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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 18, 2015 |

I found these mushrooms growing by an old stump in my back pasture and thought they were very pretty. With the sun shining on them, it looked as if they had been gilded. I wish I could have captured that shimmer of gold, but pictures I take with my phone never look exactly like the […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 26, 2014 |

Hello, my name is Maryann, and I am a parent who spanked her children. Primarily with my hand and sometimes with a hot-wheel track – my boys can attest to how that stung without injuring them – but never with a weapon that would bruise them or make them bleed. And corporal punishment was reserved […]

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Remembering 9/11

Posted by mcm0704 on September 11, 2014 |

With the passing of time, the urgency we all felt that awful September day seems to have waned somewhat. Now we are more focused on the inconveniences of air travel that event spawned than on what we as a nation and a people experienced in the first weeks and months following the terrorist attacks. Not […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 31, 2014 |

The first bit of good news is that it has warmed up just a bit and some of the places hit the hardest with winter storms this week are getting a reprieve. It’s a balmy forty degrees here, and I am so glad I did not have to haul buckets of hot water to melt […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on June 3, 2013 |

The IRS has come under fire recently for allegations that it targeted Tea Party groups for audits and special attention. An unidentified agent in the IRS office in Cincinnati told congressional investigators that the office was told to search for Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status. Following on the heels of that allegation, is […]

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Lets all Vote

Posted by mcm0704 on October 1, 2012 |

As this campaign season winds down – thank goodness – I’m trying to not let my cynicism over the mess that government and politics are in to deter me from voting. It is so easy to say to hell with it all and stay out of the mess, and plenty of people do, but that […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on September 21, 2012 |

In reviewing a play, “I am a Teacher”, by Dallas playwright and actor, David Marquis, Dallas Morning News columnist, Steve Blow commented that we no longer just have standardized testing in education today, we have standardized education. “It’s a rigid, regulated, one-size fits all approach to teaching. But schools are not factories and kids are […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 6, 2011 |

First I want to announce a sale for Mother’s Day and the rest of  May – One Small Victory  is only 99cents on Kindle. This is part of a special program sponsored by Daily Cheap Reads – a great site for finding good books at bargain prices. Check the link starting May 8th. to find […]

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Don’t be a Victim

Posted by mcm0704 on August 11, 2010 |

The Media in Dallas has all been abuzz over remarks made by Police Chief David Brown to City Council  members.  Those comments were made during a  Public Safety Committee meeting while speaking about a reported 25 percent spike in sexual assaults so far this year compared to the same period last year. He pointed out […]

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I’m Officially Old

Posted by mcm0704 on October 12, 2009 |

The other day I mentioned to my husband that I hardly know any of the celebrities mentioned on entertainment shows or written about in the entertainment section of the newspaper. “I wonder if that is part of the official rite of passage for the Social Security set,” I said. He laughed and said he noticed […]

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