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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Disgraceful Helsinki Summit

Posted by mcm0704 on July 20, 2018 |

Before getting into the heart of this blog, I wanted to share a couple of pretty pictures with you. Looking at some of the beauty around us can help us keep the stress levels down. When I go for a walk here in the city where I now live, I don’t see nearly as many […]

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#fridayreads Book Excerpt – Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on April 28, 2017 |

It is only fitting that, on this day in particular, I continue sharing excerpts from the book I’m writing about my mother. This is her birthday. She died three years ago at age 95, and I still miss her. I am not sure when I will never miss her, or even if that is possible. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on April 17, 2017 |

Spring mornings in East Texas are just made for taking walks, planting flowers, and then snapping pictures of said flowers. All too soon it will be blistering hot, so I am taking full advantage of the lovely weather. Here’s a close up of the flowers that shows the colors a bit better. I guess if I want really […]

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Happy Easter – Happy Spring

Posted by mcm0704 on April 16, 2017 |

I want to wish everyone who celebrates Easter a happy and blessed Holiday. No matter what religion one espouses, spring is always a time of great renewal of our earth as flowers blossom, trees burst forth with new leaves, and there seems to be an air of great anticipation and eagerness about us. So I hope […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on September 12, 2016 |

First I want to share this picture I took the other day. I have a lovely bed of Mexican Petunias,  and they are in full bloom now. This shot was taken with my phone camera, which isn’t the best, and I could not get the colors to show true. The flowers are a deeper purple. This […]

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Happy May Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 4, 2016 |

Another whole week has raced by, and Slim Randles is back as today’s Wednesday’s guest. Before I turn you over to him, however, I have some lamenting to do. Don’t you just love that word? It has such a rich meaning. But I digress. My tale of woes includes an increase in pain from the Ramsey […]

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Free Short Story

Posted by mcm0704 on April 24, 2016 |

Before I tell you about the free story, I want to share some pictures of flowers that I have taken over the past few weeks. Some are easily recognized. Who doesn’t know a pansy when they see one? Really? There are people who have never seen one? Oh, right, I guess I didn’t think about […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 25, 2015 |

This will be short today as I have to limit my computer time for a few days, so lets start with something to make you smile. This is a picture of a moon flower from my back flowerbed.  The plant came to Texas with me when I moved here from Omaha, NE, and I was […]

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