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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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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on September 5, 2016 |

First off, I want to wish all my readers in the U.S. a Happy Labor Day. I remember the Labor Day celebrations of my past, mostly a day to go to the corner to watch a parade and mark the end of summer with one last picnic before school started. After I married and joined the Miller […]

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Putting Differences Aside

Posted by mcm0704 on July 6, 2016 |

When I posted this last Wednesday, I had no idea how fitting it would be in light of the shootings in MN, TX, and LA.  I truly wish it wasn’t. Slim Randles, my frequent Wednesday’s Guest, is a man of humor and wisdom, and today he shares a touching essay on how the Fourth of July […]

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Happy Birthday America

Posted by mcm0704 on July 4, 2014 |

In addition to being a national holiday, the Fourth of July is my birthday. For years I thought all the fireworks and picnics and parades were just for me, and, boy, did I feel important. Then I found out that 99.99 percent of the American public was celebrating Independence Day, and just my family cared […]

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What the Fourth of July Really Celebrates

Posted by mcm0704 on July 3, 2013 |

Today’s Wednesday’s Guest is my friend, Slim Randles, with some thoughts on the Fourth of July and what the parades and picnics all mean. I think he is on to something here. The annual Fourth of July picnic was a celebration of time and freedom. We’d all watched the parade, earlier, because that’s what you […]

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