Do You Resolve?

Posted by mcm0704 on December 30, 2019 |

On Friday, Slim Randles shared some of the New Year’s resolutions from the gang down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop. They were typical of the wry sense of humor most of the men have and quite fun to read. That post prompted me to think of what my resolution might be, and since I […]

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And I Resolve To…

Posted by mcm0704 on December 27, 2019 |

It’s not Wednesday, but Slim Randles is here as my guest anyway. He and the guys at the Mule Barn truck stop are pointing us in the direction of  New Year’s, and those dreaded New Year Resolutions. Oh how eager we are on January first. 🙂 Grab a glass of bubbly and enjoy… It was […]

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Merry Christmas – Happy Hanukkah – Happy Kwanzaa

Posted by mcm0704 on December 25, 2019 |

My Wednesday’s Guest today is this jolly little snowman who is all dressed up to celebrate this wonderful time of the year. I dare you not to smile at him. 🙂 For years now we’ve all been trying real hard to be politically correct in our Winter Solstice greetings, saying Happy Holidays, lest we offend […]

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No Room at the Inn

Posted by mcm0704 on December 24, 2019 |

Last Friday, my neighbors invited me to a Posada celebration held at their house. One of the neat things about living here in a primarily Spanish part of Sherman is what I’ve been learning about Spanish culture and some of the beautiful traditions. Las Posadas, (Spanish: “The Inns”) religious festival celebrated in Mexico and some […]

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The Ghost of Christmas Past

Posted by mcm0704 on December 20, 2019 |

The holidays often bring bittersweet memories to the surface of our minds, and this year is no different for me.  We often miss the people who have left big holes in our lives more poignantly as we prepare for celebrations, and I am missing my husband. He loved to give presents in the most dramatic […]

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Giving the Gift of Love

Posted by mcm0704 on December 18, 2019 |

Slim Randles is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest with one of those Christmas stories that we love so much this time of the year. You know, the ones that tug at our hearts and bring a smile. This one about Mabel and Candice is sure to do both. And if you want to read more […]

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Book Review – Santa Claus Bank Robbery by Tui Snider

Posted by mcm0704 on December 15, 2019 |

                SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY A True-Crime Saga in Texas by TUI SNIDER Genre: Nonfiction / Texana / Texas History Publisher: Castle Azle Press Date of Publication: December 8, 2019 Number of Pages: 146 pages + black & white photos Scroll down for Giveaway! When Marshall Ratliff dressed […]

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Chasing Windmills

Posted by mcm0704 on December 13, 2019 |

Today I’m sharing a column I wrote back in the mid 80s for the Texas Catholic Newspaper where I was a regular columnist. I found this copy when I was digging through some old folders looking for something else, and I was surprised and dismayed to see that much of what I wrote back then […]

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Cheat? Who’s cheating?

Posted by mcm0704 on December 11, 2019 |

Help me welcome Slim Randles as our Wednesday’s Guest today, with a story about what cabin fever can do to a man. Windy sinks to a new low. Read on to find out just how low. It’s getting close to Christmas, so I thought some cookies were in order for a snack today. Help yourself. […]

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Cover Reveal – Never Trust A Rock Star

Posted by mcm0704 on December 10, 2019 |

COVER REVEAL!!! Title: NEVER TRUST A ROCKSTAR Author: Sarah Darlington Release Date: November 5th Series: The NEVER TRUST Series, Book 1 Yes, please. Sign me up. Emma has always been obsessed with Ollie Mills of the southern rock band, Sunset Revival. She follows his every move on Twitter, likes all his posts on Instagram, and […]

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