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Autumn in the Air

Posted by mcm0704 on September 14, 2020 |

Autumn is beginning to show itself in cooler nights and a few gold and red leaves starting to drift from nearby trees. I love Autumn. Maybe because the worst of the Texas heat is gone for another year. Hopefully no 100+ days in the forecast until next July, but also because of the bold colors. […]

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Of Books and Racism

Posted by mcm0704 on August 10, 2020 |

Last week I was busy plotting a new book. When I finished Desperate Season, the third book in the Seasons Mystery Series, I thought about making that the last book, so I tied up a few of the subplots. Well, sort of. It was more like making suggestions as to how some things would go […]

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A Nation’s Great Loss – Congressman John Lewis

Posted by mcm0704 on July 20, 2020 |

This past Friday, when 80-year-old Georgia Congressman John Lewis died from pancreatic cancer, our country lost a pillar of the civil rights movement. He grew up in the South, the son of a sharecropper, and when he was a refused admittance into a college in Alabama, he wrote to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for […]

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Systemic Racism Has Got to Stop

Posted by mcm0704 on June 5, 2020 |

Okay folks. This isn’t an easy blog post to write. I’m going to be honest about my failings as a white woman in America when it comes to issues of bigotry and racism. I was inspired to write in part by this awesome painting by my daughter, Anjanette. She created this a couple of days […]

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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on May 11, 2020 |

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Even though social distancing guidelines prevented hugs or kisses, it was still great to have company both Saturday and Sunday. And the whole weekend was a celebration of flowers. This arrangement with the bright yellow flowers came from my son and his family in Austin. The lily in […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on April 20, 2020 |

Happy Monday Morning When I walk with my dog in the mornings, I pass by several places where there are pretty flowers, some domestic and some wild. These wild irises are blooming just under some domestic ones. These are in a field where a house once stood, so somebody had planted the big irises. Both […]

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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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Us vs. Them

Posted by mcm0704 on March 19, 2018 |

Over the weekend I listened to several episodes of Ted talks Daily, and I noticed a striking similarity in each of them and what they were suggesting would be the best ways to solve serious problems in our world. And, yes, it does involve talking, but not in the talking on the front porch between […]

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Honoring A Great Man

Posted by mcm0704 on January 15, 2018 |

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people don’t think any more of the day other than the fact that it is a holiday and a day off work. Other people are irritated that there is yet another holiday to inconvenience them by closing banks, the postal service, and other government offices. Thank goodness, there […]

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Inspiration and Fishing

Posted by mcm0704 on October 16, 2017 |

Bear with me, and you will see what inspiration and fishing have in common. Or maybe not. It’s going to be a bit subtle, so you might have to put your thinking caps on. First the Inspiration Which I especially like because now you can know that I don’t always listen to the horrible news […]

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