Christmas – Bah, Humbug

Posted by mcm0704 on November 30, 2010 |

The Christmas season is officially upon us. We’ve had Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the lead story on many newscasts is about retail shopping. How much is being spent. Are the numbers better than last year. What does this mean for the recession. Listening to the news after I came home from our rehearsal […]

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Book Review – Fly by Wire by Ward Larsen

Posted by mcm0704 on November 28, 2010 |

 Thanks once more to Carl Brookins for sharing another review with us here. Fly By Wireby Ward LarsenISBN: 978-1-933515-86-1Hard Cover, 301 pgs.,Published by Oceanview Press, 2010 An unusual and fresh plot device blends world finance, international espionage, religious zealotry and cutting edge aviation technology in a fine and mostly fast-paced thriller. It is clear that […]

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No Black Friday For Me

Posted by mcm0704 on November 26, 2010 |

I remember a time when shopping the day after Thanksgiving was fun. A lot of people were doing the same thing, but there was no pushing, no shouting, no mad rush to get the latest must-have toy, and nobody grabbing it out of your hands once you had it. For the most part, everyone was […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by mcm0704 on November 25, 2010 |

When our children were young,  it was hard for me to face the formidable task of creating Thanksgiving Days that would live in glory for our children. Would they ever match the standard set by my memories? By the time our children were old enough to appreciate the holiday, we were living in Texas, so […]

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Thanksgiving – Part One

Posted by mcm0704 on November 24, 2010 |

In honor of the holiday most Americans are celebrating this week, I thought I’d share some thoughts about Thanksgiving from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. Part 2 will appear tomorrow for the one or two folks in America who might be on the Internet at some point in the day. […]

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Excerpt From A New Mystery – Open Season

Posted by mcm0704 on November 22, 2010 |

Here is another excerpt from my mystery to be released in December. If you are tired of reading the excerpts, just tell me and I will post something else. Honest. I won’t mind. I might cry for a little while, but I’ll get over it. LOL The tight lines of tension she saw on Sarah’s […]

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Book Review – The Bone Chamber by Robin Burcell

Posted by mcm0704 on November 21, 2010 |

Thanks to Carl Brookins for sharing another review….. The Bone ChamberBy Robin BurcellISBN 9781590583753HC from Poisoned Pen Press2009, 378 pages Feisty independent-minded FBI forensic artist Sydney Fitzpatrick is off on another case. This time she bouncing between Washington, DC, San Francisco and various Italian locations, and all the while she and her cohorts dodge international […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on November 19, 2010 |

Fiscal Responsibility:Texas Gov Perry is asking state agencies to cut their budgets in  the face of a growing deficit. Why doesn’t he cut his expenses, starting with the $10,000 a month spent on the home he is renting while the governor’s mansion is repaired and renovated? Not to be Believed:In Texas,  a father who was […]

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Got to Love Froma Harrop

Posted by mcm0704 on November 17, 2010 |

Okay, maybe you don’t. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion about columnists, but Froma Harrop is one of the best voices out there calling for the application of  a little common sense in the business of government. One of her recent columns dealt with government subsidies, and she took aim  at Dairy […]



Excerpt From A New Mystery Novel – Open Season

Posted by mcm0704 on November 15, 2010 |

I hope you’ve been enjoying the excerpts of my new book I’ve been posting. This one introduces Sarah’s new partner, Angel.   ——- God, it feels good to be back. Sarah thrust her hands deep in the pockets of her jeans and surveyed the large room housing the Crimes Against Person’s division. It was an ugly, […]

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