Let’s all be Mellow

Posted by mcm0704 on June 29, 2010 |

I thought after slamming HOAs and talking about road rage, it would be a good idea to focus on something pretty and relaxing. In Texas we have some of the most spectacular cloud formations I have ever seen. And the sky can go on forever, giving this amazing “postcard” view of the clouds. At sunrise […]

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A Double Whammy of Absurdities

Posted by mcm0704 on June 27, 2010 |

First,  I thought the story about the woman in a suburb of Dallas who was told she had to get rid of the tree stump in her front yard was the most absurd news item I read this week. According to the report, the stump has been in her yard for about 15 years and […]

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Road Rage

Posted by mcm0704 on June 25, 2010 |

Sometimes I wonder if there’s a new element in the air making people crazy. I especially wonder when I find myself fighting an urge to do something stupid while I’m driving, like drag a car that’s trying to pass me. (By the way, I lost. A Pontiac Vibe, even a very nice Pontiac Vibe, is […]

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What Happened to Customer Service?

Posted by mcm0704 on June 23, 2010 |

Yesterday I was at  a Wal-Mart store to pick up a card table I had purchased in a Site-to-Store transaction. The store is almost 30 miles from our home, so my husband and I decided to make it an afternoon out, doing some other shopping, picking up the table, then going out to dinner. This […]

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Who Can Resist a Kitten?

Posted by mcm0704 on June 22, 2010 |

Living out here in the country, we frequently have cats, kittens, puppies and dogs dropped off by people who no longer want them. This is a practice that we all wish would never happen. Do those people really think most of these animals stand a chance against hunger, coyotes who are hungry, and trucks that […]

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Book Review- The Serpent Pool

Posted by mcm0704 on June 21, 2010 |

One of my writer friends is kind enough to share his book reviews with me. Thanks to Carl for the following…. THE SERPENT POOLBy Martin EdwardsPublished by Poisoned Pen Press,February, 2010, Hard cover, 284 pgs.ISBN: 978-1-59058-593-1 The author is experienced, long published. He has four mysteries in this, the Lake District police cases, featuring DCI […]

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States’ Rights in Jeapordy?

Posted by mcm0704 on June 19, 2010 |

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has indicated that she is ready to fight the federal lawsuit that will be filed challenging the immigration law passed in her state earlier this year. In a statement issued late Friday, Brewer called the Obama Administration’s decision “outrageous” but “not surprising.” The law, which takes effect July 29, requires officers […]

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The Lawn Wars

Posted by mcm0704 on June 18, 2010 |

Here is another excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. And what does a horse have to do with it? You’ll see at the end. Enjoy…. One of the joys of living in the suburbs is the inevitability of the Lawn Wars. You know what I mean. Who has the […]

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A Pitch For Liberal Arts

Posted by mcm0704 on June 16, 2010 |

In a recent article, New York Times columnist David Brooks made a case for studying liberal arts in college. He said that in these difficult economic times many students are thinking they need to focus only on classes that lead directly to specific jobs. While that is a good approach on many levels, Brooks also […]

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A Bit of Humor

Posted by mcm0704 on June 15, 2010 |

Thank goodness I can always count on my friend, Tracy Farr, to have something fun to read on his blog. I have been out of town for a few days and swamped with work, so coming up with something new for the blog is a challenge I just can’t deal with right now. Tracy is […]

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