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Taking back Joy.

on November 28th, 2012 by mark

I have been suffering a bit of melancholia of late and combined with a brisk schedule, have not posted. It got a little worse than a visit from the “black dog.” I get that from time to time–but this was heavier. I needed a little help through it and consulted with my doc. Too much […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

on November 22nd, 2012 by mark

To one and all, Blessings and Peace and may God grant you the love and closeness of family and friends this Thanksgiving:

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Lincoln

on November 18th, 2012 by mark

My older brother and I occasionally engage in conversations about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Brother Doug is a Libertarian, fair to say, perhaps, a radical Libertarian. His view of the 16th president, and he is not alone in this view, is that Lincoln usurped power that wasn’t really his. He broke the Constitution […]

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Veteran’s Day-And we’re the ones standing down

on November 11th, 2012 by mark

The weekend has worked as we wished (alliteration in there, don’t you know…). Peanut continues to heal and get better apace. I’m pretty good now, though I could use a bit more rest–and I’ll get it with tomorrow off. Only thing on the agenda? Grading papers. Worked yesterday and today we went to a church […]

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Catching Up

on November 9th, 2012 by mark

Well…that was depressing. And it will be depressing for quite some time. I’m fine–and we will be fine, I think. But I’ll tell you, the fact that we voted for four more years of the same as the past two years, at any rate, concerns me. God help us–and I say that with all sincerity. […]

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