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Politics, Cats and Jokes

Posted by mcm0704 on March 8, 2019 |

On my morning walk I saw some other flowers that survived the recent cold-snap here in North Texas. I think this is an Azalea bush, but it is different from any other bushes I’ve seen. If you look closely you can see my dog, Dusty. I didn’t know he was in the picture until I […]

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Cats And Egos And Power Struggles

Posted by mcm0704 on February 11, 2019 |

Every late winter/early spring I used to pull the first new grass for my horse as the fresh green blades were so good for helping him to shed his winter coat. Now I pull the grass for my cats. Outdoor cats can nibble on grass whenever the urge strikes them, but since mine are indoor […]

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Who To Trust

Posted by mcm0704 on February 4, 2019 |

It is hard to believe, but after the deep freeze of last week, temperatures are rising to a balmy 47 degrees in Detroit and Chicago. Much of the Dakotas and Minnesota are still hovering near or just below zero, but according to my friend in South Dakota, that is a warm spell. Here in my […]

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The Great Divide

Posted by mcm0704 on January 25, 2019 |

The little blue flowers in that picture were popping up in a field behind my house. I took the picture on a warm day last week. They must have liked the sunshine. I wish there was more sunshine in the halls of government these days. I, like so many others, am so tired of the […]

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I Share the Dream

Posted by mcm0704 on January 21, 2019 |

Today we honor a man who was the face of the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1968 when he was assassinated in 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. That approach was borne out of his his Christian beliefs and […]

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Government Shutdown

Posted by mcm0704 on January 14, 2019 |

The area around my house in the city is not particularly scenic. Many of the houses are very old and run down, and a number of them have lots of junk in the yards. Still, I manage to find some pretty things to photograph. There are a few of these bushes with the bright red […]

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More Cat Facts

Posted by mcm0704 on January 7, 2019 |

Those little kitties were a gift from my daughter-in-law, Wei, and I thought they might like to hang out around the barn. Now some of the cat facts, again borrowed from LitterRobot. 1. Research suggests that a cat’s purr has the power to self-heal. One of the most precious cat facts we’ve learned: The purr […]

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Facts About Cats and Immigrants

Posted by mcm0704 on January 4, 2019 |

Starting off today, and the weekend, with a few interesting facts about cats. I found these on the LitterRobot site. There are thirty things listed there, but I only stole, er, borrowed a few: 1. Cats meow for their humans, not for other cats. Domesticated cats have evolved alongside humans long enough to know that […]

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A Wish For the New Year

Posted by mcm0704 on December 31, 2018 |

Looking ahead to the new year and wondering where we are headed in the United States and in the world, I am not as hopeful, eager, and optimistic as I often am at the end of one year and the start of another.  Celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, has always been kind […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on December 10, 2018 |

Finally, after a number of years, I’m back in the mood to decorate for Christmas, and it has been fun the past couple of weeks to pull out the decorations and remember why they are all so special. One of my favorite things to set up each year is this pair of dolls my mother […]

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