Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 2, 2011 |

Thousands of companies that received money via the economic stimulus efforts, are apparently not taking care of their tax payments. According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, almost 4,000 companies that received contracts or government grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are delinquent on $750 million-plus in unpaid corporate […]

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Win Free Books

Posted by mcm0704 on June 2, 2010 |

I belong to a promotional site along with a lot of other terrific writers, and lest that sound too boastful, I was trying to find a way to leave myself out of the terrific category, but there was no other way to write that sentence. Anyway, Books We Love has a great contest every summer […]

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Teachers Who Made a Difference

Posted by mcm0704 on May 16, 2010 |

Kathleen Parker, a Washington Post columnist, and recent Pulitzer Prize winner — way to go, Kathleen — attributed some of her success to a special teacher she had in high school. In her column on April 15h, she told the story of Mr. Gasque, her high school English teacher. Kathleen had been called on in […]

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Let’s Sanitize Everything

Posted by mcm0704 on January 29, 2010 |

There must be something in the air that is making people over-react to things. First it was the school system in California pulling all the Meriam Webster Dictionaries because they contain words that are not age appropriate. Now a Virginia school system is taking a book off school library shelves for similar reasons. Apparently a […]

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