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Guest Post from Slim Randles

Posted by mcm0704 on August 31, 2011 |

Here is another guest post from my friend and fellow writer, Slim Randles.  I do appreciate the fact that he is so generous to share his column “Home Country”  with my readers here. Dewey Decker silently shoveled cow manure into the back of his pickup, but for the first time, his heart wasn’t in it. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on August 29, 2011 |

As many students are starting college classes this week, I thought it would be good to share an interesting article that was written by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus, authors of the book, Higher Education? The article was in a recent edition of The Dallas Morning News and focused on the importance of reclaiming liberal […]

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Book Review – “Sorrow Wood” by Raymond Atkins

Posted by mcm0704 on August 28, 2011 |

Sorrow WoodRaymond L. AtkinsMedallion Press, IncISBN: 9781934755631Hardcover $25.95 This book was first published in 2009 in hardcover and is now available as an e-book as well. I thought I would share a review I did for another site back when the book first came out. This is a book that I have kept to read […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 26, 2011 |

In Texas the speed limit is going to be raised to 75mph on interstate highways. That means that all the drivers who currently go 80 to 90 in the 70mph zone will now feel free to bump that up by another ten. And this is good for us, how? Here are some facts from a […]

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Change is Hard – In Life and in Writing

Posted by mcm0704 on August 24, 2011 |

This morning after my shower I dried off with a towel that is the last of a stack of about 30 towels my uncle gave my husband and I for a wedding present. To put this in context, we just celebrated our46th wedding anniversary. These towels were a mis-matched assortment, some with flowers, some with […]

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Guest Post from John Desjarlais

Posted by mcm0704 on August 22, 2011 |

Please help me welcome John Desjarlais as she shares his experience with getting to know and understand a female character who is Latina. Sometimes it’s hard enough for a man to understand any woman, but what a challenge it must have been to understand a woman of another culture. When I first began to gather […]

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Guest Blogger Tomorrow

Posted by mcm0704 on August 21, 2011 |

There will be no book review today, but I will say I am reading Double Cross by James Patterson and enjoying it. I recently started reading his books again after reading I, Alex a year or so ago, and I admire his ability to keep a reader engaged. It’s true that Alex Cross is a […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 19, 2011 |

My fellow Americans… no, wait that is the beginning of a presidential address, and this is not a presidential address, although it is about some of the presidential candidates.  We are still over a year away from the election, and already the news and sound-bites are getting tiresome. Rick Perry has called President Obama a […]

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Helping A Friend

Posted by mcm0704 on August 17, 2011 |

Here is another offering from my friend, Slim Randles. Enjoy….  When the world dilemma think tank gathered this morning at the philosophy counter, the main topic of conversation was Marvin Pincus’s problem with the county. The county wanted him to stop counseling people on love and tying flies to go along with it. Well, they […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on August 15, 2011 |

Who says young people today are shiftless and self-absorbed and nothing but trouble? That’s what some folks think of teens, but the majority of young people do not fall into that classification. The teens that I know, and have worked with, are bright, helpful, respectful, and eager to make a difference in the world.That is […]

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