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Happy 9th Birthday…Shannon

on March 31st, 2010 by mark

Every birthday is different and this one was fascinating. We’ve settled nicely into this routine for just a week during which we wake up before 7, grab some coffee and breakfast and head out the door to get Shannon to the Peck Thoroughbred Horse Ranch where she is taking a week-long camp learning to ride, […]

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3:00 P.M. Monday

on March 29th, 2010 by mark

The phone rang at 3:00 P.M. today. We’d been expecting the call since Friday, but realistically imagined it would not happen until tomorrow. We had hope, faith and trust that all was well. And so when Dr. Fung called and said he wanted Sue to come in to the office today after 4:00 P.M. and […]

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Peanut's 9th

on March 28th, 2010 by mark

Yesterday, we celebrated Shannon’s ninth birthday. Peanut no longer seems an appropriate moniker for my little girl, though I will probably refer to her as that from time to time. I remember so well writing about her sixth birthday in this house. She had a cold that week and still, we celebrated and her party […]

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Been there. Done that. Glad it's Over.

on March 25th, 2010 by mark

The week has been a roller coaster. There was so much provocation, so much work, so many things over which to worry and yet, all seems well enough. There were medical tests for Sue over a pain in her leg. Various scans have revealed nothing, thankfully and we are grateful for that news. But Sue […]

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Defeat is the only Recourse.

on March 21st, 2010 by mark

I’m not the first nor will I be the last to point out that the Democrats jumped off the cliff today. I rather hoped they would not and I thought that perhaps the fact that their constituents didn’t want them to was reason enough for at least a simple majority not to join in the […]

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Ends and Beginnings

on March 20th, 2010 by mark

I’m not going to go long here. Suffice to say that last summer, my brother and I set out on a project known as biorganicwines. The idea was good, but again, I’m not going to go long here and explain. The bottom line is we’ve now evolved into something entirely different and we continue to […]

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The Problem with The Princess and The Frog

on March 19th, 2010 by mark

When Disney’s The Princess and The Frog first came out, there were all kinds of pontifications. Many pundits thought it Disney’s best work, sublime, thoughtful and artfully crafted. Risky, said others. Other still said the film was racist. When it failed to show at the box office as intended, recriminations poured in. “This is proof […]

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Diffusion.

on March 18th, 2010 by mark

Green, purple and blue continue to lightly diffuse over my left thigh. They look like a bastard sunset, attempting to be attractive or at least unique. But really, they are simply these swampy, algae like two dimensional shades that range over my thigh and each day, they get a little more diffuse, a little less […]

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Purple Haze

on March 16th, 2010 by mark

Purple has stepped aside and green has taken over. Who knew that my left thigh would go green before I did? The bruise, the welt–all still there and it’s rather this sort of slow evolution. The leg didn’t bruise the first day except for a tiny spot. The lump came up immediately and appears as […]

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"Let it Begin…"

on March 15th, 2010 by mark

Purple tinges begin to adorn my leg on the upper left thigh. They are not wildly dark and blessedly so. The lump is there still, though I think smaller. The pain is there still, though I think better. I tried a walk with Scoop the wonderdog today and it wasn’t stellar. The weariness may have […]

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