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Making Do

on November 30th, 2010 by mark

I had the opportunity to interview Dave Rosner tonight. He’s a fascinating guy with a lot of depth, a great story and he’s seriously funny. If you don’t know who Dave is, go here. He’s a comedian, a Marine, an observant Jew, a Conservative, a whole bundle of contradictions and he’s just great to talk […]

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Decoration Day

on November 27th, 2010 by mark

At the Storer mansion… From Our family…to yours…

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The Next Three Days

on November 27th, 2010 by mark

Russell Crowe smoulders and slow burns better than just about any actor working, past or present. It is for this reason that whatever movie he makes, I go and see it. Robin Hood got panned, but I saw it and loved it. I thought it was a fine prequel to the original story and it […]

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A dreck filled Holiday

on November 26th, 2010 by mark

Full blown ear infection, cold, sniffles, cough, the works. No fever–thank God. But feeling punk. First time in a year. It’s been a great weekend. Dad, Joanne, Doug and his fiance, Katie, Katie’s parents, Sue and Aunt Laurie’s brother Herb and his brother-in-law, Chris-all here for dinner. Good times. Had Thanksgiving dinner part two tonight. […]

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On Politics and Palin

on November 23rd, 2010 by mark

I’d posted an open letter to Sarah Palin here the other night, but I took it down; not because of anything I wasn’t happy with, not because I didn’t believe every word of it. I did so because I felt that I didn’t want to go political just now. But, I think I’ll put the […]

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Change in the Weather

on November 20th, 2010 by mark

Rained some today, but certainly not the rain we were warned about–the rain we were told would destroy our hopes and dreams, pouring pestilence from a leaden sky. That’s the way the Weather Channel and Weather.com described it anyway. “SEVERE WEATHER ALERT!” Yeah. Purdy darn severe, there folks. Why, it was wet and everything. I […]

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Beware: Sappy syrupy-ness ahead.

on November 19th, 2010 by mark

I slept a sleep last night that was delightful. I didn’t wake up for a long time. Normally, you’d think that would be…well…normal. But I am a habitually light sleeper most of the time (though admittedly not all) and I awaken easily and frequently. There are nights, however, like last night where that was not […]

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1 step up, 2 steps back

on November 18th, 2010 by mark

I was on deadline again tonight and it was a poignant story. I’ve written about it before and to preserve my own sanity, I’ll not revisit the subject again. We have become those people we hear so frequently about these days. Sue, who is a consulting dietitian with her own neat little practice and a […]

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Coming up for Air

on November 17th, 2010 by mark

Coming up for air on a Wednesday night. It has been a slammed and busy couple of days and by the time I get ready to post, it’s close to 11:30 and I’m just too crispy done to foment a revolution in print. It is the time of year–I crave brussel sprouts, especially my wife’s […]

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