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Happy Birthday, Peanut

on March 31st, 2009 by mark

A good visit with the doc today. Got some reassurance on my stress related symptoms and issues. He’ll run a quick test just to be sure no damage has been done (he’s confident it hasn’t and says the test is more for my reassurance than anything…) and we’ll go from there. I’m happy about it. […]

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Mark as a confessional writer

on March 30th, 2009 by mark

I am working on the letting go of stress. I find that once I have crossed that threshold (and I crossed it, unfortunately) of letting the stress become a part of everyday life, it turns to anxiety and then it simply feeds on itself. Whatever I was stressed about–and that’s all in posts below–is mostly […]

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Stressed. Out. Letting. Go.

on March 27th, 2009 by mark

The comments from friends and family below have had a sobering effect. There is much truth in what they write–that ultimately, a leap into the Libertarian party is a leap into a world-view that must be adhered to. Scott in particular pointed this out–that Libertarians, even more than Dems or Reps are “my way or […]

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Has the Time Come?

on March 26th, 2009 by mark

I think the answer to that question is entirely based on whether or not I want to admit the truth. The truth is we are in the midst of a great upheaval in republican (note the small “r”) politics. Democracies are in the throes of radical and fundamental changes. At their core, they are shifting […]

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Words and Wine

on March 25th, 2009 by mark

Well–the tooth is a bit better. Still sore from all the drilling, digging, needles and the like. A busy day in which I did a bit of marketing work and then wrote an article on a most complicated issue for Decanter. I’m hoping they publish, we shall see. It seems the European Community likes to […]

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Little Shop of Bad Teeth

on March 24th, 2009 by mark

Yes, gentles, that was me today. It started during second period this morning–or really, before that. I had a crown put in some weeks ago and it never really “gelled” you know? It was never really comfortable and I had trouble chewing, lots of sensitivity, etc. Well-this morning, it rather came to a head when […]

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I Miss Bill Clinton

on March 21st, 2009 by mark

It would simply be too cliche to say I told you so or that I knew this would happen. I cannot go there, I think. Yet, I marvel right now, particularly among my left-leaning friends with whom I work, how blissfully unaware they are of the serious gaffes, problems, serious signs of incompetence and downright […]

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Sue's big day.

on March 19th, 2009 by mark

All is pins and needles and propriety as we await word of Sue’s first interview. She has another one tomorrow and maybe another one next week. Hard to tell at this point what may come of it–except that she felt good about today’s interview–on top of the world, actually. When she had time to reflect […]

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Change in the Weather…

on March 18th, 2009 by mark

If you read this–and you’re a layman like me, it’s got to be clear that it makes no sense, doesn’t it? This article discusses a British explorer team in the North Pole who have been stranded by extreme cold and bad weather. Supply planes could not get to them after trying three times and being […]

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3:00 A.M.

on March 17th, 2009 by mark

I awoke at 3:00 this morning, unable to sleep very well. I don’t mind waking at 1:00 or even 2:00, but 3:00 A.M. is a real drag. It is so because it’s a long way until morning, and last night is a distant memory. It’s no man’s land in terms of times of day… I’m […]

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