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Ann McCauley is a Pennsylvania women's literature author, who wrote the books Runaway Grandma and Mother Love, both available for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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07/24/12
Dog Days of Summer
Filed under: General
Posted by: Ann @ 6:38 pm

My husband spent three hours watering plants and the lawn and then we had 24 hours of rain! I thanked him and gave him credit as the rainmaker. He didn’t think it was funny. Our day time temprature fell below 90 degrees and we can open our window at night again. Ahh… very welcome relief! On those hot humid days I had to coax our dog to go outside and we did all the big walks in the morning. It was just too hot.

We feel sad with the continuing smears on Penn State and Joe Paterno. He reported it to his superiors and did his job, yet he was fired in disgrace. He died of lung cancer, why can’t they let him rest in peace… and go after those he reported it to? Then the powers that be removed his bronze statue. Now the NCAA has rewritten history by voiding many of JoPa’s wins to annihilate his distinction as the winningest coach in college football. Does anyone really believe we can change what happened to anyone by saying it didn’t happen?? Enough is enough.

I read a real pager turner last week, Caught by Harlan Coban. Wow! my husabnd is reading it now and told  me he probably won’t be able to sleep until he finshes it! A surprise twist at the end which I always admire. Very few books ever surprise me…and he certainly did in Caught!

This week I read Shadow Tag by Louise Erdich, it is the book chosen by my book club for August. It is a  haunting fast paced story of a troubled marriage told with raw honesty. An American Indian couple who vowed to stop drinking and then kept drinking…”A fearless portrayal of a marriage in free fall.” -Voque

Last week we went to see the new Spiderman movie and it was surprisingly good. Last Saturday we went to see the new Batman movie. It was very long but well done, though not as interesting as Spiderman to us.

I was notified this evening that a piece I wrote yesterday about writer’s etiquette will be included in an upcoming Working Writer Newletter. I am honored and a bit thrilled. The name of the artilce is Good Manners are Never out of Style.

Till next time…keep reading!

Ann

One Response to “Dog Days of Summer”

  1. Melissa Says:
    I will never forget the manners video you sent to Jay and I when we were little… :) I would like a copy of the article you wrote about manners for old time’s sake!

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