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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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Saturday Surprise

Posted by mcm0704 on November 29, 2014 |

I just received the following announcement from my friend, Slim Randles, and just had to share it. Since we have all enjoyed his humor and his wisdom, I thought we could raise a glass in salute. “Home Country” columnist Slim Randles won three regional book awards for the two books he wrote in 2014. “Max […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends – Pretty Presents and More

Posted by mcm0704 on December 27, 2013 |

One of my publishers, Untreed Reads,  just let me know that all the books at the online bookstore, Kobo, will be 50% off through December 31st, so readers can load books into their new electronic reading devices at a huge savings. The code can be used over and over through the end of this month. […]

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