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Lies, damned lies, etc.

on April 30th, 2007 by mark

End of the month which meant payday. One always looks forward to that and I find that I’m still very much a kid when I get a paycheck. I remember working jobs and getting paid and thinking that the coolest thing in the world. There are times it still feels that way. “They’re paying me […]

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Fire Melts Steel? Alert Rosie!

on April 29th, 2007 by mark

This story is a little un-nerving as I was just there a week ago and though I don’t think I went through this underpass, you could pretty much see it from our hotel. Apparently, the fire from the exploded tanker-truck was enough to melt the freeway structure which, of course, means it melted the metal. […]

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Weekend without aircraft…

on April 27th, 2007 by mark

A Friday has zoomed upon us and I am 2 days lacking in a post which is sad. There are reasons for the lacking-ness and I suppose it would be right and just to go into them, but it’s also boring and pointless, so I won’t. Making pitches to several mags with some interesting stories. […]

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Existential Angst

on April 24th, 2007 by mark

Quintessential to the experience of blogging is the feeling that you’ve something to say–even if it’s just to the three or four people who read your blog. So–as I write this, I want you to know that I have a lot to say…..a whole lot. It’s just that, it’s not really worth saying. I mean, […]

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A Good Night

on April 23rd, 2007 by mark

I’ve met a few of my heroes and idols in my life. I was in my late 20’s when I met Alex Lifeson of Rush. As a big fan of the band, it was an even bigger thrill when I wrote an e-mail to Geddy Lee (back in the days when he had a public […]

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Bay Area Recap

on April 22nd, 2007 by mark

Back home tonight after a true whirlwind of a vacation with Peanut up to the Bay area. Sue went up on Thursday morning, early for her conference. Peanut and I went up Friday night, catching a flight out of Burbank at 7:00 P.M. for the quick trip up. We were at the hotel around 8:30 […]

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Oakland/San Francisco

on April 21st, 2007 by mark

The obligatory post from the Bay Area with a relatively weak signal, but what the heck. A fine day in San Francisco in which Peanut and I rode her first cable car, took the ferry across from Oakland to San Francisco, saw the sea lions at Pier 39, went to the aquarium, saw the street […]

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Gains and Losses

on April 19th, 2007 by mark

It appears as though rain is coming, albeit late in the season, just in time for us to leave. Sue is already in Oakland for her conference and it is raining there–though not here yet. Weather.com is forecasting it–though it’s a pretty moderate storm, not huge. Peanut and I catch a flight to Oakland tomorrow […]

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Convenient Fiction

on April 18th, 2007 by mark

Got some time? Watch Steve Hayward’s response to Al Gore in part’s I and II of his film. It’s a pretty honest and devastating blow against those who believe that anthropogenic warming is happening with certainty.

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Virginia Tech.

on April 17th, 2007 by mark

It is not too much to say that I wouldn’t be blogging if it had not been for listening to Hugh Hewitt. It would not be too much to say that I would not be so completely and deeply involved in a Katrina Relief effort in Biloxi, MS without his advice and influence on how […]

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