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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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Does Anyone Tell the Truth Anymore?

Posted by mcm0704 on December 3, 2018 |

The other day this lovely card came in the mail from former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. I felt quite honored, even though I knew the same card had probably been sent to hundreds of other people, with the same message. Yes, of course, the card came with a request to donate to […]

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Are We Ready For Change in Washington?

Posted by mcm0704 on November 30, 2018 |

Before getting into the heart of today’s blog, I want to remind folks that this is the last day to enter the thriller giveaway at Book Hub  for a chance to win a bundle of books and an Amazon Gift Card. Go ahead, hop on over to enter, I’ll wait… I’m one of the sponsoring […]

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A Note From Beto O’Rourke

Posted by mcm0704 on November 16, 2018 |

Before moving on to the letter that Beto O’Rourke sent to his supporters last week, I want to share this picture of what I thought was the last rose to bloom before winter sets in for real here in East Texas. When I took the shot, I noticed a few buds on this bush and […]

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Mid-Week #Humor From Slim Randles

Posted by mcm0704 on November 7, 2018 |

Got a late start with the blog today. Went to a Yoga class this morning, then hung around the senior center to have lunch with some friends. Yes, I am old enough to hang around a senior center. 🙂 While not all the election results made me happy, I was excited to see so many […]

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Monday Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on October 22, 2018 |

How was your weekend? Great, I hope. I had a fun time at a craft fair at Holly Brook Baptist Church on Saturday. Not such a fun time driving in the pouring rain on Friday to get there, but Saturday cleared up and people were ready to get out of their houses after days and […]

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