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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on December 4, 2015 |

My heart just aches after the recent mass shooting in California. What is it that makes people grab a gun and go on such a rampage? Last October I wrote a blog in response to the mass shooting in Oregon, and I pointed out there are many factors in play that lead to this kind […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on August 17, 2015 |

I hope everyone had a great weekend. As so often happens, mine was spent in large part at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. On Saturday there was a concert with Beyond the Pale, a wonderful band that does a mix of Celtic, Americana and Folk, with a polka or two thrown into the mix. […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 8, 2015 |

One of the things I didn’t miss on my vacation was the nightly news. Through social media and tidbits of news during breakfast at the motels, I did know about the tragedy in Nepal and other items of importance, but I didn’t have to listen to the nightly news reporters and anchors giving their spin […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 20, 2015 |

Some days I hate to tell anyone that I am a journalist. The field of news reporting has changed so much since I worked at newspapers and magazines, I hardly recognize it at times. The latest fiasco is about Brian Williams, anchor for NBC News, and his “embellishing the facts” in some news reports. Public […]

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Football Fever

Posted by mcm0704 on September 19, 2014 |

This will not be my usual Friday fare. You may have guessed that already by the different title, and I was trying not to write about what is going on with some pro football players. Really I was. I didn’t want to enter into the media coverage of the latest “bad boy” behavior in the […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 17, 2014 |

Happy President’s Day. I almost forgot it was a holiday. I liked it better when we celebrated Washington’s birthday and Lincoln’s birthday on separate days. It gave us an opportunity to remember the contributions each made to our country. Here are some interesting facts about George Washington. Now that the frigid weather has gone away […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 3, 2014 |

After checking the national weather and seeing the temperatures on the East Coast: -16 in Boston, I will not complain about the 20 degrees here in East Texas, although my animals were complaining big time, especially the goat and the sheep. Both were shivering like mad when I went out to give them some hay […]

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Another Reason to Abandon the NFL

Posted by mcm0704 on March 9, 2012 |

I used to really enjoy watching football. It started with high school football when I was in high school and we had a winning team. It was so exciting to go to the games and cheer the team and swoon over the quarterback, on whom I had the biggest crush. I still enjoy high school […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 5, 2011 |

Wasn’t it just last year when Texas Governor Rick Perry was running for re-election that he repeatedly said he was not going to run for president? Maybe he meant just not in the near future which translated into, “not until after I’m elected governor.” I, for one, will not vote for someone who is not […]

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Changed my Mind

Posted by mcm0704 on August 17, 2009 |

I know on Saturday I said I would post the next excerpt from my new book today, but something else grabbed my attention. Last night I watched the interview with Michael Vick on 60 Minutes eager to hear him fully acknowledge his participation in the dog fighting enterprise that sent him to prison for two […]

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