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Predictions and Posts

on April 25th, 2012 by mark

I am going to make a quick descent into politics for the sake of posterity. Bill Kristol wrote this article that appeared yesterday in the Weekly Standard online. I thought this before Kristol wrote it. Yes, I know what the polls say–but the Rasmussen poll, the most accurate of voting trends to date, has Romney […]

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I got Nothin’

on April 23rd, 2012 by mark

It has been a deadline rich weekend and I actually move into the week with a little more room to breathe than I had on the weekend with the exception of it being Star testing week–the inevitable high stakes testing regime that maddens us all is upon us. I have embraced it and will use […]

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The Drop-off

on April 17th, 2012 by mark

Teaching is always hard this time of year. I’ll not for a moment deny it–it appears the kids are done–some two months early–and they don’t want to work anymore. Knowing the trouble teachers have gotten into talking about their charges on blogs, I’ll refrain from making any pointed comments. Suffice to say–they’re done. Some were […]

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Closer to Home

on April 14th, 2012 by mark

Friday was fine as it always is. But having the Picards, friends of ours, over for dinner meant over-much wine. And I paid a price for that I’d rather not have paid today. All day was a kind of cobwebbed and hazy fog of general lowliness. Up later than usual, more breakfast than usual to […]

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A-jumble, atwitter and Asleep

on April 12th, 2012 by mark

Oh gentles, it is not for lack of anything to say. Humblest of apologies, mea culpa. Easter was grand and delightful at the Perez family’s house. Dear friends we’ve known for years. We go to the same church and they’re one of the reasons I have hope for raising a child. Randy and Janel are […]

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Happy Easter!

on April 7th, 2012 by mark

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Art, flowers and corned beef

on April 4th, 2012 by mark

I have been pummeled by my daughter’s cold and it seems to be a bit angrier with me than it was with her. This could be because she’s 11 and I’m 46. Or, it could be because I have some sort of mutant version. I hope not. But it didn’t stop us from taking a […]

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Story dogs

on April 2nd, 2012 by mark

A revamp of the “About Mark” part of the blog because I finally was able to put into direct words what it is I do–and what it is I care about. Today I was able to do a great deal of story-telling, indeed. The newspaper editors have been kind enough to give me a few […]

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Halleluiah

on April 1st, 2012 by mark

Shannon turned 11 yesterday and so raucous and fun were the frivolities that I neglected posting about them until this morning. I also worked yesterday, covering two different stories, writing one and saving the other for today, so I rather managed my time and by the time the evening was ended, Doug and Katy going […]

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