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Happy 10th Birthday, Peanut!

on March 31st, 2011 by mark

Can’t let the day end without the point of it all. 10 years ago tonight, Sue’s and my life changed forever as Shannon came into our lives. In many ways, we feel every second of those past 10 years–and in many ways, we don’t even know where the time went. The past two years of […]

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Sleepy Sleepy

on March 30th, 2011 by mark

I am laboring under lack of sleep which is my own fault. I did get diagnosed with apnea–and the night that I did the study was a particularly bad one, so they have me as “severe.” This is upsetting for a number of reasons. I just had a physical last month and all the numbers […]

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Flogging and Phlogging

on March 28th, 2011 by mark

This is sad. I just haven’t posted and I am very sorry for it. I need to post more and want to post more, but I’ve been swamped. I wrote this piece here after meeting and interviewing Michael Broggie the Disney writer. He was as nice and decent a man as he could be and […]

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On remembrance

on March 22nd, 2011 by mark

I keep a painting of Scoop on the wall in our bedroom over the bed. Each morning, I wake to see him there and each evening, I bid him goodnight. I doubt that this is healthy. In some ways, I question whether I should have the painting there, but it has become a comfort to […]

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I have nothing to say.

on March 20th, 2011 by mark

My life changed yesterday. I fell in love. No, not sweaty, lusty love with some 24 year old with bouncy hair and tight clothing. I’m rather in love with my wife. Nothing changed there. No, not that-thought it is another female. And a male, as well–it’s just that they’re not human. Inappropriate, you say? Yes. […]

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The Big Picture

on March 16th, 2011 by mark

The week is a pleasant one, pleasant enough. The dreck seems to be finally leaving the family after weeks of constant illness and sniffling, sneezing and the whole of it. March is interesting this year as it has had its cold days and its warmer ones. We seem to be cooling down again for right […]

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Aid to the Schnoz

on March 13th, 2011 by mark

I have never used a neti-pot and I don’t want to. The idea seems to be that you fill a pot with warm water and a kind of salt solution and then you take this poorly designed vessel, it looks like a genie’s lamp, and you “tilt your head” pouring the water through your nose, […]

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Happy Happy Joy Joy.

on March 12th, 2011 by mark

A nice Saturday and a rare one. I’m working tomorrow and I worked yesterday, but I get a break today and that makes me happy. Yes, I had to write a piece tonight-but I’ve already done the interviews and reporting. I just had to write the piece–you know, be creative. So, that’s what I did. […]

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Fast and Furious

on March 9th, 2011 by mark

Fast and furious now, folks. The work is rolling in and I’m still teaching a full-schedule. For now, it’s fine. And soon enough, summer will be here and it will be even more fine. After that? Well…let us cross that bridge when we come to it. The week is perilous. My dreck has, as feared, […]

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So Long, Farewell, Amen

on March 7th, 2011 by mark

So, first-a few housekeeping items. I cannot figure out why comments seem to have been shut off. I’m working on it and will continue to do so. If you’d like to comment–and are feeling the angst to rebel against something stupid I’ve said, drop me a line by hitting the contact button up top there. […]

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