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What Do We Owe Veterans?

Posted by mcm0704 on November 11, 2019 |

Every year on Veterans Day, I’ve always started my blog by taking a moment to say thanks to the members of my family who have served in the military: My husband, my daughter, my son, and my brother. My daughter, Dany, was in the Army and son, David, was in the Marines. They spent many […]

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Friday Reads – Excerpt From A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck

Posted by mcm0704 on November 1, 2019 |

Today I’m thinking about my husband and missing him. Had he lived, this would be his 82nd birthday. When I was contemplating what to write about for today’s blog, I thought of how much he liked Halloween. He loved to sit out on the porch in a  costume and make scary noises as the kids […]

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Book Review: The Circle of The Earth by William Tickel

Posted by mcm0704 on September 15, 2019 |

The Circle of the Earth Series: Hymns of Kingdom (Book 3) William Tickel Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Ventris & Bywater LLC (April 23, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 0988890038 ISBN-13: 978-0988890039 BOOK BLURB:          Laredo, Texas, March 1915 The Mexican Revolution is reaching a boiling point, and the minority Anglo population of Texas […]

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Research And Plot

Posted by mcm0704 on July 10, 2019 |

Marilyn Meredith, a prolific mystery author, is my guest today, sharing a post to which most writers can relate. We’ve all wandered down that research path and found new plot elements to explore in our stories.  I reviewed her latest release, Spirit Wind, here last Sunday. Let’s have a refreshing glass of lemonade and enjoy […]

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Happy Fourth – My Birthday

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2019 |

I could hardly let the Fourth of July pass without a mention on the blog today. After all, it’s my birthday, as well as that of the good ol’ U.S. of A. In years past on this date, I’ve shared an excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and A Paycheck about my […]

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Book Review – Waters Plantation by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

Posted by mcm0704 on June 2, 2019 |

Waters Plantation Myra Hargrave McIlvian File Size: 2122 KB Print Length: 324 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: White Bird Publications, LLC; 1 edition Publication Date: November 6, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B07J1NBZVF BOOK BLURB: It is 1875 in Texas, and Albert Waters takes pride in his image––prosperous merchant […]

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Book Preview – SPARK by J.T. Bishop

Posted by mcm0704 on May 19, 2019 |

Spark J.T.Bishop File Size: 3189 KB Print Length: 343 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publication Date: August 15, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B07FLSLWHQ   BOOK BLURB: Eve Fletcher is on the run. She’s hiding from the men who’ve killed her boss. But she’s not alone. A man she barely […]

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Loving The Work

Posted by mcm0704 on April 17, 2019 |

The guys down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop think tank ponder a most important question today, “Do you like the work you do?” While posed with a hint of amusement, that really is an important question for all of us to consider. How many people are ground down in a job they hate just […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on April 8, 2019 |

On my morning walk, I saw this little blue flower peeking out from a tangle of brush in an empty lot. Getting a good shot was a bit of a challenge as it was fairly deep in the tangle, but I managed and was pleased with the result. As a professional photographer once told me, […]

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Facts About Cats and Immigrants

Posted by mcm0704 on January 4, 2019 |

Starting off today, and the weekend, with a few interesting facts about cats. I found these on the LitterRobot site. There are thirty things listed there, but I only stole, er, borrowed a few: 1. Cats meow for their humans, not for other cats. Domesticated cats have evolved alongside humans long enough to know that […]

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