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Book Review – Trip to Mars by Michael D. Smith

Posted by mcm0704 on July 12, 2019 |

When I met author Michael D. Smith, Mike or Mickey for short, at a book festival in June, I was intrigued by his book Trip to Mars. I also enjoyed visiting with him and getting a brief introduction to his other artistic work. He has written numerous books and has been painting and drawing for many […]

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Friday Reads – The Curiosities by Susan Gloss

Posted by mcm0704 on February 15, 2019 |

The Curiosities Susan Gloss Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 5, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 0062270362 ISBN-13: 978-0062270368 This very engaging story has several major characters, but the plot really revolves around Nell. She is reeling after losing a baby in the third trimester, as well as the guilt she feels over what […]

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Friday’s Odds And Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 1, 2019 |

These pretty yellow flowers have survived the past few weeks of intermittent freezing temperatures here in East Texas, and I enjoy the bright splash of color against the gray of the tree. I also admire their resilience. After hearing how cold it is in some northern states, I will never complain about the cold here […]

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It’s Never Too Late

Posted by mcm0704 on March 7, 2018 |

Please help me welcome Linda L. Osmundson as this week’s Wednesday’s Guest. Linda is an award-winning author of a series of books for young readers, How the West was Drawn, that focuses on famous Western Artists, introducing young readers to the wonderful world of art. Join me with a cup of tea and enjoy her post. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on June 12, 2017 |

How was your weekend? Things were busy here with company that arrived on Thursday and stayed until Sunday mid-day. We had a grand time doing some gardening one day, then visiting shops in town on another – well, the company visited shops. I stayed inside the art center because the heat and sun made Ramsay […]

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Book #Excerpt – Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on May 19, 2017 |

Last weekend the “Generations” art exhibition opened at the Winnsboro Center For the Arts, and I was so thrilled to see an entire wall taken up with art from my family, starting with my mother. I posted a couple of pictures on Monday, and here is another one. The bed dolls were made by my […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on May 15, 2017 |

Happy Monday everyone. I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend. I certainly did. I had two of my daughters and their husbands with me over the weekend. On Friday, one daughter and her husband went to the artist reception at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where my whole […]

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Who Wants the Stuff?

Posted by mcm0704 on February 13, 2017 |

Good Monday morning, everyone. I do hope you had a great weekend and did something fun. I spent Saturday at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts; first volunteering to keep the doors open so visitors could see the one-woman exhibition of the work of Barb Richert, then at a concert by John Gorka. In addition to […]

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A Heavy Heart

Posted by mcm0704 on November 22, 2016 |

We had a tragedy in our little town last night when a vibrant member of our arts community was struck by a car and killed. That happened in the midst of the last Monday Night Live event that takes place once a month with live music, food, dancing in the street, and artists of all […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on November 14, 2016 |

It’s going to be a short blog today as I had a busy weekend, and I still don’t want to watch the news or even read news items online. There is so much disinformation in the media today, that I find it very disheartening. I also find some of the reactions – from both sides […]

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