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Happy Birthday, Mom

Posted by mcm0704 on April 28, 2019 |

Had she lived, my mother would have reached the 100-year milestone today, April 28. She came close. She was just a couple weeks shy of her 95th birthday when she died, and the doctor said that was close enough to celebrate a long life. One day, a few months after she died, I was taking […]

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Fly Fishing And Writing

Posted by mcm0704 on April 24, 2019 |

Before moving on to Slim Randles guest post for today, I want to share this photo I took the other day. Sometimes the pictures just turn out perfect. Not because of any great expertise on my part, however. I think it’s just luck. I took several shots of this gathering of wildflowers from different angles, […]

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Taking a Break

Posted by mcm0704 on April 18, 2019 |

Heading into the Easter Weekend that starts with Holy Thursday services tonight, then Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, I thought I’d just sign off the blog for several days. I probably won’t be online a whole lot, either. It’s nice to step away from technology now and then. 🙂 Before I go, I […]

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Loving The Work

Posted by mcm0704 on April 17, 2019 |

The guys down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop think tank ponder a most important question today, “Do you like the work you do?” While posed with a hint of amusement, that really is an important question for all of us to consider. How many people are ground down in a job they hate just […]

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Book Review – The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Posted by mcm0704 on April 15, 2019 |

The Southern Side of Paradise Series: The Peachtree Bluff Series (Book 3) Kristy Woodson Harvey Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Gallery Books (May 7, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1982116625 ISBN-13: 978-1982116620 BOOK BLURB: With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she […]

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Literature and History

Posted by mcm0704 on April 12, 2019 |

I’ve been taking a series of classes at Grayson Community College through their Center for Workplace Learning. The program is called T.E.A.M.S – Texoma’s Educationally Active Mature Seniors. I qualify on one count because I’m over 60, but some people might question my maturity. LOL Anyway, the first classes have been on literature, movies and […]

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Determination Pays Off

Posted by mcm0704 on April 10, 2019 |

Slim Randles is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest with a fun story about fly fishing and determination. No fish were harmed in the process. Read on to see what I mean. And have a cookie to go with your morning coffee or morning tea, or whatever you choose to drink in the AM.   It […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on April 8, 2019 |

On my morning walk, I saw this little blue flower peeking out from a tangle of brush in an empty lot. Getting a good shot was a bit of a challenge as it was fairly deep in the tangle, but I managed and was pleased with the result. As a professional photographer once told me, […]

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Is Constant Optimism Healthy?

Posted by mcm0704 on April 5, 2019 |

Wildflowers have been blooming all over East Texas, and these little white ones have been popping up since late January. Now unmowed yards are full of them, and I’m glad that some folks haven’t cranked up the old mower yet this Spring. Author Kristen Lamb writes a terrific blog, offering advice, humor, and inspiration to […]

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Got a Horse?

Posted by mcm0704 on April 3, 2019 |

Sometimes we all yearn for a simpler life. Okay, maybe you don’t, but there are a lot of us who do, including Steve, one of the guys from the Mule Barn Truck Stop where he hangs out with Slim Randles and friends. I always enjoy spending a bit of time reading the latest from this […]

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