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For whom the Keyboard tolls…

on November 30th, 2007 by mark

See? I’m not the only one to whom it happens. And it really isn’t all that rare, either. But it is a discipline thing. On some level, I guess I’ve always known that and I try to impart that to my young charges. However, perhaps it is one of the truer ironies that teachers know […]

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Then again.

on November 29th, 2007 by mark

Whew. Friday is tomorrow. I suppose I’m like many people in that I don’t think it can come soon enough. Yet, there are aspects to my busy-ness that I rather like. I like the deadline pressure of the student publications. I mean, I really like it. I think I would have thrived as an editor […]

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More of the nothings, with humblest apologies

on November 27th, 2007 by mark

I love my home. But the inanity of it all does not escape me. We paid a LOT of money for this place and in the past year, that money has simply evaporated. When times were good and the corn was high, it was simple. We sold our house for far more than it was […]

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This is only a test.

on November 26th, 2007 by mark

Oh, this is just a test. You see a writer should be able to write even when he doesn’t want to write and part of me does want to. I’m just bitterly tired. 4 days of vacation and one day of back at ’em has proved a bit taxing. I’m a wuss, eh? Yes, I […]

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New article up

on November 25th, 2007 by mark

I didn’t know this one was coming out today. I wrote it some time ago and submitted it a couple of months ago. Well, here it is. And tomorrow, work should be interesting. But that’s OK. Sunday and the last day of Thanksgiving break. One month to go until Christmas break and a lot to […]

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Enchanting, indeed

on November 24th, 2007 by mark

Enchanted was enchanting and I’m probably the 8 millionth person to say that. It really is a film worth watching. What surprised me most was the tight and focused writing and the refusal to descend into derivative cliches while allowing itself to be derivative in a familiar and understated way. The casting was brilliant and […]

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Nothing Weekend

on November 23rd, 2007 by mark

The Thanks continue as I was able to spend last night with my oldest brother and tonight with my middle brother and his family. Doug was here along with his roommate, Scott, for Thanksgiving and tonight, we drove down to Downtown Disney to eat dinner with Jerry and April, Eric and Gabriel (my nephews–the niece […]

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Giving Thanks

on November 22nd, 2007 by mark

We give thanks to God. The blessings that are on my head are many. As many as the fluttering worries that I carry with me every day. My beautiful wife, my child, our home, our family, our Sofie who is now part of our family, our dog, our church, my life….these are things for which […]

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A long day's journey into night….or something like it

on November 20th, 2007 by mark

Physical terrorism. I call it that for a reason. Overdid it today, friends. And it shows. I’m sore, I’m tired. Sue has the flu, or something like it. Peanut had a friend over today. There was a faculty meeting that lasted an hour and meant nothing. There’s a deadline tomorrow for the yearbook and I […]

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Downtime

on November 19th, 2007 by mark

Medieval literature aside, I think the blog can survive without another review. Don’t know why I started writing reviews, I think it was more of a challenge than anything else. I love movies, always did as a kid and do now. For a while, while Peanut was a young toddler, movies just weren’t part of […]

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