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Whines and wines….

on January 31st, 2006 by mark

What a fascinating day. From students who don’t want to work (and I mean a lot of them!) to a wife who is leaving as I write this to go do a sleep study to see if she has apnea or some other sleeping disorder, to a daughter rapidly on the mend from the dreck, […]

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Rest for some….no rest for me….

on January 30th, 2006 by mark

The weekend was filled with the usual post-dreck things. I started getting better, the family started getting worse. Now, dreck has passed to Peanut and Sue and they are battling it as they can with Sue in full-blown mode, like I was, with antibiotics, etc. due to the sinus infection problem. Peanut still holds out […]

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The end of a semester…

on January 27th, 2006 by mark

My bread and butter comes from teaching high school English. It’s not time to loll about here and talk about how teaching made me a better writer (which it did) or how teaching got in the way of my writing career (it didn’t) or any other such nonsense. Rather, it is a simple moment to […]

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And now–for something more…..serious

on January 26th, 2006 by mark

Tonight, I heard from several friends with whom I’ve become acquainted electronically in Biloxi, MS. It is because of these contacts that I am reminded to pray for Grace–to ask for humility, to seek peace–and to offer what I can of myself to better things. How awful it is that we are burying, in the […]

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Dreck whine–and wine.

on January 25th, 2006 by mark

Well, it’s day 4 of the dreck just ending. I thought it was the dreck itself that was ending, but it made a bold comeback today which was none too welcome. Still, the bodyaches and general nastiness are gone. What I am left with is congestion which, if its energy could be harnessed, could launch […]

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Dinner and Whine…

on January 24th, 2006 by mark

From high atop my getting-well perch, I can see the dreck fading into the distance. Oh, sure, I still sound like I’m under water, but in general, I feel pretty good. Get tired pretty quick, but even so-I was able to take Scoop the Wonder Dog out for his rounds today. No big climbs or […]

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Dreck rising, rising…….fading….faaaaaading….

on January 23rd, 2006 by mark

Well, at least I hope it is. The dreck came on strong on Sunday morning with the fever dreams (though, atypically–no fever) and the aches, pains and what I have come to call the “eternal stretch…” This is where you just stretch out the old bod to see if what you’re feeling might just be […]

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The Crud is back–and with it, the dreck…

on January 22nd, 2006 by mark

Light posting this evening as I feel like dreck. It’s the first time I’ve felt so in some time, perhaps a year. I looked back at old blogs and don’t see any reference to it, except about a year and a half or two years ago, when Peanut was smaller and she used to get […]

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Let me divert your attention to…

on January 21st, 2006 by mark

My good friend Adam Mahler at the Untangled Vine, has got a couple of great posts up–one on terroir and one on his evening with Chef Chris Watson, with whom I too have become friends–through Adam, as it happens, discussing wine and food. It’s worth the read if you want to learn a bit more […]

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It's all about Taste

on January 20th, 2006 by mark

A fine Friday night out with Tom and Jayme, good friends of ours from church. We ate at Maria Bonita (no website! I have talked to Francisco. He says he’ll think about it). Maria Bonita was the first restaurant I reviewed for the Ventura County Reporter when I signed on as the food and wine […]

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