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Stars fall

on May 31st, 2006 by mark

Michael says I need a break. I agree. But I’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think they need a break. I long for quiet long nights, actually–right here in front of the computer screen. Something about sitting in the glow of the cathode ray (that sounded good–I honestly don’t know if computer […]

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A Hodge Podge

on May 30th, 2006 by mark

Oy. Walking out the classroom door, talking to my pal Ron and his International Student/”daughter” from Germany. Sidewalk kind of lips off to the left and about an inch down into essentially a dirt siding. I walked there–I slipped. One inch. Twisted, turned–and back went straight out. I jarred so hard, Ron even looked at […]

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A memorable day indeed.

on May 29th, 2006 by mark

I hate the word, “phase.” But as I am a parent, it is a word to which I’ve grown accustomed. Our daughter is in one and it is hard. We tucked her into her bed 5 times tonight–and 5 times she got out. We think it stems from last weekend when we went away for […]

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…

on May 28th, 2006 by mark

I’ve been exhausted, quite literally, all weekend. Spent, I believe, is the other word. Lack of sleep–unfocused sleep, sleep that gets interrupted by either exterraneous or internal issues. This is not exhaustion from working too hard–or doing too much. This is the exhaustion of one who, in need of sleep, gets none. And the result […]

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"Find a grave…"

on May 27th, 2006 by mark

I read this piece this morning and thought it a good idea. If I can, I am going to go and find the grave of a former student of mine–Michael Diraimondo. Mike was killed in Iraq when the Blackhawk helicopter he was on was shot down. He was a sweet kid and I remember his […]

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Not much to see here….

on May 26th, 2006 by mark

I was offered and accepted a new job at the high school in which I will be running the student newspaper. I already run the yearbook and now, I’ll have these two major publications under my facilitation. The stress levels that come with both are high and I am already aware of it, but in […]

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The Da Vinci Code

on May 23rd, 2006 by mark

Part of last weekend was spent watching the Da Vinci Code at the old Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo. This one screen theater, circa 1940’s, has some beautiful old design work right down to the ticket kiosk in front of the building. It is there that we chose to watch Ron Howard’s latest offering. […]

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So much wine…so little…good writing.

on May 22nd, 2006 by mark

So much good wine to discuss. I neglected Treana and Austin Hope in last night’s post. Treana has been one of my favorite wines for some 5 or 6 years now. The place further piqued my interest when my friend Barbara Smith, with whom I’d been in contact at Wild Horse Vineyards when she worked […]

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Post event Posting

on May 21st, 2006 by mark

I attempted to raise this up on the site last night when we got back here to the hotel, but as with most-ah hem—lower rate hotels, the wireless Internet system here is hit and miss. So rather than wait to write, I wrote it this morning while quietly sipping coffee in the hotel room. I’ve […]

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San Luis Obispo

on May 19th, 2006 by mark

From there, then. Tonight, we are traveling with our friends Scott and Jen Wolfe and headed to the Paso Robles Wine Festival tomorrow and Sunday. Peanut’s with Aunt Laurie and we are here late, so not much to post. We’re looking forward to the weekend. I’ll blog about the event here–and I’m writing for my […]

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