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Milestones

on February 28th, 2006 by mark

I think it fair to say I’ve hit one. Longtime readers may note that I have long desired to publish a piece with TCS. This is one of the truly outstanding magazines on the web today–and widely read. It is real, honest, straight, intelligent thought from a variety of Libertarians and Center-Right Conservatives on a […]

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H.R. 710

on February 27th, 2006 by mark

Well, here it is. H.R. 710 is a bill being introduced in Congress by a Democrat from Ohio by the name of Kaptur (appropriate for a lib, yes?). I jest because I love. Now, I’ve read the whole bill which takes all of about 4 minutes or less. It’s a pretty straight forward idea. To […]

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Heads up, Foodies.

on February 26th, 2006 by mark

Adam Mahler is asking all us foodie writers to take a look at h.r. 710 (no link, yet) which would provide funding for a sort of nationwide network of farmer’s markets. I have not yet read the whole bill, but I intend to. Adam is a good friend, an honest soul and a deeply demented […]

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Jonathan's

on February 26th, 2006 by mark

I put up a post over at the brother’s site. Since I don’t handle too much in the way of politics here, it’s a nice outlet. May I humbly refer you to that site? Last night’s dinner with Tom and Jayme was a wild success. Jonathan’s continues to be perhaps the finest example of fine […]

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Weekend Wines

on February 25th, 2006 by mark

Woke up with an intense desire to enjoy a true Saturday. You know something’s wrong when you wake up with a whole day in front of you to do with as you please, and all you’re really thinking about is dinner. Such is tonight and I’m sure I’ll write more about it after it happens, […]

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Too tired…

on February 24th, 2006 by mark

To write much. There is good discussion on a couple of issues over at brotherblogger—and I urge you to check there. I commented on the UW flap over Greg “Pappy” Boyington and the Dubai Ports World hulabaloo as well. Enjoy your weekend–as I intend to unwind, destress–and smell the roses. Ask my students, they’ll tell […]

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Returning to my roots

on February 23rd, 2006 by mark

Have you forgotten that I’m a sommelier? Well, I haven’t, but I have been otherwise occupied. However, there are some things coming up worth mentioning: The World of Pinot Noir, chaired by Chad Melville of Melville vineyards is, I believe, next weekend–I cannot believe it’s already here. But I’ve been invited to one of the […]

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I could post, but….

on February 22nd, 2006 by mark

PBS is running Monty Python’s Personal best. And it’s far funnier and more witty than I could be…..so go watch.

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A Simply simple Tuesday

on February 21st, 2006 by mark

It is the witching time of year. Things have bogged down considerably at work–the seniors are now in full blown senioritis and are having a devil of a time caring about their work. Grades are falling, work is suffering, quality is disappearing. It’s sad. So, of course, goes my own mood already fouled up by […]

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Literary sense….

on February 20th, 2006 by mark

Sick kid, new puppies that visit here everyday (belonging to my sister-in-law–see below), rain, cold weather–life is not dull. It changes every instant. Sick kid is turning the corner, we think–and so hope that tonight is a better night for her than the two nights past. The usual stuffy head, runny nose, sneeze, cough, feel […]

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