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The Thrill of Racing

Posted by mcm0704 on August 30, 2017 |

Slim Randles is here again as my Wednesday’s Guest with a piece about a day at the races. I’ve enjoyed going to horse races and even had a short – very short – career as an exercise rider for a man who raised thoroughbreds in Michigan. My career was not cut short because I couldn’t […]

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Book Excerpt – Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on August 28, 2017 |

Before moving on to the excerpt, here is a meme I found online. I couldn’t resist the cute kitten face with that sad expression. It was a wild weekend for many of us in Texas as Hurricane Harold decided to spread havoc over much of the southern and middle portion of the state. We were lucky […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 25, 2017 |

Today’s blog post is going to truly be a mix of odds and ends. I am still busy clearing my house to list it for sale, and the task has been daunting, especially my office. A friend once said that a cluttered desk is a sign of a creative mind, and I take that very seriously.  […]

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Not Ready for the Dog Show

Posted by mcm0704 on August 23, 2017 |

Those of us who have had dogs that defy description can relate to this story from Slim Randles about Dud and his dog. And hopefully it can bring a smile as you read along.  I’m sure the guys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop will be happy to share some of the coffee and french […]

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Book Review – Dear Friend by Gina L. Mulligan

Posted by mcm0704 on August 21, 2017 |

Over the weekend, I received a copy of a lovely book, Dear Friend by Gina L. Mulligan. She did not write all the content in the book, rather she compiled letters of encouragement, humor and love written by others to be shared with women dealing with breast cancer. I follow Gina and Girls Love Mail […]

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Can We Purge Hatred?

Posted by mcm0704 on August 18, 2017 |

Before getting into the heavy stuff in the blog today, perhaps we should start off with something sweet and soothing, like a double-chocolate Mocha Latte. That is my go-to drink when I need to relax, and I really need to relax big time today. Between the stress of the impending move and the stress of […]

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Saying Goodbye is Hard

Posted by mcm0704 on August 16, 2017 |

Slim Randles is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest with a thoughtful piece about saying goodbye to things and people and pets we love. I almost didn’t post it because it made me cry when I read it. I could have used last week’s Home Country column, which was humorous, but this one fits my state […]

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Book Preview and Excerpt

Posted by mcm0704 on August 14, 2017 |

Today I’d like to introduce you to S.L. Smith, the author of several mysteries in the Pete Culnane Mysteries series. I just love her photo with the Calabash pipe, ala Sherlock Holmes. When I did a Google search for the correct name of the pipe, I discovered that the that particular pipe choice for Holmes was made […]

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No Generational Gap In Values

Posted by mcm0704 on August 11, 2017 |

When I read the following that came to me as a press release from Queendom.com, I found the results of the survey quite interesting. From one generation to the next, we curmudgeons have often said there is no hope for those that follow us, but there is actually a lot of hope. I knew that […]

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Dreams Don’t Expire

Posted by mcm0704 on August 9, 2017 |

Slim Randles is today’s Wednesday’s Guest with another short essay to make us stop and think a moment. I am never sure which I like more, his humor or his more serious columns, but they are both good, and I am glad that he shares them with us so freely. His Home Country columns are […]

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