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The Party

on October 26th, 2013 by mark

Saturday nights were made for something. For each of us. But we often get lost in what they used to be for. When we were young, toddlers even, they were nights that our parents were in a better mood, happier and they fed us things that we didn’t normally get to eat. Pizza or spaghetti, […]

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Tune-ups

on October 13th, 2013 by mark

Every few years, one needs to break one’s personality down and clean the parts. It’s rather like an overhaul or a tune-up. The system is well designed and runs fine for the most part. But occasionally, the dusty bits and shards of mistakes, the leaky oil from the crank case, cause the mileage to change […]

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Place-holders

on October 12th, 2013 by mark

There is business and there is busy-ness–and the two are not always cohesive parts of a whole. I’ve had both, and I’ve had the third alternative where the two co-habitate–I’m busy taking care of business. And this is why I’ve been away for two weeks on the site. I’m of a mind to apologize, but […]

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Weary Wanderings

on October 1st, 2013 by mark

Returning from a hiatus I didn’t know I would take, I was reminded tonight of languid sunsets over spartan desert landscapes and tired, tight muscles. We spent the weekend in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ visiting brother Jerry for his 50th birthday. I happen to like Phoenix, Scottsdale even more–and though I don’t like them in […]

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