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Book Review – Matriarch: A Journey Through Tradition by Suzann M. Brucato

Posted by mcm0704 on April 13, 2014 |

MATRIARCH ~ A JOURNEY THROUGH TRADITIONSuzann M. BrucatoISBN: 978-0-615-47832-6 This lovely photo journal is a wonderful tribute to the family to which Suzann Brucato belongs, tracing her heritage back several generations. The pictures and the poetry speak to the importance of family and traditions and special rituals that all families seem to have. I’m sure […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on April 11, 2014 |

Regarding the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down caps on aggregate giving to federal candidates, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts had this to say in an interview in the Washington Post, “If the First Amendment protects flag burning, funeral protests and Nazi parades – despite the profound offense such spectacles cause – it […]

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To Drill or Not to Drill

Posted by mcm0704 on April 9, 2014 |

Please help me welcome Slim Randles with another bit of humor to brighten our Wednesday. I’m not sure I agree with the last statement in his post, but you can decide for yourself. Since poor Herb has such a bad tooth, maybe he should have a milkshake and we could all join him. Herb walked […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on April 7, 2014 |

 An interesting essay in The Dallas Morning News by Brigid Schulte a Washington Post columnist, was all about how busy people are, and she recommends that people stop thinking that having a full schedule is a virtue. Since that flies in the face of the old adage my grandmother told me, “Idle hands are the […]

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It’s Spring Somewhere

Posted by mcm0704 on April 5, 2014 |

But not in Michigan where I spent the last ten days. Drifts and piles of plowed snow were 15 to 20 feet high in places along the highways, and I can’t remember when I have seen drifts that high. It is nice to be back in Texas, where it is a bit chilly, but warmer […]

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