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Last Day of July

on July 31st, 2012 by mark

It’s not that summer is over. It’s just…that it’s over. Well, sort of. I agree with Lileks. He’s always said that after fourth of July, it’s all down hill. So, last day of July-August upon us and I’m getting ready to be….sort of….busy again. I’ve been fairly busy. It was a two article day yesterday–for […]

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Cantankerous Complaint-Olympic edition

on July 30th, 2012 by mark

For the record, I thought the opening ceremonies for the Olympics were as assenein a thing as could be conceived. A celebration of the British national health service….seriously? That’s what they thought of? It was so stupid and so incredibly awkward that I felt bad for the organizers, until I realized that probably a vast […]

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Commitment

on July 27th, 2012 by mark

Man, has it been a week? Really? Well–what can I say. Busy. OK–not busy enough. Sore? Yes. Shoulder, neck–maybe some healing. Better tonight and today–noticed some lessened strain. We’ll see. Cool Pacific summer night. Breezes, wispy fog floating by–patio with a glass of wine after a light dinner. Parenting this week. 101. Kid rides horses. […]

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Weekend Update

on July 21st, 2012 by mark

Continuing to mend neck and shoulders–hopefully it will do so without serious medical intervention. Frustrating to have the ache and pain after five years. I injured it five years ago and it has, at times, acted up on me–but always goes away. Still waiting for this one to go away now, too. Saturday morning after […]

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Kids and Horses

on July 19th, 2012 by mark

I’m seriously looking back at blog posts a year or two ago and realizing how easy posting came. It’s not coming so easy these days and I don’t know why. Maybe because I’m writing a lot for different publications-and so I feel like I’m getting my writing jones in. Maybe because now with my neck […]

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Mark My Words

on July 17th, 2012 by mark

This moment will, thank God almighty, haunt the President. He is insufferably arrogant and in a way that makes him look clownish and buffoonish. “You didn’t build that…” will be his albatross–and it’s about time. Defeat this piker–get him off the world stage and save our floundering, sinking country. John Podhoretz is right. There’s simply […]

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Tapping Away

on July 16th, 2012 by mark

Up to no good, mostly–but working as much as I ever have. All of a sudden, picking up stories and deadlines. Good stuff. Neck and back continue their slow pace of healing. Pisses me off, frankly. Five years ago I injured my neck. Avoided surgery and did P.T. and it helped. So, I’ve been doing […]

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Tweeking Aright

on July 11th, 2012 by mark

OK, I admit it. The shoulder and neck are doing their summer thing–going out–and leaving me a bit sore at the end of each day. HavingĀ  a tough time sitting still to read and write, but I’ll give it a shot this evening. Good news–at least for me. For some time, the belts on my […]

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A New Wind

on July 7th, 2012 by mark

The deadlines started coming hot and heavy and I was busy these past couple of days. Nice to have a recuperative weekend now. Last night up to the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing with our great friends, the Streeters. Good show, good time and my friends, the Browns’ were sponsoring the […]

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Independence Day, 2012

on July 4th, 2012 by mark

I’ve been reading the blog of a year ago and find that I was in the same position then that I am now: Too much writing and this year, sleeping inconveniently in a Mt. Pinos camp has ruffled my neck and I’m sore. It should heal on its own–this happens nearly every summer, I’ve found […]

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