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Great Thinkers

Posted by mcm0704 on May 30, 2011 |

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Weekend. Today, Memorial Day, we take a moment to stop and remember all of the people dear to us who are no longer near to us. This is my moment. Pause. Okay, now we really do need a bit of humor from Slim Randles. Enjoy…. When, […]

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Book Review: A New Lu by Laura Castoro

Posted by mcm0704 on May 29, 2011 |

This is a review I did for this book when it first came out in 2005, but the book is still available so I thought I would give it a plug. In preparing two week’s worth of blogs in advance before leaving on my vacation, I did not have time to write another review.  I’m […]

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In Sickness and in Health

Posted by mcm0704 on May 27, 2011 |

I have been in Michigan for almost a week and tomorrow I will be at Horizon Books in Cadillac from 1-3 in the afternoon. If you live near Cadillac, I’d love for you to stop by. 115 S. Mitchell StreetCadillac, MI 49601  The following is an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant […]

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Let the Adventures Begin

Posted by mcm0704 on May 25, 2011 |

Today’s post is from Tracy Farr. He has a twisted sense of humor to say the least. When he first started writing a column for me at WinnsboroToday.com, his blog was related to a fictional town, Stinky Creek, Texas. Then he started another blog at TracyFarr.net. His latest is School Bus Cowboy and it has […]

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Who Stole the Newspapers?

Posted by mcm0704 on May 23, 2011 |

While I am out of town, I am going to let my two writing friends, Slim Randles and Tracy Farr entertain you with their humor. They were regular columnists for WinnsboroToday.com, when we were still publishing that online magazine, and I so enjoyed their wit and wisdom. They were both kind enough to tell me […]

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Book Review – The Faltese Malcom by Peter E. Abresch

Posted by mcm0704 on May 22, 2011 |

The Faltese MalcomPeter Abresch Paperback: 350 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (October 3, 2009) ISBN-10: 144042232X ISBN-13: 978-1440422324 First off, I have to apologize to Peter for having his book for so long and just now getting around to reading it for review. To be honest, I think he sent it to me six months ago and probably thought I hated […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 20, 2011 |

Columnist Mark Davis recently wrote, “Nothing tickles me like complaints that American presidential campaigns are too long. People start running early because we start paying attention early.” He goes on to highlight what he terms “compelling story lines” about the different contenders and their current standings, as well as their chances of capturing the nomination. […]

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Drama means conflict

Posted by mcm0704 on May 18, 2011 |

 If you have not been a follower of Kristen Lamb’s Blog, I highly suggest you check it out when you get a chance. She recently did a couple of posts dealing with conflict, and the one that really resonated with me was “Little Darlings and why they Must Die”  In that post she makes the […]

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Book Review: Devil’s Plaything by Matt Richtel

Posted by mcm0704 on May 16, 2011 |

Once again I’m participating in a huge sale with lots of other authors who are all members of Backlist e-Books. We have books at deep discounts via Smashwords from now until Sunday, May 22. For details and a list of books and authors visit the Backlist e-Books Newsletter Since everything was messed up last week, […]

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Ramblings

Posted by mcm0704 on May 14, 2011 |

Those of you who use Blogger.com for you own blogs noticed that there have been problems with the site most of the past few days. We couldn’t get access to publish our posts, and that sure threw a wrench into our schedules, didn’t it? And now I don’t know what to title this post. It […]

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