Systemic Racism Has Got to Stop

Posted by mcm0704 on June 5, 2020 |

Okay folks. This isn’t an easy blog post to write. I’m going to be honest about my failings as a white woman in America when it comes to issues of bigotry and racism. I was inspired to write in part by this awesome painting by my daughter, Anjanette. She created this a couple of days […]

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Chasing Windmills

Posted by mcm0704 on December 13, 2019 |

Today I’m sharing a column I wrote back in the mid 80s for the Texas Catholic Newspaper where I was a regular columnist. I found this copy when I was digging through some old folders looking for something else, and I was surprised and dismayed to see that much of what I wrote back then […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on December 2, 2016 |

Before heading into serious content, I wanted to start the day with this cute meme. Thank goodness the only bodies I have to hide are in fiction. LOL IN THE NEWS The names of people that the president-elect is choosing to fill cabinet posts is most distressing. Steve Bannon, whom The Trumster has tapped as […]

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The Candidates on Issues

Posted by mcm0704 on October 28, 2016 |

First your Friday Meme for today. Thanks to Frabz.com Things to consider before voting As we wind down to the election in a couple of weeks, I thought I would post one last article dealing with politics, specifically the presidential campaign In a comprehensive interview published in the AARP Bulletin, the two primary presidential candidates, […]

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The Flint Debacle

Posted by mcm0704 on February 6, 2016 |

I think we can all agree that what is happening in Flint, Michigan is a travesty. I just read the following report from MoveOn, a civil action organization that works to empower the people at the grassroots level.  Nine people have died in Flint because of the lead contamination in the water, and nothing is […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on October 2, 2015 |

Thought I would start us off with a chuckle today. I saw this on Facebook and thought it was a hoot. Don’t we all feel like this some days? And I’m especially feeling it this morning after hearing about another mass shooting. Is it ever going to end? For some time I have been saying […]

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A Call for Social Justice

Posted by mcm0704 on September 28, 2015 |

First I want to share the glorious sunrise that greeted me this morning. Even though I sometimes hate to drag myself out of bed early in the morning, the reward is worth it. Last Friday I posted just a bit about the message that Pope Francis gave to all of us via his speech to […]

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The Grand Old Flag

Posted by mcm0704 on July 8, 2015 |

It’s still close enough to July Fourth that we can contemplate a bit of what the holiday means. Thanks to Slim Randles for this thoughtful essay about parades, flags and Independence Day. I am busy with the summer drama camp, so I’m glad that Slim is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. I might let him […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 23, 2015 |

It’s almost a whole week now that the new site has been up and the new blog going out to readers. I am slowly getting used to the new process here at WordPress, and only once put a blog post in the wrong place. 🙂 Despite all the time working on the site has eaten […]

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