Never Forgotten

Posted by mcm0704 on September 5, 2020 |

It’s been seven years since my husband died on this date. It was a Thursday in 2013, and after a lingering breakfast during which we had one of the best talks we’d had in some time, he left to do his volunteer stint at the Winnsboro Center For the Arts. There, he had a heart […]

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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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