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Fridays Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 27, 2015 |

For some of us, the good news is that President Obama has vetoed the bill that Congress passed to approve the XL Pipeline. Those in favor of the pipeline are not so happy. And more delays to the pipeline that would bring tar-sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast are coming from Nebraska. On […]

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Playing Jokes

Posted by mcm0704 on February 25, 2015 |

I’m so glad that Slim Randles came back to be today’s Wednesday’s Guest with an update on the squirrel hoax that Doc started last week. Doc thought he had the upper hand on the joke, but read on and see who took it away from him. When you finish here, you can find me over […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 23, 2015 |

My weekend was busy with a concert on Saturday night at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. (Yes, that has become my second home. LOL) Sara Hickman played to a sold-out crowd, and her show was great. In addition to telling great stories in music, she also tells great stories to introduce songs, and the […]

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Book Review – Tears on the Equator: Muzungu by Gerasimos I. Kambites

Posted by mcm0704 on February 22, 2015 |

Tears on the Equator: Muzungu Gerasimos I. Kambites File Size: 6135 KB Print Length: 397 pages Publisher: FriesenPress; 1 edition (September 14, 2014) Language: English ASIN: B00NLRMIBI BOOK BLURB:   In the beginning, in 1973, when a young couple met at a seminary in the city of Boston, during a time of great racial tension over […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 20, 2015 |

Some days I hate to tell anyone that I am a journalist. The field of news reporting has changed so much since I worked at newspapers and magazines, I hardly recognize it at times. The latest fiasco is about Brian Williams, anchor for NBC News, and his “embellishing the facts” in some news reports. Public […]

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Mid-Week Fun

Posted by mcm0704 on February 18, 2015 |

Please help me welcome Slim Randles with another bit of friv… er… humor to brighten our mid-week and push us off to Friday with a chuckle. Let’s join the guys at the Mule Barn truck stop and have a hot cup of coffee. Enjoy…. It might have been the winter doldrums that did it. You […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 16, 2015 |

In lieu of a Valentine’s Day party we had a Mardi Gras celebration at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts and it was great fun. There was lots of good food, festive decorations and costumes, and music on our grand piano thanks to Mary White and Paul Miller. How was your Valentine’s Day weekend? What […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 13, 2015 |

I was alarmed and dismayed when I heard about the three young people killed in North Carolina this past week. Deah Barakat, 23; his wife of a little more than six weeks, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister, Razan, 19 — were shot and killed at a housing complex near the University of North […]

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Snow is More Than Just a Storm

Posted by mcm0704 on February 11, 2015 |

I’m over at The Blood-Red Pencil blog today having some fun with Valentine’s Day jokes, so if you need a laugh, hop on over. But do stay here long enough to read this wonderful essay by my Wednesday’s Guest today, Slim Randles.  I enjoy his stories so much and especially loved this essay about snow. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 9, 2015 |

As part of the celebration for Doubletake winning the 2015 Best Mystery Award from the Texas Association of Authors, I decided to do a Kindle Countdown deal, so the book will be only $1.99 for today and tomorrow, then it will go up to $2.99 for two days before going back to full price on […]

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