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Happy New Year

Posted by mcm0704 on January 1, 2018 |

I hope 2018 brings everyone much happiness and good health. This certainly is going to be a New Year for me as I leave this place that has been home for nearly 16 years. In so many ways this plot of land and this house has been more than a home. It was the fruition of my […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on November 13, 2017 |

I have had a long love affair with trees. It started when I was a child and would climb the large Elm in my backyard. Sometimes to read. Other times to just sit and be away from everything and everybody else. Often it was a refuge. And I was devastated when the people who bought […]

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Friday Fun and Veteran’s Day

Posted by mcm0704 on November 10, 2017 |

First I want to acknowledge Veteran’s Day tomorrow and give a shout out to the veterans in my immediate family. My son, David, a Marine who was in Dessert Storm. My daughter, Dany, who was in the army and was lucky to avoid combat duty. My brother, Michael, who was also in the army and […]

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Do We Need Assault Weapons?

Posted by mcm0704 on October 3, 2017 |

There have been 270 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2017, and now we’ve had another. The latest in Las Vegas is one of the worst in U.S. history where 59 people were killed and hundreds injured. Not much is known about the shooter, or why he did this, but what is increasingly clear is that gun control […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 29, 2017 |

The recent intense rancor on social media surrounding the actions of NFL players last weekend started me thinking about how much more productive discussions might be if we did what Native Americans did in order to establish respect between their tribe and another, as well as the white man. Some of us who grew up […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 22, 2017 |

Before getting into the horrible news from the Caribbean and Mexico, just a touchof cuteness to brighten our Friday a bit. The devastation from the three major hurricanes since Harvey hit the south coast of Texas just keeps getting worse and worse. The two small islands of Antigua and Barbuda have virtually been destroyed. Dominican Prime Minister […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on September 18, 2017 |

Before anything else, I want to share a few pictures that I took this morning. The first one is the sunrise that I saw through my bedroom window when I woke up. The picture was taken through the window, so it is not great and certainly did not capture the true beauty of the sky, […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 1, 2017 |

Heading into the Labor Day weekend, we who are still safe and dry are conflicted about doing the usual end-of-summer celebration. At least I am a bit. I can’t imagine how horrible it is for all the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. I am thankful that most of my relatives in Houston were not flooded […]

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Can We Purge Hatred?

Posted by mcm0704 on August 18, 2017 |

Before getting into the heavy stuff in the blog today, perhaps we should start off with something sweet and soothing, like a double-chocolate Mocha Latte. That is my go-to drink when I need to relax, and I really need to relax big time today. Between the stress of the impending move and the stress of […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on May 22, 2017 |

This past Saturday was the launch party for the new book, Reflections of Winnsboro, that I helped our Winnsboro historian, Bill Jones, write. We had a grand time, and it was so much fun for me to listen to Bill visit with his many long-time friends who came to help celebrate. We received lots of […]

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