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The Ghost of Christmas Past

Posted by mcm0704 on December 20, 2019 |

The holidays often bring bittersweet memories to the surface of our minds, and this year is no different for me.  We often miss the people who have left big holes in our lives more poignantly as we prepare for celebrations, and I am missing my husband. He loved to give presents in the most dramatic […]

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Giving the Gift of Love

Posted by mcm0704 on December 18, 2019 |

Slim Randles is here as today’s Wednesday’s Guest with one of those Christmas stories that we love so much this time of the year. You know, the ones that tug at our hearts and bring a smile. This one about Mabel and Candice is sure to do both. And if you want to read more […]

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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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Book Excerpt – A Dead Tomato Plant & a Paycheck

Posted by mcm0704 on December 27, 2018 |

As our family, part of it anyway, met to exchange gifts the Sunday before Christmas, my granddaughter, Ally, came around with a small plastic bag to gather up the wrapping paper. We both chuckled at the memory of what the house looked like on Christmas when all the grand-kids were young and the whole family […]

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Gifts and Giving

Posted by mcm0704 on December 19, 2018 |

Slim Randles is here today with a story to warm your heart as we get closer to Christmas. My anticipation of the holiday has as much to do with kindness and touching moments like these as it does presents and parties. Enjoy… And have a cookie or two. Mabel Adams was sitting in the day […]

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Looking Ahead to Christmas

Posted by mcm0704 on December 11, 2017 |

Due to the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations added to the hustle and bustle of moving preparations, there is not much time for writing right now, so this may be the last blog post until closer to Christmas. The following is an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, […]

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After the Fun

Posted by mcm0704 on December 28, 2015 |

This post originally ran on my blog in 2009 and was printed before that in the weekly humor column I wrote for The Plano Star-Courier eons ago.  It’s always fun to bring these columns back for new readers to enjoy. The day after Christmas was usually one of the best and one of the worst […]

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An Amazing Gift

Posted by mcm0704 on November 9, 2015 |

It was a wonderful weekend for me, spending time with one of my sons and visiting with all the artists and authors at the Fine Art Market and Author Showcase in my little town. But the highlight of the weekend was the gift I received from Ted Armulowicz, an amazing artist who does wood turning […]

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‘Twas the Day After Christmas And…

Posted by mcm0704 on December 26, 2014 |

Going back to older blog posts, I found another from 2009 that is appropriate for the day after Christmas. I do hope everyone had a wonderful celebration with family and friends.  In keeping with the Holiday season, here is another excerpt from A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck. Enjoy….. The day after Christmas was […]

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Books to Gift

Posted by mcm0704 on December 14, 2014 |

Instead of a review, I thought I would recommend some books if you have readers on your holiday gift list. These are some of the books I’ve read this year – or hope to read next year – as well as a couple from writers I’ve become friends with online. First on my wish list […]

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