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Is this for real?

Posted by mcm0704 on April 29, 2010 |

As I was looking for news items to post on Winnsborotoday.com, the online community magazine I work for, I ran across this and it stopped me cold: “The United States is giving an additional $7.5 million to help pay for Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial. The U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp made […]

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Someone to look up to

Posted by mcm0704 on April 28, 2010 |

Young people can look up to Caron Butler for a lot of reasons. He is 6-feet-7, so one would have to look up to see his face. He is a star basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks. He has been on Oprah’s show and the cover of Sports Illustrated. He is a true celebrity. But […]

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Having fun

Posted by mcm0704 on April 26, 2010 |

This weekend I indulged one of my non-writing interests – my love of horses. I attended a clinic conducted by David Lichman, a Licensed 5-star Parelli Natural Horsemanship Instructor, and spent two days hanging out with other women who love horses and a bunch of beautiful, well-trained horses. Since this was my first introduction to […]

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Book Review

Posted by mcm0704 on April 26, 2010 |

Now and then I do a book review here, and a fellow-author asked if I would like to use one of his reviews now and then. Since Carl is an excellent writer, I respect his opinion and am happy to share his reviews. Enjoy…. Death without Tenureby Joanne DobsonPub. By Poisoned Pen Press,2010, Hard Cover, […]

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More Things I Didn’t Make up

Posted by mcm0704 on April 23, 2010 |

Homeowners associations can be of great benefit. You get to know your neighbors and you can all look out for each other in cases of emergencies or when you are traveling and need someone to water the plants. There is also some security in having an association as often there is a Neighborhood Watch program […]

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I am Not Making This Up

Posted by mcm0704 on April 21, 2010 |

Absurdities abound. Yesterday I read a news story about a woman in Dallas who was clearing old, dead vines from a thicket along a park. Apparently there is a city ordinance that one cannot “cut, break, deface or in any way injure the trees shrubs, plants, grass, turf (just in case you don’t know what […]

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Getting paid for doing…Nothing?

Posted by mcm0704 on April 19, 2010 |

There was an interesting letter to the editor in the Dallas Morning News the other day. The writer, Rob Lofland from Lindale, Texas, addressed the issue of jobs and the way business is managed today. He said, “There has been a colossal shift in the way management, especially management of large, publicly -traded companies, view […]

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More Fun From Tracy Farr

Posted by mcm0704 on April 17, 2010 |

Just had to share this latest bit of nonsense from my friend, Tracy….. The Human Brain Can’t Handle Extreme Multi-Tasking Researchers have recently discovered that the brain can only keep track of two tasks at a time, which is totally absurd because at this exact moment, not only am I thinking about what I’m about […]

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Gardening is so good for the soul

Posted by mcm0704 on April 16, 2010 |

I have been spending a lot of time outdoors planting new flowers and tending to my garden. Since I am still dealing with grief issues, it has been very therapeutic for me. Yesterday I spent an entire day planting things. That made me think of the year I couldn’t garden, so I found an excerpt […]

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Talk about absurd….

Posted by mcm0704 on April 14, 2010 |

I just read two news stories about people killing, or attempting to kill children, and I just had to shake my head. In Ohio, a man put an 8-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl in the trash after a dispute with their mother. Luckily, two men found the children after about 13 hours and they were […]

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