Tracy S. Morris

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A Message From the Founder of Mother’s Day: Stop Celebrating Mother’s Day

   You have to feel sorry for Anna Jarvis.  All she wanted to do was honor her mother.  Instead she ended up creating her worst nightmare.  Like all of us, Anna had a mom, and her mother had big ideas.  Anna’s mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis believed that mothers had the power to make the […]

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Just in Time for the Avengers!

This is ironic. My last post was about how I don’t watch much TV, and now here I am blogging about a media tie-in project.  Maybe I shouldn’t have stated that I don’t watch much TV.  Instead I’m selective about what I watch.  Yeah. That’s the ticket. Because Of that sweet, sweet tie in money Avengers coming […]

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In Which I Dust Off My Soapbox

Recently it’s been called to my attention that a certain subset of people out there believe that any woman who has had a C-section isn’t a real mother.   Now I’ve generally got a very live-and-let live attitude in life.  If you want to go around believing the world is flat, or you want to […]

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Have We Learned Nothing From Jurassic Park

The other day I read that scientists are putting genes from an extinct woolly mammoth into elephant cells to recreate the long-extinct species.  Because? Science! I guess.  The scientists doing the research say that they hope to expand the territory of existing elephants out of reach of humans so that they don’t go extinct.  Then […]

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 More Super Heroes than a DC Reboot 

Midsouthcon is one of the first conventions that I ever went to along with Rockcon in Little Rock.  Rockcon is gone, but Midsouthcon is still going strong.     I’m more familiar with literary conventions in Oklahoma and Texas.  Midsouthcon has quite a bit more competitive, high-caliber costuming.  The hall costumes are amazing and the […]

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They’ve Given Wonder Woman Back Her Pants.  Pop Some Popcorn and Let’s Enjoy the Fanboy Rage.

It looks like Wonder Woman is getting yet another new costume change.   But not everyone is happy about things.  Some comics creators are out there giving us their humble opinions about why the costume dosen’t work for them. First up: J Scott Campbell, who wrote: “I  gotta say, shoulder pads, especially big bulky metal ones […]

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My Dirt, Let Me Show It To You.

One of my early happy memories is planting potato eyes in the soft dirt of my Grandpa’s garden. Now that I’m no longer on the farm, I love the idea of a garden, but I’m basically lazy. I like to plant things, but I hate weeding. A couple of years ago when I only had […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: The Custody Battle on the Mayflower

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s a little odd to revisit the pilgrims. But I ran across this story that seemed like something out of a Gothic novel. We all have this idea of the first Thanksgiving. It was the Pilgrims and Indians Native Americans and turkey. But that’s about the extent that most people […]

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Oh Look: Christmas Li-HULK SMASH!

So about three weeks ago, hubby and I went to a bonfire.  On the way home we drove past a house with georgeous Christmas lights. Me:Really?  We haven’t even gone Trick-or-treat yet! Hubby: I think you may have some unreasonable rage about this. Me: TRACY SMASH! Hubby: You see? That right there is what I’m […]

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Santa’s Creepy Little Spy

This sounds like the premise of a horror movie: It watches you when you sleep, and reports back to it’s superiors.  It has a creepy little manequin head, and people aren’t supposed to touch it.  It never moves when you are watching it, but every morning, it’s in a different position. I’m not talking about […]

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