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Truth or a Lie?

Posted by mcm0704 on January 30, 2013 |

For our Wednesday’s Guest spot please welcome Slim Randles and some of the guys from the Mule Barn Truck Stop. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy…. Delbert McLain came by to have coffee with us the other day. He’s our chamber of commerce, you know. And he ties fishing flies, but doesn’t […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on January 28, 2013 |

You may have noticed, if you have kids or grandkids between the ages of 7 and 10, that there is a level of socialization that is more intense than it ever used to be. Very young girls are forming exclusive friendships and pledging to be best friends forever. (BFF) That is scary on so many […]

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another Friday post

Posted by mcm0704 on January 25, 2013 |

I decided not to get all snarky today, although there is plenty going on in the world to be snarky about. Who besides me doesn’t care a bit whether Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem during the Inaguration ceremony? I could not believe that was the lead story for the following two days. So let’s forget […]

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Wednesday’s Guest – James R. Callan

Posted by mcm0704 on January 23, 2013 |

Please help me welcome James R. Callan to It’s Not all Gravy. I first met Jim at the Art Center in Winnsboro Texas, then soon found out that he was the head of the Northeast Texas Writers Organization, NETWO, and was a driving force behind their annual spring conference. Check out the website for information […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on January 21, 2013 |

On Sunday, Mallard Fillmore, in his inimitable way had this commentary  about the significance of today: “As most of you know tomorrow’s Inauguration Day holiday Martin Luther King Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day all fall on the very same day. This phenomenon won’t occur again in our lifetime… And it’s significance is already being felt […]

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Book Review – Cleansed by Fire by James R. Callan

Posted by mcm0704 on January 20, 2013 |

Cleansed by FireJames R. CallanPaperback: 238 pagesPublisher: Pennant Publishing (February 3, 2012)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 096468506XISBN-13: 978-0964685062 Two churches have been burned in a small Texas town, and Father Frank DeLuca, pastor of Prince of Peace Church, has heard that another church will be burned.The problem is, he heard this in the confessional and church law forbids […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 18, 2013 |

This is the latest bad news regarding the XL Keystone Pipeline. Elizabeth Bast wrote in Oil Change International, “Emissions from tar sands extraction and upgrading are between 3.2 and 4.5 times higher than the equivalent emissions from conventional oil produced in North America.On a life-cycle basis, the average gallon of tar sands bitumen derived fuel […]

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The Neighborhood Dog

Posted by mcm0704 on January 16, 2013 |

My Wednesday Guest today is Slim Randles and his friend, Billy. Enjoy. The problem was Billy, you see. Billy’s our town dog, ever since Sally passed away quietly on Doc’s porch, and Billy’s owner, Stewart Simpson, died two weeks later. The people who inherited Stew’s house didn’t particularly enjoy having Billy around, and Billy appeared […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on January 14, 2013 |

Have you heard that AIG filed a suit against the Federal Government for what they claimed was unfair terms of the 2008 bailout? In case you’ve forgotten that debacle, AIG is the insurance company that made multibillion-dollar bad bets on mortgages and put us on the brink of financial collapse. They were given $182 billion […]

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Book Review – Rules of Crime by LJ Sellers

Posted by mcm0704 on January 13, 2013 |

Rules of CrimeLJ Sellers Paperback: 294 pagesPublisher: Thomas & Mercer (February 26, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1611098068ISBN-13: 978-1611098068 In this latest Detective Wade Jackson mystery, he is called by his daughter, Katie, who tells him his ex-wife, Renee, is missing. Jackson doesn’t tell Katie, but he suspects that Renee may have fallen off the wagon and has […]

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