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Some Friday Fun

Posted by mcm0704 on January 11, 2013 |

I’m still working on the history book and my deadline keeps getting closer and closer. Things keep interfering with my plan, like getting the flu a couple of weeks ago. Then my writing partner got sick last week and was still feeling poorly early this week. More delays. UGH! But you know what? The world […]

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Ooops, I Goofed

Posted by mcm0704 on January 9, 2013 |

On Monday I was supposed to put up a post about a terrific new cover for  Solomon’s Compass by Carol Kilgore. It was part of a fun “cover reveal” that had a number of bloggers sharing her excitement over this awesome cover. My apologies, Carol, and even though it is a bit late, I did […]

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Book Review – Spaghetti is Not A Finger Food by Jodi Carmichael

Posted by mcm0704 on January 8, 2013 |

Spaghetti is not a Finger FoodJodi CarmichaelIllustrated by Sarah AckerleyISBN-10: 0-9829938-8-9ISBN-13:978-0-9829938-8-0Publication Date: December 3, 2012Illustrated Chapter BookFor Children Ages 8-12 Book Blurb: Follow a quirky day in the life of Connor, a brilliant student with an equally high talent for second-guessing the rules. As both entertainment and an accessible educational tool to help teach students […]

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Book Review – A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Posted by mcm0704 on January 6, 2013 |

A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines Paperback: 256 pagesPublisher: Vintage; 1 edition (September 28, 1997)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0375702709ISBN-13: 978-0375702709 A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jefferson, a young black man, is present at a liquor store shoot out that leaves three men dead, including the white store […]

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Stop Killing the Earth

Posted by mcm0704 on January 4, 2013 |

Here in East Texas protestors are still trying to halt the expansion of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline. They block construction sites, chaining themselves to equipment and/or trees, but it is not a fight they will probably win. Too bad. We need to take seriously the dangers of this pipeline, as well as other environmental […]

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New Year’s Resolutions – To Keep or Not to Keep

Posted by mcm0704 on January 2, 2013 |

Thanks to my friend, Slim Randles, for another fun post. I think I am way too much like Annette. (smile) Somehow I’ve always thought New Year’s Goals would be much easier to think about than resolutions. Resolutions are so definite.   Annette George, owner of the Soup ‘R Market, picked up the list of her […]

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