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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on August 13, 2018 |

I had a busy weekend editing my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant And A Paycheck, getting it ready to publish. It will be on Kindle first, and available at the end of the month. This is a book I’ve been working on off and on for several years and is a compilation of weekly […]

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Book Review – Surviving Alzheimer’s

Posted by mcm0704 on May 8, 2016 |

Before I post the book review, I do want to take a moment to wish every mother a Happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy your special day!! Surviving Alzheimer’s With Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine Dayna Steele with Heather Rossiello File Size: 11854 KB Print Length: 228 pages Publication Date: February 22, 2016 Sold […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on June 22, 2015 |

Every Monday I have the song “Monday, Monday” by the Mamas and the Papas playing through my mind. Perhaps because there is an excitement about starting a brand new week. Do you eagerly look forward to Monday’s? While most of the song is about the sadness of waking up Monday Morning alone, the first two […]

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A Mythical Interview with Betty Ward

Posted by mcm0704 on February 5, 2014 |

Please welcome Elaine Pereira as Wednesday’s Guest this week. She had some fun with a mock interview with her mother, Betty Ward, whom Elaine refers to as “the heroine” of her recently released memoir. Sunday I reviewed her book, I Will Never Forget, in which she shared the journey she took with her mother throughout […]

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Book Review – Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale

Posted by mcm0704 on November 10, 2013 |

Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale  by Phyllis Peters will be out November 15th on Amazon, and other outlets shortly afterward. I was sent an advance review copy, and was quite taken with the story. Here is how we, and the central character are introduced to the main drama of the story: “Mr. Conklin?” “Yes?” I said. […]

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Preserving the Past

Posted by mcm0704 on July 2, 2012 |

Natalie Marshall, a junior at a Dallas high school, recently wrote a column for The Dallas Morning News about how precious memories are. She was inspired to write because her grandmother has Alzheimer’s, and the old lady’s memories are fading, but that wasn’t the main point she wanted to make. Because of the mental devastation […]

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Rest In Peace

Posted by mcm0704 on April 5, 2010 |

I am getting ready to go to Houston to bury my father. He has had Alzheimer’s for some time, so in some ways he has already been gone, but this physical leaving is different. And it is harder than I thought it would be. I thought I had already been saying goodbye. This picture was […]

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Gift Book Suggestion

Posted by mcm0704 on October 29, 2009 |

Here is another review of a book that would make a wonderful gift. I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this book when it first came out as a self-pubbed book through IUniverse. After it got rave reviews it was picked up by a major publisher and re-released this year. A wonderful read…. STILL […]

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The Simple Way

Posted by mcm0704 on November 7, 2007 |

Living and loving in a totally committed relationship is a rare commodity in this era ruled largely by a throw-away mentality. To see two people who sustain each other in a marriage through many years of good and bad is fairly significant in itself, but to see two people who actually grow in kindness and […]

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