Friday Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 28, 2012 |

Texas Gov. Rick Perry either had a recent meltdown, or he truly believes that the doctrine of the separation of church and state is a myth devised by Satan to drive Christians from public life. He also said, “American families are under siege and that Christian Warriors must defend the nation against secular attack.” Separation […]

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Hard Lesson Learned

Posted by mcm0704 on September 26, 2012 |

 Here with another bit of wit and wisdom from The Mule Barn is my friend, Slim Randles. If you enjoy his offerings here, you would like his book, Home Country, which is a collection of these essays. You can order it through Amazon, or get a signed copy by clicking on the link at the […]

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Freedom – At What Cost?

Posted by mcm0704 on September 24, 2012 |

Charles Lane of The Washington Post wrote recently in defense of some cartoons that were published in a French magazine Charlie Hebdo, claiming that freedom of speech trumps everything else like common sense and decency. The cartoons apparently poked fun a the prophet Mohammed, and there were significant concerns that the publication of the cartoons […]

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Book Review – Just Add Water by Jinx Schwartz

Posted by mcm0704 on September 23, 2012 |

Just Add WaterJinx Schwartz Print Length: 341 pages Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B005S65704 Text-to-Speech: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled This delightful book introduces Hetta Coffey in the series that continues with Just Add Salt and several other books that feature a smart and sassy protagonist and her best friend Jan, as they […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 21, 2012 |

In reviewing a play, “I am a Teacher”, by Dallas playwright and actor, David Marquis, Dallas Morning News columnist, Steve Blow commented that we no longer just have standardized testing in education today, we have standardized education. “It’s a rigid, regulated, one-size fits all approach to teaching. But schools are not factories and kids are […]

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25 Years in the Rearview Blog Tour

Posted by mcm0704 on September 19, 2012 |

I’d like to welcome Jaleta Clegg, one of my fellow authors from the brand new e-book 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror, 52 Authors Look Back. She is here today with a fun post from one of the characters from her own book as part of the 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror Blog Tour. […]

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Genre Favorites Blogfest

Posted by mcm0704 on September 17, 2012 |

This is another blogfest from Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh. Thanks so much for putting this together, Alex.  For this blogest, we are to list our favorite genre of Music, Movies, and books. Then share a guilty pleasure from any of the three categories. My favorite music is Country. Not the newest Country Rock, but […]

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Book Review – Priestess of the Eggstone by Jaleta Clegg

Posted by mcm0704 on September 16, 2012 |

Priestess of the Eggstone Jaleta Clegg ·  Paperback: 278 pages ·  Publisher: JournalStone (August 10, 2012) ·  Language: English ·  ISBN-10: 1936564475 ·  ISBN-13: 978-1936564477 This sci-fi fantasy is the second book of The Fall of the Altairan Empire series featuring Dace, a space pilot who manages to get into trouble everywhere she goes. She […]

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I Need a Leash

Posted by mcm0704 on September 14, 2012 |

To understand the title of this blog post, I have to fill you in on my morning. My plan was to finish up some interview questions for Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer, who is going to be a guest at The Blood Red pencil later this month. Yes, you read that right, The Plot Whisperer, […]

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Shall We Dance?

Posted by mcm0704 on September 12, 2012 |

Before I let my guest take the stage today, I have a couple of exciting announcements. First, my friend Tim Hallinan, just got terrific news. His ebook series of comic thrillers about L.A. burglar Junior Bender  will be published by Soho Crime in hardcover and trade paperback and Blackstone will issue them as audio books. […]

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