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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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Do We Need Assault Weapons?

Posted by mcm0704 on October 3, 2017 |

There have been 270 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2017, and now we’ve had another. The latest in Las Vegas is one of the worst in U.S. history where 59 people were killed and hundreds injured. Not much is known about the shooter, or why he did this, but what is increasingly clear is that gun control […]

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Can We Purge Hatred?

Posted by mcm0704 on August 18, 2017 |

Before getting into the heavy stuff in the blog today, perhaps we should start off with something sweet and soothing, like a double-chocolate Mocha Latte. That is my go-to drink when I need to relax, and I really need to relax big time today. Between the stress of the impending move and the stress of […]

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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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