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Soaring Spring

on March 29th, 2012 by mark

One of those evenings I’ve come to love. Pink and purple hues across the horizon blending as tufts of cloud dally with the ground in the distance and rise, gray and ominous, white and cotton-laden and like wisps of steam come and go with the dappled and fading sunlight. It’s spring. It’s glorious spring–even in […]

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Spring flowers

on March 25th, 2012 by mark

Health scare. Again. This time me. Things were swelling that shouldn’t be. Sensitive areas. Worry and fear. Lack of sleep. Serious soul-searching and wondering. Went to doc… Doc says not to worry. The things that are swollen do that sometimes and the way they are swollen is not a worry to him. Give it time, […]

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Righting the Ship again.

on March 18th, 2012 by mark

The world has turned on its head the last week or two and I’ve been playing a lot of catch up. The IRS wants its pound of flesh and the financial strapping that comes at this clove of seasons, my very favorite time to talk of weather and landscapes and enjoy some kind of peaceful […]

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Hope

on March 14th, 2012 by mark

The sunsets in late winter early spring in So. Cal are beautiful. Crisp, sharp breezes kick up blowing wisps of cloud through orange and blue hues across a painted sky. Spring, as I will carry with me forever from a former student, Jake Parres who was in my ¬†junior English class 12 years ago, is […]

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What Counts…

on March 11th, 2012 by mark

I had Friday off and this was a boon to the psyche. Mind you, a booned psyche can be a dangerous thing. Especially in my volatile psychological state. Allow me to illuminate: I had come to my mid-life crisis honestly and with verve. Sell the car. I’ve owned it since 2005 and it’s been good […]

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Michael, William and me.

on March 6th, 2012 by mark

And we’re on to a Tuesday…the roll call of the week is always a bad way to start a blog entry. That’s like starting your essay, “The Scarlet Letter is an American classic…” Yeah. Whatev… But it isn’t a ho-hum day at all, actually. There’s just so much going on that my energy level is […]

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The horse lesson

on March 3rd, 2012 by mark

March comes in and it’s hard to believe. Peanut will be 11 at the end of this month. The years have rolled on like a dream and raised the specter of growing older, but prospering in their wake. Today, a day after the Santa Ana winds blew through and wiped away sharp edges and pointed¬† […]

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