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Pinatas And Parties

Posted by mcm0704 on September 17, 2018 |

The other day my neighbors were celebrating one of their young daughter’s birthday with a small gathering of friends and a pinata. I’d seen pinatas used at various Spanish celebrations before, but I never knew exactly what they stood for, or their interesting history. Thanks to Wikipedia, I found out that the pinata originated in […]

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#Friday Reads – A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck

Posted by mcm0704 on August 24, 2018 |

Let’s start off a weekend of fun with this cute meme. Who can resist a kitten?   Some of you who have been following my blog for a while know that I got my professional start as a columnist for a Dallas suburban newspaper. It was a humor column about family life at the Miller […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on August 13, 2018 |

I had a busy weekend editing my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant And A Paycheck, getting it ready to publish. It will be on Kindle first, and available at the end of the month. This is a book I’ve been working on off and on for several years and is a compilation of weekly […]

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Taking a Break

Posted by mcm0704 on June 29, 2018 |

I will be offline for the most part during the next week and a half. First to spend a few days with my kids over the weekend celebrating my birthday without attachments to electronics. They have arranged everything for the party, and I don’t even know the venue, or what is planned for Saturday. I […]

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#Fridayreads – Excerpt From a Humorous Memoir

Posted by mcm0704 on June 22, 2018 |

Now that I am back living in a neighborhood and not out in the country anymore, this excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant And A Paycheck, is particularly meaningful. I did like my country home that was surrounded by pine trees, so there was no real lawn to deal with. The rest […]

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Friday Read – Book Excerpt

Posted by mcm0704 on June 7, 2018 |

As promised on Monday, here is another excerpt from A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, my humorous memoir. Back when I was writing the weekly newspaper column, from which most of this book is taken, I didn’t shy away from poking fun at anyone, including myself. Today, let’s share some chocolate, chocolate chip muffins. […]

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Free Read – Book Excerpt

Posted by mcm0704 on June 4, 2018 |

I will be sharing excerpts from my humorous memoir over the next week or so, with a break from this nonsense for nonsense, er guest posts from Slim Randles. Between the two of us, we ought to be able to keep you entertained. If not, don’t bother to tell us so. πŸ™‚ For refreshments, I’ll […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 13, 2018 |

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would dust off a column I wrote when my children were young and I was writing for a Dallas publication. This column, among others, is part of a book I’ve worked on off and on for a number of years – I hate to say how many […]

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Book Excerpt – Evelyn Evolving

Posted by mcm0704 on May 4, 2018 |

I’m going to be at a fun event on Saturday in Winnsboro, and I’m really looking forward to seeing my friends there. Bill Jones and I will sign copies of our books, Images of America and Reflections of Winnsboro, and then I will have my own books available for purchase and autographs. And now another […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 12, 2018 |

Starting my third week with no Internet service, thanks to Cable One who lost my initial order that was placed January 29th. The service was supposed to be installed within a few days, but that didn’t happen, so I called back the following Monday. This time I was told that they could not find a […]

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