When Will We Ever Learn?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 18, 2019 |

Before moving on, here is a picture of some of my pansies that survived the recent cold spell. The beauty of flowers has always given me reason to smile, and to hope, which is sorely needed after the weekend news. You are probably already aware of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New […]

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Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 29, 2017 |

First things first: This is a day we typically celebrate with cookouts, visits to cemeteries to put flowers on the graves of our loved ones who died in battle somewhere, sometime, and build memories with family still living. Since I am far away from graves of military men in my family, I will not be […]

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Monday Morning Musings – Memorial Day

Posted by mcm0704 on May 26, 2014 |

Here in the U.S. we are celebrating Memorial Day, a day that we honor those who died in service to our country. I thought it would be nice to meet veterans who are remembering their comrades who died in battle. We are quickly approaching the time when there will be no more WWII veterans, so […]

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Book Review: The Protest Singer: Pete Seeger by Alec Wilkinson

Posted by mcm0704 on August 29, 2010 |

 Thanks to Carl Brookins for offering this review. This is a bit of a serendipitous occurrence considering just last night I revisited my love of the music of this era by performing some old Peter, Paul, and Mary songs at a Cabaret show, with two of my talented kids. I remember well the days of […]

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“Blowing in the Wind”

Posted by mcm0704 on September 17, 2009 |

I just read on CNN news that one of my all-time favorite singers has died. Mary Travers, of the famed Peter, Paul, and Mary trio died from side effects of treatment from a bone-marrow transplant after battling leukemia. The songs of Peter, Paul and Mary were as influential on the 60s and 70s as those […]

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