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Cyber Monday

Posted by mcm0704 on December 1, 2014 |

Well, we got past the turkey and the pumpkin pie. Those who shopped on Black Friday seemed to fare well. I didn’t hear any reports of mayhem, which is the first time that Saturday’s news casts didn’t lead with a report of injuries at a mall. Shopping online has more appeal to me, other than […]

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Free Book for Black Friday

Posted by mcm0704 on November 28, 2014 |

Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a pleasant thing that some people liked to do the day after Thanksgiving – go to the mall and do a bit of shopping, look at all the holiday displays, and listen to the Christmas Carols being piped over the sound system.   Image Courtesy of […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on April 18, 2014 |

States such as Michigan and New Jersey and New York are going to extremes to collect state income taxes. For instance some trucks hauling goods have actually been stopped in those states and held until the corporation pays income taxes on what is being carried through the state. Local revenue agents have seized out-of-state trucks […]

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Book Review – Caprice by Laura Parker

Posted by mcm0704 on December 29, 2013 |

Caprice: The Masquerade Series – Book OneLaura Parker File Size: 2259 KBPrint Length: 342 pagesPublisher: Diversion Books (November 26, 2013)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language: EnglishASIN: B00GWZ2LN6 This delightful historical romance set in the Regency Era was first published in paperback, as were the other four books in the series, and now they are all […]

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Friendship Deep and True

Posted by mcm0704 on November 8, 2013 |

Just a short blog today. I have company, so I have been away from my computer and the Internet quite a bit this week. My friend, Jan, is visiting from South Dakota, and we have not seen each other for twelve years – lots to catch up on. We have been friends since we were […]

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For Mother’s Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 12, 2013 |

First, I want to wish all the moms a very happy Mother’s Day. I hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter and special times with your families.  There’s no denying the bond we have with our mothers, no matter what the relationship has been like. I wrote about that in my […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 10, 2013 |

The most talked about news story this week has been about the Cleveland kidnap victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michele Knight who were allegedly subjected to years of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of suspect Ariel Castro. This happened in a populated area of the city, not in some remote rural area, […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 8, 2013 |

Here’s some recent news regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline. Twenty-eight Vermont towns added their voices this week to the chorus of national and international; opposition to tar sands expansion by passing “tar sands free” and related tar sands resolutions in the past two days. This recent batch of local resolutions brings the total number to […]

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A Fictional Guest

Posted by mcm0704 on March 6, 2013 |

Today I want to introduce a character from my latest book.  In Boxes For Beds, Deputy Gus Shumaker works with Sheriff Bates in a small town in rural Arkansas in 1960. He has been clamoring for a chance to speak, so I thought I would let a character from my latest book have the spotlight […]

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Boxing Day

Posted by mcm0704 on December 27, 2012 |

All I got for Christmas was an iPad and the flu. No, seriously, I did get a number of other lovely gifts, which I have not been able to enjoy because of the aches and chills, and fever and coughing, and wanting to sleep for hours.  Therefore I failed to get this posted yesterday, which […]

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