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Loss, Grief and Life.

on February 24th, 2013 by mark

I have somehow stumbled into a Sunday evening without feeling like I had a weekend. Sue was on a retreat and I was home with the girls. Except when I wasn’t. Two assignments yesterday, one today and a number of other smaller things I had to do kept me hopping. Sleep is always a bit […]

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Flying through February

on February 18th, 2013 by mark

Letting go of the weekend will be difficult. Three days where I didn’t honesty work that hard. I did a story on Saturday, one today–and I graded about 70 papers for school today, but it went quickly and it wasn’t taxing. Sleep was in short supply last night. My own fault. Oh, I’d love to […]

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Chile Chili

on February 16th, 2013 by mark

I have not added up the photos and sound yet for the rocket launch. That’s largely because I’m lazy–or rather, I’m swamped with 100 other things and by the time I get to the computer, the last thing I want to do is….well….work. So the weekend comes with Conni off in Hawaii for a few […]

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Skyward

on February 11th, 2013 by mark

In 1981, my friend Kim Neufeld and I went with his dad, Quent Neufeld, a CBS News producer, to Edwards Air Force Base to watch Columbia land on the dry lake bed after its second mission. Like John Adams’ election, the first peaceful transfer of power in the west, Columbia was returning to earth for […]

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Rising Up

on February 10th, 2013 by mark

A three-day weekend is always cause for celebration and this is no different. But this weekend seems even more poignant. That’s Jarvis Streeter in the tan jacket. He’s my friend, a professor of religion at California Lutheran University. He married Sue and me and his wife, Susan took the shot. That’s Ernie and Jean Sandlin […]

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Diets

on February 3rd, 2013 by mark

Mild skies, fretted here and there with clouds and temperatures reminiscent of spring-time, not winter, have settled in for February. The rhythm of the year rolls into the second semester of teaching, a few writing assignments to keep me busy and a bad cold. Pressure, coughing, wheezy–but better than I was two days ago. Conni, […]

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