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Think It’ll Rain?

Posted by mcm0704 on August 8, 2018 |

Slim Randles is today’s Wednesday’s Guest with an essay I can relate to today in a specific way as it is raining here, too. There is something so relaxing about rain in most circumstances, unless it turns into a raging storm. So far here, it is only rain, with an occasional rumble of thunder, just […]

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Preachers and Bicycles and Guilt

Posted by mcm0704 on August 1, 2018 |

I was so busy with an editing job, I nearly forgot to post Slim Randles latest offering for our reading pleasure. I am always grateful to Slim for sharing his columns with us here, as well as the readers in the hundreds of newspapers across the country where his column, Home Country,  appears. He is […]

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Garage Sale Treasures

Posted by mcm0704 on July 18, 2018 |

It is sizzling down here in Texas. Eighty-one degrees when I went for my morning walk, and it is predicted to go up to 103. I hope it is a bit cooler where you are.  No matter the temperature, summertime is always a good time for some great cool drinks, so help yourself to a […]

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Hot Enough For You?

Posted by mcm0704 on July 11, 2018 |

It’s Wednesday, so time for Slim Randles to entertain us with another story featuring the gang down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop.  It is so hot… How hot is it? Hot enough to keep the guys indoors and maybe they’re drinking iced tea instead of coffee. Help yourself to a glass and enjoy… “Hot? […]

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Happy Fourth of July

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2018 |

“It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to…” For some reason that line always fights with “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” for prominence in my mind on my birthday. The “why” of the second song is understandable, but I’ve never quite understood the significance of the crying until this year. There were lots […]

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A Special Dog

Posted by mcm0704 on June 13, 2018 |

Slim Randles is my guest again today. This time with a sweet story about a dog and his job. I’ve just returned from a quick trip to Austin, so no time to bake. Does anyone have a cookie or scone to share with our coffee? Before I turn the stage over to Slim Randles, I […]

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Feeding the Homeless

Posted by mcm0704 on June 6, 2018 |

Before I turn the stage over to Slim Randles, I want to announce another great contest that I’m sponsoring with a group of terrific authors over at The Kindle Book Review. Enter now for a chance to win a 10″ Kindle Fire, $25 Amazon eCard, and a Bookworm coffee mug. The giveaway ends June 30, 2018. You can enter every […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Wheezer

Posted by mcm0704 on May 30, 2018 |

Slim Randles is here to entertain us with another story about one of the guys from the Mule Barn Truck Stop gang. These people are imaginary…maybe, and we don’t know where the truck stop is located, but I imagine it could be any small rural town in any state in the country. Well, except Hawaii. […]

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Some Things Can’t Wait

Posted by mcm0704 on May 22, 2018 |

Slim Randles is my guest today while I am otherwise preoccupied. I love this story about Marvin and his new fishing rod. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. It’s really starting to warm up here in Texas, so maybe it’s time for some lemonade. Help yourself. It was just one of those […]

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Falling For You

Posted by mcm0704 on May 16, 2018 |

Slim Randles is here to entertain today, but before I let him take the stage, I want to explain why this post is going up so late on Wednesday. My plan was to get it ready to go live yesterday, but that plan came to a screeching halt when I had to have a root […]

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