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New Year…New Resolve

on December 31st, 2006 by mark

Warning: The following is decidedly political, which is not my norm for this site. But then, it’s my site–so, there…Besides, the opinions written here are not just opinions, but actually pretty well researched and linked. Read the links, I ask you, even more closely than you do my writing–for in them you will see the […]

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Finding Hope

on December 29th, 2006 by mark

The back is mending, albeit not mended. I drove down to Burbank Bob Hope Airport today to pick up the big brother and that might not have been the wisest choice. However, I felt I could do it. Walking is a little easier, but I am still mega-sore..and if I walk in the wrong way, […]

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Backing out…

on December 28th, 2006 by mark

The event of climbing on to the bed should have presented no obstacle, really. There should not have been any reason to think about the act, come to think of it. I am man. I want remote. I go and get remote. This is what men do–it is a time honored tradition. Before remotes, it […]

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Quietly…

on December 27th, 2006 by mark

I never left the house today. I drank no wine, I did have a beer, but I cleaned the house and watched Peanut and her friends as they played and I made them lunch. I watched T.V., surfed the net, petted the dog, cleaned out the mini-van and generally did little of anything serious. And […]

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On the day after Christmas, my true love gave to me…

on December 26th, 2006 by mark

Well, Peanut got pretty sick and by Christmas morning she had a 102 degree temperature. She was pretty miserable and it explains why she wasn’t up chomping at the proverbial bit on Christmas morning. I ended up waking her up. Oy. It’s been a great holiday with my brother showing up on Christmas eve around […]

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Merry Christmas!

on December 25th, 2006 by mark

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Light Posting

on December 24th, 2006 by mark

Christmas eve and all is….not quite well. 5:00 A.M. wake-up call from a barfing child. Something didn’t sit right, or she has a virus or something. A little puking, a little headache, a lot of tired….she’ll be home from church this morning and hopefully by this evening, be well enough to attend the evening services. […]

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Home again….

on December 23rd, 2006 by mark

Home in time for dinner from vacation. Let me say this unwaveringly–Southwest Airlines is truly a great company and they have my business. Yes, it’s true–we were an hour late in arriving to Phoenix—things happen and flying isn’t always a lot of fun. But as I have said previously, these guys know that–and they don’t […]

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The Web of Family

on December 21st, 2006 by mark

Sigh… Vacation ending. A sad time, really–but also a time to reflect on a few days of fun and frivolity–marked most importantly tonight again by….silence. Peanut invited herself back over to her grandma’s house and grandma has a full house tonight with Peanut and her two cousins, all staying the night…She likes it there better […]

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Scottsdale, AZ

on December 20th, 2006 by mark

Shhh…..we’re being quiet because we’re neurotic parents waiting for the phone to ring. Peanut went off to sleep at grandma’s house! No, we cannot believe it either but there it is. She’s there and we’re here and we’re simply enjoying the time together on vacation. Profoundly, of course–determinedly–we simply don’t want the phone to ring. […]

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