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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 24, 2017 |

Here we are at the end of another week. Hope yours has been a good one. My plan on Monday – looking ahead to a busy week – was to pre-schedule just a fun post for today. Well, as so many plans go, that one went awry. There will be some fun a bit later […]

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Racism & Civil Rights

Posted by mcm0704 on January 16, 2017 |

When I was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the early 60s, I was so sure that by the time the year 2000 rolled around, there would be no need for activist groups to still be fighting for equality. Sigh… While things are certainly better on many levels than they were back then, we […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on November 18, 2016 |

Before we get into the serious stuff, I want to share this picture a friend sent me in e-mail. There were a bunch of pictures depicting Senior Fun, and I liked this one best.   While I am still trying to get my head around the fact that we, here in the States, actually elected […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on October 17, 2016 |

Those of you who have read my books know that I often write about social issues, drugs and violence and racism. I explored aspects of racism, especially as it applies to the interactions of police officers with people of color in my Seasons Mystery Series that debuted with Open Season. However, I barely scratched the […]

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Book Review – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Posted by mcm0704 on August 30, 2015 |

Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (July 14, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 0062409859 ISBN-13: 978-0062409850 BOOK BLURB: Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—”Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on December 5, 2014 |

Some thoughts about events in Ferguson: Ronnie Smith of Garland, Texas asked these questions in a letter to the editor in the Dallas Morning News. “Will burning the very buildings they shop at change the verdict? Will looting… improve police relations?” Good questions. Smith went on to say that the violent actions by some only […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on November 21, 2014 |

There was an interesting article in last Sunday’s Dallas Morning News written originally in the Princeton Alumni magazine by Lawrence Otis Graham, an attorney and author. His article, Wealth can’t protect your kids from racism, had some interesting things to say about the problem. What prompted the article was in incident involving his 15-year-old son […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 25, 2012 |

Talk about super sensitivity. I know we do have to be respectful of other people in how we act and what we say, but this recent item made me wonder if we have gone too far.  Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia  demanded that a candidate running for the Texas congress apologize for calling a rival […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on December 9, 2011 |

So Herman Cain is out, and now Newt Gingrich is taking the lead in the list of candidates for the Republican nomination for president. Some pundits consider him the strongest candidate, despite his past with Freddie Mac and the fact that he is less than honorable when it comes to bedding women. He has been […]

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Another Gift Book Recommendation

Posted by mcm0704 on November 4, 2009 |

I am a picky reader. I’ll freely admit that. It isn’t often that I pick up a book and find reading time infringing on working time, and sleeping time, and eating time, and well, any time. While I enjoy a good story and read a lot of popular fiction, I am usually able to discipline […]

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