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Getting Past Hatred

Posted by mcm0704 on February 27, 2017 |

This meme made me smile. The message is a clever response to the adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” I’ll take a little sugar and water, please. I’m posting the blog late today. I started writing it this morning, but had to stop because of pain in my head. When the pain eased up, I decided […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 24, 2017 |

Here we are at the end of another week. Hope yours has been a good one. My plan on Monday – looking ahead to a busy week – was to pre-schedule just a fun post for today. Well, as so many plans go, that one went awry. There will be some fun a bit later […]

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Racism & Civil Rights

Posted by mcm0704 on January 16, 2017 |

When I was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the early 60s, I was so sure that by the time the year 2000 rolled around, there would be no need for activist groups to still be fighting for equality. Sigh… While things are certainly better on many levels than they were back then, we […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on November 18, 2016 |

Before we get into the serious stuff, I want to share this picture a friend sent me in e-mail. There were a bunch of pictures depicting Senior Fun, and I liked this one best.   While I am still trying to get my head around the fact that we, here in the States, actually elected […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on January 21, 2013 |

On Sunday, Mallard Fillmore, in his inimitable way had this commentary  about the significance of today: “As most of you know tomorrow’s Inauguration Day holiday Martin Luther King Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day all fall on the very same day. This phenomenon won’t occur again in our lifetime… And it’s significance is already being felt […]

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Book Review – A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Posted by mcm0704 on January 6, 2013 |

A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines Paperback: 256 pagesPublisher: Vintage; 1 edition (September 28, 1997)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0375702709ISBN-13: 978-0375702709 A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jefferson, a young black man, is present at a liquor store shoot out that leaves three men dead, including the white store […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 25, 2012 |

Talk about super sensitivity. I know we do have to be respectful of other people in how we act and what we say, but this recent item made me wonder if we have gone too far.  Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia  demanded that a candidate running for the Texas congress apologize for calling a rival […]

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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 […]

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