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A Bit More Politics

on April 30th, 2008 by mark

Now, I have to admit, I was not prepared for the argument. Down below, on a recent McCain post, I had a good dialogue going with my pal Marc. Even brother Jerry pitched in and we all found common ground to talk and where we disagree, we agreed to do so. Marc runs left of […]

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Another Disney Day

on April 29th, 2008 by mark

I am truly in awe of yesterday and I apologize for the lack of posts. Home around 9:00 PM from Disneyland and I pretty much went straight to bed. It was about 90 degrees down in Anaheim yesterday, but truly, it was not unbearable. The crowds were down and we were able to navigate the […]

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Three Columns More

on April 27th, 2008 by mark

I’m afraid today was a three column day, gentles with all of the pieces dealing with wine. I did two pieces for WCTW and one for The Best of Everything and I’m rather tapped out. I got political on you last night, so I’ll refrain this evening. Tomorrow is supposed to be a little cooler, […]

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McCain is Right

on April 26th, 2008 by mark

Hugh Hewitt pointed to Jim Geraghty’s response to the tapes of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He is, of course, Barack Obama’s Pastor. Hewitt has pointed out in recent weeks that in Obama, we are not dealing with a left-leaning Senator, but in fact a Chicago radical socialist who is as elitist as they come. I […]

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More on less

on April 25th, 2008 by mark

I just finished traffic school and passed the test with 94 percent. It isn’t perfect, but it will do. I have to say I rather like the online traffic school. I must sheepishly admit that this is my second time taking it. My previous experience was based on a speeding ticket I got coming home […]

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Still busy-Read George Instead!

on April 24th, 2008 by mark

I am afraid it is another short night, gentles. My deadlines are piling up–and one of them, unfortunately, is traffic school. I’m taking it online and it’s not bad, but it is time consuming and a lot of work. So, tonight is part four, the penultimate chapter and I’m almost there. I read this today […]

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on April 23rd, 2008 by mark

Yes, by the way–I am aware that the advertisement isn’t fitting exactly right. I have my best people on it and will resolve soon. Meantime, you’ll note the ad itself is a new feature. Told you things were changing. I’m part of the Forbes Blog network, now–and I’m excited about it. I don’t know that […]

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Simple is Better–new digs

on April 22nd, 2008 by mark

Nick Fisher knows how to do wine. He opened up a small wine shop a few years ago in Ventura. The idea was simple…low overhead, a kind of small wearhouse look to it, no ambiance, no frills and no advertising. Just wine on the shelf, high product turnover and low prices. He got so good, […]

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Going and Going Fast

on April 21st, 2008 by mark

As I write this, I’m online taking traffic school. Yessir, I earned a ticket at the end of March when, exiting the 5 on Hollywood Way at the Burbank Airport, I saw my mom’s plane. Yes, that’s what I wrote. It’s one of the joys and the things I love about Burbank Airport that it […]

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Thela Hun Jingeet

on April 19th, 2008 by mark

I swear to you that sometimes on days like today, I feel like a King Crimson Lyric. Up with the sun on the phone to a total stranger talking about my mortgage. Didn’t sleep, trapped by decisions I made that I knew at the time I shouldn’t, but did. Consequences I can live with, but […]

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