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Weekend Reading

Posted by mcm0704 on March 18, 2017 |

Today I’d like to let you know about a couple of new books and great deals. And what goes better with a good book than a nice cup of tea. Please help yourself. I like mine with a bit of cream and honey, and I love this teacup. My mother-in-law collected pretty teacups and I […]

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Writing Tips

Posted by mcm0704 on March 10, 2017 |

First this cute meme to start us off with a smile: I had a busy week, interspersed with bouts of pain that had me away from my computer for large amounts of time, so I thought I would offer some writing advice from Kristen Lamb on the blog today. I enjoy her posts on all […]

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Aha! A Mystery.

Posted by mcm0704 on February 8, 2017 |

Please welcome Slim Randles with another story from the guys down at the Mule Barn Truck Stop. One of the reasons I enjoy his stories so much is because they remind me of listening to the farmers and ranchers who gathered at a small diner I went to when my husband and I first moved […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 3, 2017 |

First Something to Bring a Smile Now just a bit from the news. Trump’s cabinet picks, as well as some of his closest advisers, continue to come under scrutiny. Here are a few of the reactions after Rex Tillerson, former CEO Of Exxon Mobil, was sworn in as Secretary of State. This was taken from […]

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Creating Secret Identities

Posted by mcm0704 on January 25, 2017 |

Please help me welcome Larry and Carolyn Watts as my guest today. They are the husband and wife team who wrote Dishonored and Forgotten  – a fictional account of a 1950’s narcotics scandal that rocked the Houston, Texas Police Department. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the post about how some characters are created. The thin black man […]

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Book Review: Dishonored and Forgotten

Posted by mcm0704 on January 22, 2017 |

Dishonored and Forgotten Larry Watts & Carolyn Ferrell Watts File Size: 476 KB Print Length: 127 pages Publication Date: January 1, 2017 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B01MZ5UIYA   BOOK BLURB: In 1953 the Houston Police Department was enmeshed in a narcotics scandal, its first. Before it was over, a detective […]

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Racism & Civil Rights

Posted by mcm0704 on January 16, 2017 |

When I was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the early 60s, I was so sure that by the time the year 2000 rolled around, there would be no need for activist groups to still be fighting for equality. Sigh… While things are certainly better on many levels than they were back then, we […]

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A Criminal Mind

Posted by mcm0704 on January 13, 2017 |

First Some Fun to Get Friday Started This morning I was listening to This is Criminal, a podcast that has fascinating accounts of criminal cases. Well, fascinating to someone like me who has always been intrigued by murder and mayhem and the people who seem to do that with impunity, which is why I write about those […]

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Book Review – Serenity by Craig A. Hart

Posted by mcm0704 on December 11, 2016 |

Serenity Craig A. Hart File Size: 2445 KB Print Length: 162 pages Publication Date: October 14, 2016 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B01MA43ZX3 BOOK BLURB – Shelby Alexander is an aging ex-boxer and retired fixer, whose activities often flirted with the wrong side of the law. Looking for a little peace and […]

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December Dreams

Posted by mcm0704 on December 9, 2016 |

No, it is not Wednesday, but Slim Randles is here as my guest today with a lovely essay about dreams and hopes and wishes. I do hope he is not offended at me putting “lovely” in the description. Most cowboys would cringe, but I have a feeling he might be just fine with that. After […]

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