Absent for a while

Posted by mcm0704 on March 31, 2010 |

I hated to just leave my blog stagnant without an explanation. I won’t be posting for the next week or so. My father is dying – it could be any day – and I just don’t have the emotion to rant, or to try to be funny. Grief does that…. If you are praying folks, […]

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Pets, you gotta love ’em

Posted by mcm0704 on March 29, 2010 |

The following is another excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. I am almost finished with the second draft and have been sending out a couple of preliminary queries. No family would be complete without their pets. We have had a number of them through the years, and they all […]

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Book Review – The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

Posted by mcm0704 on March 28, 2010 |

I’ll admit upfront that Dennis Lehane is one of my favorite authors, so any review by me is not going to be totally objective. But you have to admit that an author who can capture a moment is such sparse words as this, is a master at the craft. She whispered his name. She whispered, […]

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Now for a little levity…

Posted by mcm0704 on March 26, 2010 |

I figured since I did a couple of days of ranting, it was time for a break. My friend, Tracy Farr, did a hilarious post on his blog today. He wrote a letter to President Obama about Health Care. Here is just a teaser, and I hope you will go over to Tracy’s blog and […]

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Proud to be an American?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 25, 2010 |

For some reason the words to Lee Greenwood’s song keep running through my head this morning, but not because I am so proud to be an American today. I’m not feeling very free, as the chorus goes: And I’m proud to be and American,where at least I know I’m free.And I wont forget the men […]

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The Devil Made me Do it

Posted by mcm0704 on March 24, 2010 |

I wasn’t going to do it, honest. Blog about the Health Care Reform bill, that is, but these opinions just keep rattling around in my head interfering with an otherwise normal day of writing. This reform scares me as much as the one proposed by the Clinton’s, primarily because like so many other people, I […]

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Responsibility Isn’t Everything

Posted by mcm0704 on March 22, 2010 |

Sometimes you just have to do it. Forget the alarm clock. Sleep in. Waste time, and otherwise be somewhat irresponsible. So that’s what I did this morning. All last week I forced myself to try to get up at something close to my normal time so I could stay on my usual schedule, but this […]

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Separation of Church and State

Posted by mcm0704 on March 19, 2010 |

Let’s get it right…. One of the issues to arise in the debate in Texas over school curriculum and textbooks is the Separation of Church and State as mandated in first Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Those who are against the inclusion in textbooks of any mention of God, religion, or the […]

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Can We Stop This Insanity?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 17, 2010 |

I’m going on record to say I hate the time changes. They mess with me big time. (pun fully intended.) Sunday morning I tried to wake up at my usual time, except it wasn’t my usual time. The clock said 6:30, but it was really 5:30, and who wanted to be up at that ungodly […]



Spring is busting out all over

Posted by mcm0704 on March 15, 2010 |

One of my favorite things to see in the spring is all the wild, and not so wild, daffodils as they start popping up. Here in East Texas they grow wild along the roadways, but they are also popular flowers for home landscaping. They come up before the grass starts to grow so they can […]

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