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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 3, 2016 |

Today I’m sharing some school-related absurdities. Then we’ll have some fun from the comic strips. First off, however, how about a sweet roll to go with you beverage of choice while reading. Mine will be coffee. In a letter to the editor in The Dallas Morning News some time ago, Eddie Mitchell from Waco offered an interesting […]

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A Unique History Lesson

Posted by mcm0704 on June 1, 2016 |

This was sent to me by a friend on Monday, and I thought it was such a terrific story to share right after Memorial Day. So Martha Cothren is today’s Wednesday’s Guest. I hope you enjoy her terrific story.    In September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a History teacher at […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on August 11, 2014 |

Good Monday morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was busy with auditions for our fall production at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. We are doing an original play, “Bonnie & Clyde in Winnsboro” written by a local actor, Randy Lindsey, who has given me the freedom to adapt the play and […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on June 17, 2013 |

So, Governor Good-Hair as we sometimes refer to our esteemed Texas governor, has done it again. Rick Perry recently vetoed two bipartisan ethics bills and rescinded state funding for the prosecutors unit that is investigating his cancer research fund.  In an article in The Dallas Morning News written by Christy Hoppe and Robert T Garrett […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 17, 2013 |

   A student in a Dallas suburban school didn’t like the assignment he was given, so he mouthed off to the teacher, and now the teacher is on administrative leave, while school officials cleared the student of any wrong-doing. What is wrong with that picture? Apparently the video of the rant by Jeff Bliss, an […]

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Hard Lesson Learned

Posted by mcm0704 on September 26, 2012 |

 Here with another bit of wit and wisdom from The Mule Barn is my friend, Slim Randles. If you enjoy his offerings here, you would like his book, Home Country, which is a collection of these essays. You can order it through Amazon, or get a signed copy by clicking on the link at the […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 1, 2012 |

A Texas jury gave Kimberly Cargill a death sentence after she had been found guilty of first degree murder for killing her babysitter and setting the woman’s body on fire. Full story here:  Kimberly Cargill sentenced to death   No matter what one thinks of the despicable crime, is the death penalty the best choice? […]

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School Days, School Days

Posted by mcm0704 on September 7, 2011 |

Since school has started for most kids across the United States, I thought I would share some of my memories of school days when my kids were young. This is another excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, which is still under consideration for publication at a small independent publisher. […]

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Watch Out For the Candy Police

Posted by mcm0704 on May 11, 2010 |

A ten-year-old girl at an elementary school in Texas was given detention for a week for having a piece of Jolly Rancher candy. Apparently a friend gave her the candy and a teacher took it away, then the girl, Leighann Adair, and her friend were both given detention. Over a piece of candy. The girls […]

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The Dumbing Down of a School District

Posted by mcm0704 on August 22, 2008 |

I had to check the date of the newspaper to make sure I had not somehow picked up an April 1st edition and this was a joke. But it wasn’t. The Dallas Independent School District has released new grading policies, which officials there say will help students excel, but has many parents and young people […]

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