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I sort of became a writer…

on February 29th, 2008 by mark

When I wasn’t looking, that is. I’ve been freelancing for quite a while–for lots of different places–but the work was always far and few between. In the past year, though–things have really picked up and the publications for whom I’m writing are a surprise to me. The wine mag is great, and it gets busier. […]

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Breaking News

on February 28th, 2008 by mark

The fever seems to have broken. Of course it did. I went to the doctor and I went because it wouldn’t break. Chances are had I not gone to the doctor, the fever would not have broken–until I called to make the appointment. It’s like magic. Anyway, I have an ear-infection, though not all the […]

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4 days above normal

on February 27th, 2008 by mark

Well, that’s 4 days in a row with a fever. I’ve used all the chemistry there is to bring the thing down. It hasn’t gone above 100.8 in the past two days and the last time I took it, about an hour ago, it was somewhere around 99 and a half. Here’s the thing–I don’t […]

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"America is the Best Country in the World…"

on February 26th, 2008 by mark

The dreck is still around. I’ve got it, but it comes and goes. My fever is now below 100 degrees, though still not in the optimal range. I’m inclined to believe that at some point it will go up again this evening. If and when it does, I won’t want to write. When I spike […]

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As I write

on February 24th, 2008 by mark

The aches and pains, a cough that developed last night–all non-specific, all cursory. No sore throat, just a phlegmy cough. No specific area of pain–just achy, tired–worn out. After a day in which I didn’t do much. Well… So, tonight I am contemplating early to bed to see if I cannot shke this thing before […]

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Credit where credit is due

on February 23rd, 2008 by mark

Zach from Palermo found my post and commented. For this, I was greatly pleased. The purpose of a blog, after all, is to really dig into information. Kudos to Zach and his folks at Palermo coffee shop here in Camarillo for doing this. I need to state for the record that I still stick to […]

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Early and Late

on February 22nd, 2008 by mark

Palermo Coffee shop: 6:15 A.M. today: I began my day here in a shout out to days of yore when Edd and I would meet once a week for coffee and a bagel over at the New York bagel shop in on the other side of town, closer to Edd. I chose Palermo, but I […]

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on February 21st, 2008 by mark

Yessir, it was a fine and fabulous day. The rain fell a bit, but once we got in the park, it never rained hard. We rode rides, ate food, laughed, giggled, and generally enjoyed ourselves as we are wont to do. We love Disneyland and though Sue and I have gone back and forth about […]

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A few Questions…

on February 19th, 2008 by mark

Whew…we’re getting there. But working with people can be, well….working with people. It’s slow going. But we’re getting there (note..if you’ve no idea what this means, see the previous post). OK-where were we? A mental health day is in order—sometimes, you have to walk away from the bear altogether—and we’ll wake up, rain or shine […]

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The bleak morning

on February 18th, 2008 by mark

The problems with the yearbook and newspaper at the school continue to occupy me. There are many things that need to be done but most of all, obviously, I’ve got some re-vamping to do. However, what it all comes down to is that if my students don’t care, then it’s going to be hard to […]

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