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Flaunting Our Riches

Posted by mcm0704 on July 26, 2019 |

Happy Friday everyone. Remember the game Where’s Waldo? I have one for you. Where’s the Butterfly? You don’t have to look too closely to see the purple bunnies in this picture, but where’s the butterfly? These flowers are planted in the front flowerbed just outside my office window, and I delight in seeing how many […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on June 10, 2019 |

Before I left my daughter’s home in Missouri last week, she gave me a cutting from a plant in her yard. I don’t remember what the plant is called, but it loves sun and I put it in a place on my front porch that gets a lot of light. The smaller, darker green leaves […]

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Absurdities Abound

Posted by mcm0704 on May 24, 2019 |

Before writing about the absurd deals that were made between our erstwhile leader here in the United States and the German financial institution, Deutsche Bank, I thought it would be nice to share a few pictures from my little corner of the world. This dog greets me and my dog every morning when we’re walking. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on May 13, 2019 |

So, John Bolton is trying to affect a regime change in Iran through the use of the sanctions that disrupt the economy, causing a financial crisis and spurring mass protests across the country that will topple the current rulers. (You can listen to a report about this on The Daily from The New York Times) Is […]

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Fly Fishing And Writing

Posted by mcm0704 on April 24, 2019 |

Before moving on to Slim Randles guest post for today, I want to share this photo I took the other day. Sometimes the pictures just turn out perfect. Not because of any great expertise on my part, however. I think it’s just luck. I took several shots of this gathering of wildflowers from different angles, […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on April 8, 2019 |

On my morning walk, I saw this little blue flower peeking out from a tangle of brush in an empty lot. Getting a good shot was a bit of a challenge as it was fairly deep in the tangle, but I managed and was pleased with the result. As a professional photographer once told me, […]

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Book Excerpt -Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on March 29, 2019 |

It was five years ago yesterday that my mother, Evelyn, died, and it will be four years ago in June that I started writing the book that has become, Evelyn Evolving. It took almost three years of writing and rewriting to get the story right, then another year for the book to find a publisher. […]

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The Bane of Daylight Saving Time

Posted by mcm0704 on March 11, 2019 |

The other day I came across this lone daffodil brightening an otherwise drab little field. No other flowers were around, and I smiled at the courage it had to pop it’s pretty little head up without any friends nearby. Raise your hand if you agree that we should stop messing with all the clocks twice […]

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Writing Through Adversity

Posted by mcm0704 on October 8, 2018 |

Before moving on, I thought I’d post this picture of a bloom from a Periwinkle plant. I have lots of the flowers outside across the front of my house, and they are so lush that sometimes I clip a few to bring inside. The blooms don’t last long, and I’ve never had a bud open […]

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Fun With Research

Posted by mcm0704 on August 22, 2018 |

Please help me welcome Patrick Canning to the blog as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. I reviewed his book, The Colonel and The Bee last Sunday, and Patrick is here to share a bit about his research for that book. Research is such an important part of writing, and sometimes it is so much fun we almost […]

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