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Sometimes, I even scare myself…

on April 29th, 2009 by mark

I suppose in one way or another, everyone is paying attention to the spreading, indeterminate, ethereal ghost commonly known as the swine flu, which may or may not have anything to do with pigs, if you read enough stories. And if you read enough stories, you’re either panicking, or not worried. The media doesn’t leave […]

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In Vino Veritas

on April 28th, 2009 by mark

I keep reading good wine blogs and secretly pining that I had the ability to be so focused. I used to run a wine blog. I called it winedude and I wrote about wine, lo and behold. But it bored me. I got rather tied down to just wine and so I let my blog […]

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Go Away

on April 26th, 2009 by mark

I’ve been working on a piece for the agricultural magazine and it’s a lot of fun to write. Problem is, it’s too much fun and a 1,000 word piece has quickly become a 1600 word piece and I think that might be too long. I know that as a journalist, even in magazine pieces, the […]

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Dog Tales

on April 23rd, 2009 by mark

Scoop is beginning to limp again. Faithful readers here will note that in December and January, a limp from the dog began an entire odyssey in which Scoop grew gravely ill. We spent a great deal of money diagnosing and treating him. The medications he was prescribed seemed to work and all was well. I […]

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An hour of What might have been…

on April 21st, 2009 by mark

Just back from a city Planning Commission meeting. I’m writing about it for the paper as the city has just completed what is known as its “housing element.” That is essentially a general plan for housing growth in the city. Camarillo being a rural community, there are several advocacy groups that are seeking to make […]

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This is the Life…

on April 19th, 2009 by mark

We got home late from Arizona after two days of working vacation. For the girls, it was relaxing for me, less so–but still I enjoyed myself. I attended the Journalism Education Association Convention and there were things I learned there that were truly enlightening. I got a lot out of it. Meanwhile, the trip across […]

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Rising from the Ashes

on April 16th, 2009 by mark

Phoenix, AZ-From here this evening. Sue, Peanut and I drove over yesterday for a short break cum working vacation. I have a few seminars here at the Journalism Education Association convention and I also have family here. Brother Jerry set us up at a beautiful Best Western Hotel (he works for the corporation) in North […]

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The Past Two Months

on April 14th, 2009 by mark

The first time I remember it happening, I was in my 20’s and was prone to anxiety attacks. I still am, though in recent years I’ve had an easier time warding them off and rationalizing my way out of them. Still, they can creep up-as they did in the last couple of months. Various things […]

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Shockwave

on April 12th, 2009 by mark

I had no plans to post, but I have to. I’m moved by events of this day, Easter Sunday, a day in which we Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It seems odd to celebrate another event today in which decisive action was made and men were killed–but, I maintain their deaths were necessary […]

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Happy Easter

on April 12th, 2009 by mark

He is Risen…. He is Risen Indeed…

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