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Word of the Day

Posted by mcm0704 on January 30, 2019 |

The government is up and running. tRump has accepted Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to give the State of the Union Address on February 5. I finally worked through a major plot tangle in my current WIP. All is well with the world.  WIP, for all you non-writers out there, means work in progress, and I have […]

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Loving The Snow

Posted by mcm0704 on January 28, 2019 |

It’s been pretty cold around the country, even here in Texas, so let’s share a hot cup of cocoa to warm us up. Not the same one, of course. Since this is a virtual cup, it can replicate. Enjoy… The other day, a friend sent me a wonderful story about appreciating snow days – those […]

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The Great Divide

Posted by mcm0704 on January 25, 2019 |

The little blue flowers in that picture were popping up in a field behind my house. I took the picture on a warm day last week. They must have liked the sunshine. I wish there was more sunshine in the halls of government these days. I, like so many others, am so tired of the […]

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And The Winner Is…

Posted by mcm0704 on January 23, 2019 |

We are back at the Mule Barn Truck Stop today with some of the guys who call that their second home. Join Doc and Dud as they have a little fun with Steve, proving you are never too old to let your inner child out.  This story reminds me of the good times I had […]

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I Share the Dream

Posted by mcm0704 on January 21, 2019 |

Today we honor a man who was the face of the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1968 when he was assassinated in 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. That approach was borne out of his his Christian beliefs and […]

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Dogs And A #FridayRead

Posted by mcm0704 on January 18, 2019 |

It’s taken my dog, Dusty, a long time to feel comfortable enough in the house to play, but he finally decided the other day that it was okay to chase this toy. Some of his reticence might be due to how the cat, Sammy, terrorizes him, but some of it is due to the fact […]

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Now And Then

Posted by mcm0704 on January 16, 2019 |

Slim Randles is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest with a fun story about Clarice and Mr. Gavin. Some of the best stories are told in beauty shops and barber shops. And, of course, the Mule Barn Truck Stop where the gang hangs out. I’m thinking we could have something sweet to go along with our […]

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Government Shutdown

Posted by mcm0704 on January 14, 2019 |

The area around my house in the city is not particularly scenic. Many of the houses are very old and run down, and a number of them have lots of junk in the yards. Still, I manage to find some pretty things to photograph. There are a few of these bushes with the bright red […]

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Friday Fun – Book Excerpt

Posted by mcm0704 on January 11, 2019 |

There is something so interesting about an old tree with its gnarly branches and scars where branches once were. I walk by this one most mornings when I am out walking and I finally remembered to take a picture. I thought the younger tree in the background was an nice touch to the photo.  Now […]

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The Poignancy of Death

Posted by mcm0704 on January 9, 2019 |

Slim Randles is here today with a somewhat sobering blog post about death. That isn’t a topic that most of us like to talk about, or read about, or even think about too much. But in my years of knowing some pretty amazing country folks, I’ve come to understand that they are somewhat more pragmatic […]

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