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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on February 6, 2015 |

Between the Winnsboro Center for the Arts and the Main Street Community Players in Sulphur Springs, Texas, I have been, and will continue to be very busy this month. We are planning a Mardi Gras party at the WCA, and at the theatre we are in rehearsals for a show to open early in March. […]

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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on September 8, 2014 |

First I want to invite you to visit the Bookbrowsing blog by PJ Nunn, where I am a guest today. I wrote about my experience collaborating on the mystery, Doubletake – the challenges and the fun.  Next, I’m excited to share some news from Terry Odell, author of several mystery series. I especially like her […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 21, 2014 |

I’m so excited. I received my first ever written review for a performance for my role as Big Mama in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The entire review is by Terry Mathews, the Arts Editor of the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, has some wonderful things to say about the entire cast, especially the actress who […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on June 7, 2013 |

We are looking ahead to a busy weekend. Some of our kids are coming out to celebrate my husband’s retirement from the Permanent Deaconate. He has served the church in many ways for 35 years, and is now ready to just sit in the pew like everyone else. We will also have an early Father’s […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on May 10, 2013 |

The most talked about news story this week has been about the Cleveland kidnap victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michele Knight who were allegedly subjected to years of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of suspect Ariel Castro. This happened in a populated area of the city, not in some remote rural area, […]

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A to Z Challenge – S is for STOP

Posted by mcm0704 on April 22, 2013 |

 In honor of Earth Day, I am switching from my theatre theme to write about something that is of great environmental importance. Those of you who have read my blog for some time know that I have written frequently about the XL Keystone Pipeline and all the reasons it is bad for our country. Even […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 22, 2013 |

Are we ready for a computer driven car? Google is apparently developing a self-driving car, as are a few other companies, and we can look forward to a time when a computer will handle all the driving tasks that we now perform. Some say a computer will be better at handling the thousands of decisions […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 8, 2013 |

Here’s some recent news regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline. Twenty-eight Vermont towns added their voices this week to the chorus of national and international; opposition to tar sands expansion by passing “tar sands free” and related tar sands resolutions in the past two days. This recent batch of local resolutions brings the total number to […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 1, 2013 |

This is the latest in the ongoing saga of the Keystone XL Pipeline vs the environment. The southern route of the pipline recently sprung a leak in Tyler County in Texas. The 20,000 gallon leak that contaminated the Neches River is the latest in a series of recent spills and leaks, and it was detected […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 18, 2013 |

This is the latest bad news regarding the XL Keystone Pipeline. Elizabeth Bast wrote in Oil Change International, “Emissions from tar sands extraction and upgrading are between 3.2 and 4.5 times higher than the equivalent emissions from conventional oil produced in North America.On a life-cycle basis, the average gallon of tar sands bitumen derived fuel […]

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