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Calming the Savage….

on June 30th, 2007 by mark

My friend Michael, who no longer really blogs–wrote his most recent post (about as long as my last post) about the band Porcupine Tree. I first got introduced to this band by listening to Transatlantic. Their guitar player formed up with the keyboard player for Spock’s Beard, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater and Pete Trewavas […]

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On the Mend

on June 27th, 2007 by mark

Feeling better, though the voice has not returned. This is seen by my family as a good thing: Can’t yell at Peanut, can’t talk back to the wife—hmmmm….maybe there’s room for this laryngitis thing in our lives…. A grand and parental day as Sue was off to work and I held down the fort. I […]

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Labeling

on June 26th, 2007 by mark

I am a labeler. This angers some of my friends. They think I’m too willing to pigeon-hole every aspect of life. Perhaps there is some validity there, but in the end, labeling makes me feel better. If I know a thing by its name–I can control it a bit better. I remember Ursula LeGuin’s The […]

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Summer suffering

on June 25th, 2007 by mark

Oh gentles, I suffer. How I suffer. Neck’s getting better….but really, really slowly. Then, after all the train caca and vacation stuff, I apparently picked up the crud. Voice is gone, temperature is up, ear hurts, coughing, sneezing, you name it. And such is the case that my suffering leads me not so much to […]

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Vacation Phlog 07

on June 23rd, 2007 by mark

So, if you’ve read the last few posts then you know about the transportation nuances that make train travel in Southern California kind of a drag–and you know about the delay we had because Peanut wasn’t feeling well after 36 hours at Disneyland–and you know about arriving home and what a great time we had….so […]

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Vacation Posts coming!

on June 23rd, 2007 by mark

Well, after the one-day delay saw Peanut improve remarkably, we embarked on our 5th excursion to San Diego–and Peanut’s 4th (I think) trip to Sea World–a place she loves as much as she loves Disneyland. We took Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner for the second time and it turns out to be a decision we lament. As […]

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Jiggety Jig

on June 22nd, 2007 by mark

We Storer’s pack a great deal of vacation into a short amount of time. This probably all started because Sue and I, pre-Peanut-would take lots of weekend trips. It was almost like a pastime for us to simply get in the car and go somewhere for a weekend. Those days are gone, of course, as […]

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Vacation Delay…

on June 19th, 2007 by mark

Perhaps it was inevitable. One cannot live on less than 8 hours of sleep while walking the equivalent of a marathon, swimming, running, climbing, riding–all of it—without a price when one is six years old. So it was that this morning began inauspiciously with a 5 A.M. seal bark from the Peanut’s room. She got […]

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Still 'Vacationing.'

on June 18th, 2007 by mark

Pardon, gentles, all–but vacation time is upon us and updating is not what it should be. I am considering not bringing the laptop along when we leave for tomorrow’s vacation, though I’m still not sure. We are just back from an overnight to Disneyland and sleep was in short supply. We’re all overly tired and […]

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