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Guest Post from Slim Randles

Posted by mcm0704 on June 29, 2011 |

Thank goodness I can always count on one of my friends to supply me with an article when I need something new for my blog. Slim is a terrific writer, and even though I no longer publish his columns in the online magazine I used to manage, he still sends them for me to enjoy […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on June 27, 2011 |

Last week I read a column in The Dallas Morning News by Steve Chapman who raised the issue of environmental changes that have dire consequences and some people who pretend no danger exists. He cited a comment by Sarah Palin who was attending a motorcycle rally and said, “I love that smell of emissions.” She […]

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Book Review – Invisible Path by Marilyn Meredith

Posted by mcm0704 on June 26, 2011 |

Invisible PathBy Marilyn MeredithISBN: 978-1-60659-239-7Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60659-238-02010 Release fromMundania Press. 224 pages This charming story from a veteran author is the ninth in her series of Tempe Crabtree crime novels.  Tempe is a deputy sheriff in the small town of Bear Creek near an Indian reservation in the mountains of central California. A young man […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 24, 2011 |

The Dallas ISD spent $57 milllion over a four year period on pricey mieals, costly consulting contracts and hotels. Meanwhile, teachers were paying out of pocket for students to eat during travel to UIL competitions because travel expenses for students was cut. Do I even have to ask what is wrong with that picture? Columnist, […]

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Summertime Blues

Posted by mcm0704 on June 22, 2011 |

Here is an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, which is now under consideration by a publisher. The book is a compilation of columns I wrote when my kids were young and I figured if I found a way to laugh at our foibles, maybe I would survive. Once […]

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Guest Blogging

Posted by mcm0704 on June 21, 2011 |

This is my day to contribute at the blog, All Day, All Night, written by a group of us who all share the same name. The spelling might be different, but we are all Maryann’s. We are not, however, “down by the seashore sifting sand.” We are all writers busy at work. My blog post […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on June 20, 2011 |

It is hot here in Texas. Blistering, mind-numbing hot with a wind that is leeching any drop of moisture from the soil and driving dust through any crevice in the house. And we haven’t had any rain in forever. Every morning, I go out in the mornings to give my animals fresh water and hay […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 17, 2011 |

Okay, professional sports has gone way beyond nuts. Used to be when a team won a major title the home city had a nice parade, with maybe some confetti and lots of cheering fans. But there was no violence. No riots. No looting. Then somewhere along the line all that got added to the victory […]

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Book signings can be fun

Posted by mcm0704 on June 15, 2011 |

The business part of my trip was almost as much fun as the personal part. It is always great to meet new bookstore staff and spend time sharing what kinds of books we like to read and why. Sometimes I am even tempted to buy a book the staff recommends and expand my reading habits. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on June 13, 2011 |

Last Monday I promised I would recap my vacation and book tour, and I try not to break promises, so here is the first installment. Our youngest daughter, Dany, the graphic artist and Web designer, went on the trip with me, and it was great to spend that time together and not have to drive […]

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