower in Chicago has absolutely nothing to do with driving a school bus, but Chicago is in America, Sears is an American […]

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A change of Pace

Posted by mcm0704 on July 20, 2009 |

After yesterday’s rant, I decided to mellow out this morning. Got up early and did some gardening, then took my dog for a walk. There’s nothing like a brisk walk in the countryside to give you a whole new perspective on life. Across the road from us is a large meadow where a neighbor grazes […]

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Socialism Taking Over Democracy

Posted by mcm0704 on July 19, 2009 |

Appearing on the NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said a tax surcharge on wealthy Americans is one of several options under discussion in Congress to help pay for overhauling the nation’s ailing health system. That didn’t exactly come as a news flash. The “tax the wealthy” option has been […]

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More From the Road Trip

Posted by mcm0704 on July 17, 2009 |

Back in June I started posting excerpts from my new book and this latest installment is a continuation of the chapter dealing with one of our our family vacations. To read what precedes this click HERE Everything was peaceful for an hour or so, then the kids started squabbling, which soon deteriorated into full fledged […]

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Uncommon Decency

Posted by mcm0704 on July 14, 2009 |

A teenager wrote a letter to the Dallas Morning News recently defending the crassness of the new movie, “The Hangover”. She wrote, “In today’s American society, which is anything but conservative, it takes more than a dry innuendo to stir up a laugh. Vulgarity is natural and expected. If people are offended, they can choose […]

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