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Sad Songs Blogfest

Posted by mcm0704 on March 30, 2012 |

What with the A-Z challenge coming up and three other blog fests going on, it is no wonder I forgot about this one. Thanks to Nancy Williams for reminding me. I’ve never done two blogs in one day, but, hey, I promised I’d do this and a promise is a promise. The Sad song blogfest […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 30, 2012 |

Good morning East Texas. On tap today is a warm spring day. Some clouds and lots of humidity, with a chance of rain. So if you’ve planted your garden, everything should get a good drink today. In national news we have Mitt Romney still trying to get out from under the negative impact of having […]

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Say Hello to Spring

Posted by mcm0704 on March 28, 2012 |

Please welcome my semi-regular Wednesday guest, Slim Randles as he shares more fun from the gang at the Mule Barn Truck Stop, who are featured in his popular weekly column, Home Country. It was the sun’s fault; that’s all we could figure out later. Well, that and the demise of Doc’s phantom squirrel. For a […]

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Rising Gas Prices – What’s the Fix?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 26, 2012 |

With each uptick of the price of gas, people start clamoring for the government to do something, which has led President Obama to fast-track approval of the XL pipeline from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast of Texas. The Canadian pipeline originates above Montana, and was halted in the midwest due to serious concerns about the […]

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Need Directions? Just ask a Farmer

Posted by mcm0704 on March 23, 2012 |

The other day I was in the local donut shop – yes, sometimes I do treat myself to something decadent and delightful – and as I ate my old-fashioned cake donut, I listened to two farmers talking about meeting up to go hunting. This is roughly how the conversation went: “How ’bout meeting at the […]

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Catalogs Aren’t Just For Buying Things

Posted by mcm0704 on March 21, 2012 |

This week’s Wednesday Guest is Slim Randles, cowboy sage and humorist. I am pleased to share his work here. His weekly column, Home Country, is read by over 2 million people.  The garden catalogs start coming when the snow is too deep to even find dirt. But we don’t care. This is a catalog time […]

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What’s Wrong With Education Today?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 19, 2012 |

For a long time, I thought the education system in most states was way off the mark, and I am not alone in thinking that. I was reminded of the importance of a classical education when I found an interesting article in School Book, an online magazine for the NYC school system.  A Lesson in […]

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Book Review: Some Like it Red Hot by Robin Merrill

Posted by mcm0704 on March 18, 2012 |

Thank you Carl Brookins for another review to share. This one is for a hot romantic suspense novel.  Some Like It Red Hot By Robin MerrillAcacia Publishing, IncISBN: 978-0-9774-306-4-22008, Trade Paper, 276 pages Lotsimina Hannon (Lotsi to her intimates) is forced by an evil corporate empire to retire before her time. Lotsi, for want of […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 16, 2012 |

A recent news report shows that in many states across the country inmates in state or federal prisons are receiving unemployment compensation. In Arizona, it was reported that $1.1 million was paid to prisoners in the last two years. In one case in Los Angeles, it was reported that an inmate’s two girlfriends allegedly cashed […]

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Guest Post from Allen Malnak – Hitler’s Silver Box

Posted by mcm0704 on March 14, 2012 |

Please help me welcome Dr. Allen Malnak to It’s Not All Gravy as he shares some background on how he came to write the novel,   Hitler’s Silver Box After retiring from the teaching and practicing of internal medicine, my wife and I moved from the Chicago area to Florida. I found an adult education course […]

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