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All I can’t See

on May 27th, 2013 by mark

Preston Ochoa flies F/A-18 Superhornets for the U.S. Navy. When I hear from him on rare occasions over social media, I am reminded of the squirrely high school students that he and his brother, Chase, were in my classes. Chase graduated from West Point and is in the U.S. Army. I never imagined both of […]

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This Gatsby is Great

on May 10th, 2013 by mark

Baz Luhrman was going to make a new version of The Great Gatsby. I felt personally insulted. That’s my book, I reasoned. There have been no good versions of the movie. Paul Rudd even attempted Nick Carraway back in 2000. Awful. Though Mira Sorvino had the right look for Daisy. Allow me to back up. […]

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on May 5th, 2013 by mark

Smoke, ash and cinder choked the sky after the Springs fire, which began Thursday in strong east winds of up to 60 mph, shifted course and blew back with an onshore flow. More than 28,000 acres burned, nearly 2000 firefighters and about a dozen aircraft were enlisted to the fight. The numbers go up from […]

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