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Tuesday’s Alright.

on November 29th, 2011 by mark

Finished a deadline this evening and had some time left over. This is a rare pleasure, a joy that I will revel in. I make no secret of my love for this time of year. The traditions of it and my glorying in the freshness and wonder of it carry me back to my own […]

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Carry the torch No more.

on November 28th, 2011 by mark

Times they are a changing. Got a bout of thrush (yeast infection on the tongue) that came about as a result of a number of factors including a cold, etc. It’s on the run, now-but it’s taking another dose of fluconazole to do it and it’s just a pain. Meanwhile, the Thanksgiving break gave me […]

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Here I Am

on November 23rd, 2011 by mark

I went last night to cover a story about Victory Outreach Church in Oxnard, CA. I wasn’t prepared to¬† experience what I did. The story I wrote from it is here, and it’s clear enough as far as it goes. But these people reached out to me in ways I didn’t expect, either. To begin […]

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They lied again…

on November 22nd, 2011 by mark

Well, this just keeps getting better and better. It really does. Seems those whacky global warmists er climate changers have been at it again. Delingpole has all the details and as he often says…he’s right about it. Do read it. It’s funny. Other things to write about, but they deserve their own post and I […]

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Malthusian Enthusiasm

on November 21st, 2011 by mark

One has to love Steven Hayward. A researcher and writer, he posts at Powerline regularly and only he could make talking about Malthusianism cool. I’m just not nearly smart enough to sit here and deconstruct people like Steven Hawking and Achim Steiner (see Hayward’s piece linked above), but I have to confess–every time one of […]

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The Dreck continues

on November 18th, 2011 by mark

I am down for the count. Fungal infection in mouth and esophagus. Day-times aren’t so bad, but night-time, things get worse and I feel like hell. Hardly feel like writing, frankly. Irons in the fire, much to talk about with you all—but not tonight. For now, some vlogging for your pressure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t23x8C5KBr4

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The Dreck Cometh

on November 17th, 2011 by mark

Gentles, I beg for your forgiveness. I have a case of the dreck writ large. Voice is gone, throat is compromised–and here’s a fun thing–my use of nasal inhalers, while effective in keeping the schnoz open at night, have caused oral thrush–tongue burns, white film, whole thing. On meds–will heal. Takes time. Egad, but it’s […]

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Moving On

on November 13th, 2011 by mark

Between Friday and today, Sunday, I have met 7 deadlines. That’s a whopping number, quite frankly and here’s the best part: It feels pretty natural to me. I enjoyed it, while understanding the work was important if only because, quite simply, if I don’t write it, I don’t get paid. Period. Peanut has been “growing […]

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Just Chill

on November 8th, 2011 by mark

Cold. For here, anyway. Cold enough that we put a fire in the fireplace this evening. A little pasta, a little Qupe Syrah and Sue’s and Peanut’s homemade–gluten free, I might add–chocolate chip and cashew cookies. Perfect, I’d say. Worked too hard today. Actually taught in the classroom. It’s been happening more and more, actually. […]

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Before the Horizon

on November 2nd, 2011 by mark

November, November- a month I can get behind. There’s a lot to November. Thanksgiving, of course. It’s the big month for politicians–lots of voting in November. It’s the run-up to Christmas, too. Doesn’t feel like it yet, though major retailers are wishing it would. But the fact is, it’s November and time to turn our […]

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