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Meet Debra L. Winegarten

Posted by mcm0704 on April 30, 2014 |

Please welcome Debra L. Winegarten as my Wednesday’s Guest today. She has two new books out, a biography of Oveta Culp Hobby, which I reviewed on Sunday, and  Where Jewish Grandmothers Come From; a poetry collection. Grab your beverage of choice and let’s share some Challah bread, a bread traditionally served in Jewish homes on […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on April 28, 2014 |

Had she lived four more weeks, my mother would be 95 years old today, April 28. When she was in the hospital, the doctor joked that she was close enough that we could say she was 95, but of course that could not be her official age. This is one of the ways I will […]

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Book Review – Oveta Culp Hobby by Debra L. Winegarten

Posted by mcm0704 on April 27, 2014 |

Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, PhilanthropistDebra L. WinegartenSeries: Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series (Book 34)Paperback: 156 pagesPublisher: University of Texas Press (April 1, 2014)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0292722680ISBN-13: 978-0292722682Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches This is a fascinating biography of an exceptional woman who was the epitome of what a strong, confident, […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on April 25, 2014 |

This is going to be a short post today as I have been busy the past few days and did not have time to read the news and find something to rant about, which may be a good thing for my blood pressure. Part of what has occupied my time is helping out with a […]

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Author Interview – S. Cameron Roach

Posted by mcm0704 on April 23, 2014 |

Please welcome S. Cameron Roach – Scott – as today’s Wednesday’s guest. As I said on Sunday, when I posted the review of his book,  I met Scott at the art festival in Killeen, Texas a couple of months ago. We were table buddies, meaning our book tables were next to each other. I enjoyed […]

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Say “no” to the TransCanada XL Pipeline

Posted by mcm0704 on April 21, 2014 |

Those of you who have been following my blog for some time know that I am against the TransCanada XL Pipeline that is scheduled to open soon. Many of us in Texas fought to keep the pipeline from coming through, but alas, the pipes are already in, just waiting for the green light from Washington […]

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Book Review – The Scrolls of Udanadar by S. Cameron Roach

Posted by mcm0704 on April 20, 2014 |

I’m trying something different today at It’s Not All Gravy. Instead of me writing a review, or having a guest who is a professional writer, today the review is by a reader and a fan of fantasy stories – Dany Russell, who is also my daughter and a wonderful cover designer. We both met the […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on April 18, 2014 |

States such as Michigan and New Jersey and New York are going to extremes to collect state income taxes. For instance some trucks hauling goods have actually been stopped in those states and held until the corporation pays income taxes on what is being carried through the state. Local revenue agents have seized out-of-state trucks […]

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Christian Bale – An Inside Story

Posted by mcm0704 on April 16, 2014 |

Today I am so pleased to have Harrison Cheung as Wednesday’s Guest. Harrison has spent a number of years working in Hollywood as a talent manager, publicist, and personal assistant, and one of his clients was Christian Bale, the amazing actor who showed us another side of the legendary Batman. Harrison wrote a book based […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on April 14, 2014 |

A recent headline in the op/ed section of The Dallas Morning News caught my eye: Does porn harm kids? (By the way, I really don’t like the new trend in headline writing that no longer capitalizes all the words. But maybe that’s because I am now considered a dinosaur among journalists.) Anyway, I found the […]

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