About Jackie M. (Mike) Brown

CONTACT: Western_Word@Yahoo.com I am a military veteran who honorably served my country in different parts of the world with the last stop being in Montana. I am a husband, a father, and I attend church regularly. I am also a college graduate, and I have worked and volunteered on several political campaigns (local, state, national). I have also been employed in various government positions (city, state and federal) as well as in the private sector. In my spare time, I enjoy sports, reading a good book, writing, and enjoying a fine glass of wine while visiting with friends around the fire.

Terrific News Tuesday

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down. – Wilson Mizner

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Day of Giving
  • Great Falls Polar Plunge
  • On the Road
  • Hello Dolly
  • My Cause My Cleats

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

Today I take a look at REAL ID, Dakota Access Pipeline, College Football, Kansas City Chiefs, and much more!

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The Sunday Message

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

There’s a movie that will be in theaters this March that seems pretty interesting. It’s called “The Shack” and it’s based on the 2008 book by the same name written by William P. Young.

Here is the storyline from IMDb:

After the abduction and assumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillip’s youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and has the suspicion it’s from God asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy’s accident and encounters what will change his life forever.

Here’s a trailer for the movie:

 

Have a great week!

 

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Caught My Eye…

The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. – Stephen Covey

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary on today include the University of Montana, Denise Juneau & UM, Sarah Palin & VA, Jon Tester & VA, TWW Christmas party, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. – Robert Kennedy

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of December! In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Taylor Swift, Victoria’s Secret, Steve Daines, OPEC, unemployment, Jon Tester, Tiger Woods, Nancy Pelosi, Big Mac, Steve Bullock, Montana Republican Party, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Zinke v. Tester, Hamlett & Taxes, & Sulu

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. – Dave Barry

It’s the last day of November and these items caught my attention for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Zinke v. Tester
  • The Taxman Cometh
  • George Takei

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Terrific News Tuesday

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. – Alexis Carrel

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • #GivingTuesday
  • Lolita Zinke
  • Miracle Baby
  • Powerball Jackpot

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