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Blessings of Spring

Posted by mcm0704 on March 30, 2018 |

We are ten days into the Spring Solstice, which started on the 20th and runs until June when the summer Solstice begins. This is such a renewing time of the year when flowers start to bloom, grass gets green, and trees begin to create canopies of shade. It is also a time when people of […]

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The Price of Progress

Posted by mcm0704 on March 28, 2018 |

Slim Randles is here to entertain us today with another story from the Mule Barn Truck Stop. Is it is just my imagination, or is there a subtle editorial slant to this? I don’t know. Maybe I’ve just been listening to too many POD Save America podcasts, but Del certainly does seem to have a […]

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Book Preview

Posted by mcm0704 on March 26, 2018 |

              Do you love Sweet romance novels that make you laugh? Then you’ll want to check out Stacy Juba’s brand new chick lit novel, Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty, the second book in the Storybook Valley series.  The book was released March 5, and while it’s a follow-up to […]

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Advice For Aspiring Authors

Posted by mcm0704 on March 21, 2018 |

My guest today is Kate Murdoch, the author of Stone Circle, a historical  fantasy novel set in  Renaissance Italy that was released December 2017. She is sharing some tips on the business of writing for those considering writing a novel and seeking publication. As she says, getting from that first word on paper to a published book is not […]

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Us vs. Them

Posted by mcm0704 on March 19, 2018 |

Over the weekend I listened to several episodes of Ted talks Daily, and I noticed a striking similarity in each of them and what they were suggesting would be the best ways to solve serious problems in our world. And, yes, it does involve talking, but not in the talking on the front porch between […]

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Necessity – The Mother of Invention

Posted by mcm0704 on March 14, 2018 |

Slim Randles is my guest today with a story featuring Windy and one of his hair-brained ideas. Windy, that is, not Slim. The guys down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop sometimes wonder where Windy’s elevator stops. It certainly does not go to the top floor, but you have to love the guy. His approach […]

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More Than Just a House

Posted by mcm0704 on March 12, 2018 |

Today I say goodbye to the home I had in Winnsboro, TX where I happily played “farmer” for almost 17 years and shared many good years with my husband, Carl, until he died in 2013. We both enjoyed small-town living, the rural setting, and the many friends we had there. I remember when we were […]

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It’s Never Too Late

Posted by mcm0704 on March 7, 2018 |

Please help me welcome Linda L. Osmundson as this week’s Wednesday’s Guest. Linda is an award-winning author of a series of books for young readers, How the West was Drawn, that focuses on famous Western Artists, introducing young readers to the wonderful world of art. Join me with a cup of tea and enjoy her post. […]

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Nicknames – Why do we Use Them?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 5, 2018 |

While feeding my cats yesterday, I realized that I was calling them by nicknames instead of their given name, and I had this moment of wondering why. What is it about nicknames? Or is there anything “about” them at all? I did a quick search on the internet and found the following on the Oxford […]

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