2

Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 3, 2016 |

Today I’m sharing some school-related absurdities. Then we’ll have some fun from the comic strips. First off, however, how about a sweet roll to go with you beverage of choice while reading. Mine will be coffee. In a letter to the editor in The Dallas Morning News some time ago, Eddie Mitchell from Waco offered an interesting […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

5

Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 11, 2011 |

America’s schools lose up to $175 billion a year through inefficient spending. And people are just now asking for financial accountability? According to an editorial in The Dallas Morning News, the same advocacy groups that called for academic accountability in school districts are now focusing on spending. I wonder what took them so long. Was […]

Tags: , , , , ,

5

Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 27, 2010 |

First I want to acknowledge all my new followers. Glad to have you aboard and hope you find your visits worthwhile. A recent letter to the editor in the Dallas Morning News responded to the lack of civility in public discourse. The person wrote, “As repugnant as it can be sometimes, this country embraces freedom […]

Tags: , , ,

6

Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 6, 2010 |

As football season gears up the news is full of stories about signing contracts and the high cost of buying an athlete. In perhaps one of the biggest deal this year, Sam Bradford got a $78 million, 4-year contract with the St Louis Rams. Thirty years ago a $30,000 signing bonus was considered a nice […]

Tags: , , ,

9

A Double Whammy of Absurdities

Posted by mcm0704 on June 27, 2010 |

First,  I thought the story about the woman in a suburb of Dallas who was told she had to get rid of the tree stump in her front yard was the most absurd news item I read this week. According to the report, the stump has been in her yard for about 15 years and […]

Tags: , , ,

5

More Things I Didn’t Make up

Posted by mcm0704 on April 23, 2010 |

Homeowners associations can be of great benefit. You get to know your neighbors and you can all look out for each other in cases of emergencies or when you are traveling and need someone to water the plants. There is also some security in having an association as often there is a Neighborhood Watch program […]

Tags: , ,

7

I am Not Making This Up

Posted by mcm0704 on April 21, 2010 |

Absurdities abound. Yesterday I read a news story about a woman in Dallas who was clearing old, dead vines from a thicket along a park. Apparently there is a city ordinance that one cannot “cut, break, deface or in any way injure the trees shrubs, plants, grass, turf (just in case you don’t know what […]

Tags: , ,

8

Purifying Merriam-Webster

Posted by mcm0704 on January 27, 2010 |

I guess it is a sign that the economy must be getting better because people are now focusing on other such important issues as what words are in the dictionary. This morning I read about a school district in California that has pulled all copies of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary from its shelves and formed a […]

Tags: , ,

10

What is this World Coming To?

Posted by mcm0704 on December 15, 2009 |

I was going to try to focus on fun topics for the next week or so leading up to the holidays, but recent news items are just begging for a rant. Actually not a rant, just an expression of dismay and perhaps a discussion about the absurdities of human nature, which is one of the […]

Tags: , , , ,

6

Another Rant

Posted by mcm0704 on July 29, 2009 |

I hate to go from the fun of talking about pets to another rant, but you know me, I can’t help myself. A proposed bill to ban texting while driving has been all over the news today and reading about it made me stop and wonder why we need a law to tell us not […]

Tags: , ,

Copyright © 2006-2017 Maryann Writes All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored Child Child-Theme, v1.0, on top of
the Parent-Theme Desk Mess Mirrored, v2.5, from BuyNowShop.com