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Still Arriving

on June 30th, 2010 by mark

As I say to good friend, Richard, frequently–“Give me leave..I am aweary.” And I am, too–right down to my toes. I sat here on the couch after supper (Laurie and I made homemade pizzas) wholly intending to get up and put a leash on Scoop and hit the sidewalk for a bit. Instead, I fell […]

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45

on June 28th, 2010 by mark

I shall turn 45 tomorrow and I await it with a bit of trepidation. It’s been a rough few weeks, nay, months (2 or so) with my neck and it’s bugging me now. A flare up of some sort, I guess. And I’m working hard for the paper, which I enjoy. And I’m taking care […]

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Happy Anniversary

on June 26th, 2010 by mark

Cool breezes blew in carrying wisps and finally thick bands of fog with them over San Luis Obispo last night. The day was sunny and bright and the temperature was near 80 degrees–but by dinner-time last night, the temperature was down well into the 60’s and the sky was gray enough to even look like […]

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A Banner Day

on June 24th, 2010 by mark

Just about finished with my first official book of the summer–though admittedly, I started this one earlier this month. I’m a slow reader. David Hackett Fischer’s Washington’s Crossing. It’s a real history book, a fine story that dispels some long held myths. Which ones? Well, I’m glad you asked. Turns out, Washington probably did stand […]

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Summer Hasn't Started

on June 22nd, 2010 by mark

One needn’t worry that summer is eating up time I don’t have. It’s eating up time I do have. Mostly. I’m keeping rather busy, actually, at writing for the paper and a few other gigs. It’s a nice change of pace, but it’s rudderless just now. I’m a routine oriented kind of guy and there […]

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Summer Drawers

on June 21st, 2010 by mark

My wife’s unique qualities draw me to her constantly. Truly, I’m humbled when I cogitate on knowing her for some 26 years now–married for 16 of those–and she still surprises me, still does things that make me drop my jaw. To wit: The father’s day gift this year was so needed, so utilitarian and yet […]

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The New Look

on June 20th, 2010 by mark

Alright, then–have at it. What do you think of the new look of the blog? Needed some updating, wanted to change things around a bit, new photo of me, new blog spaces, changed the content of the introduction, updated who I’m writing for, etc. Jason always helps me do this; inspires me really. He came […]

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Beach Camp

on June 17th, 2010 by mark

I’m sure I’ve mentioned that it is my wife who is a camper, not I. I’m more of a Camp Sheraton kind of guy. But these past couple of years, I have sought to indulge my wife’s joy of sitting in the dirt, sleeping on the ground and cooking chocolaty gooey treats by firelight while […]

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Independence

on June 14th, 2010 by mark

The first full day of summer vacation, as it were, for 2010. What conspicuous act did I participate in? Nothing. Nothing much at all. I got up early, as it happened, though largely unwillingly. Sue had to rush off to work this morning and that put me in charge. I’m actually happy about this if […]

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Friedman Isn't Even a Useful Idiot…

on June 13th, 2010 by mark

I want to be clear, as President Obama might say. Thomas L. Friedman seems a likable guy. I read his book “The World is Flat” and thought it quite good and certainly poignant. He is affable and smart, he is a fine writer. And he’s wrong almost all the time. In fact, sometimes, he seems […]

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