Wednesday’s Guest – Slim Randles

Posted by mcm0704 on February 29, 2012 |

I always enjoy the cowboy philosophy and humor that Slim Randles shares with us. I hope you do, too. For more of his wit and wisdom, check out his new book A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing up Right Life is kinda like a corrugated, washboard ranch road, I believe. Give anything enough time and experience […]

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Book Release Party – Catch Fire

Posted by mcm0704 on February 28, 2012 |

I am so happy to be part of the Catch Fire Blog Party, celebrating the release of CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Lots of bloggers are taking part, and we all have cake and other goodies to share. I have some great elderberry wine, but you might want to be careful. The last time I […]

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Words That Drive a Parent Crazy – What’s For Dinner?

Posted by mcm0704 on February 27, 2012 |

It’s been a while since I shared an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. This is from the beginning of chapter fifteen: What’s For Dinner or Mutiny of the Midgets.  There are certain words and phrases in the English language, dirty words aside, that are guaranteed to disrupt the […]

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School Bullies – And They are Not Students

Posted by mcm0704 on February 24, 2012 |

I read a distressing column in The Dallas Morning News the other day about reports of abuse at an elementary school in the eastern part of the city. Apparently the incidents of abuse were frequent enough that the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) prepared a 269 page report that was supposed to shed some light […]

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Morgan St. James on Character Development

Posted by mcm0704 on February 22, 2012 |

My guest today is Morgan St. James who writes mysteries and recently released a non-fiction book, Tricks of the Trade, for writers. Please help her to feel at home here, while I guest on her blog. I am also over at the Blood Red Pencil talking about how much we writers love our characters, but […]

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Come Visit me on Another Blog

Posted by mcm0704 on February 21, 2012 |

Today I am a guest at Morgan Mandel’s Sweet Not Spicy blog where I am sharing the story of my father’s late-in-life marriage. He married for a third time at the age of 81 after losing his second wife, and proved that love has no age limit. A story I wrote about a couple much […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 20, 2012 |

One of the biggest and most magnificent pine trees on our property is dying and has to be cut down. It is close to major power lines, so the electric company will come and take it down. This is another victim of the terrible drought we have had in Texas, and I know it is […]

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Book Review – Getting Lucky by Bob Sanchez

Posted by mcm0704 on February 19, 2012 |

Getting LuckyBob SanchezKindle EditionASIN: B004SIREHW P.I. Clay Webster has a new client. What he doesn’t have is a finished office. He is using a room in a building owned by his son, Jerry, and it looks less like and office and more like a storage room. Still, Clay is open for business and when Bonita […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 17, 2012 |

Just when we thought we’d heard the most absurd comments from political analysts, we get one that suggests that President Obama was making a political move with his contraception mandate. Andrew Sullivan, a friend of Obama, said, “I’ve found by observing this president closely for years that what often seems like short-term tactical blunders turn […]

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Wednesday’s Guest

Posted by mcm0704 on February 15, 2012 |

Today’s guest blog is going to be a little different because on Monday my cyber-friend, Nancy J. Cohen, gave me the versatile blogger award and I really need to acknowledge that before too much more time passes. So, first of all, thank you Nancy. I am honored that you chose me for this award. Reading […]

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