Mark on December 22nd, 2010

Sometime next month, a day will slip by that marks the 40th anniversary of my more-or-less continual immersion in journalism. When I started, the now-dead Terrace Herald was only two years past the end of hot lead typography (and I had enough earlier exposure to that to love the mixed smell of melting lead and […]

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Mark on November 7th, 2009

If you’ve come to the site — and not just read this in your favourite RSS reader — you’ve noticed the changes. As part of the desire/need to reinvigorate my blogging, I’ve re-themed the site (using Valdimir Prelovac’s Amazing Grace). That’s meant some backend work and changes. Amazing Grace uses categories for the lower of […]

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Mark on July 15th, 2009

I’ve just uploaded the second in a series of photos created in response to words given to me by Twitter followers. I’m not going to embed it here: you’ll have to go to Flickr to see it. Tomorrow’s word, which already has me deep in thought about the nature of being, is “duality.” Just a […]

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Mark on July 14th, 2009

After too many days of feeling uninspired (and even a little lazy), I tweeted this this morning: I need a kick in the brainpan: somebody tweet me a word, I’ll go out & try to photograph it; share the results later. Deal? In response, I got 11 very fine words: infamy, gullible, precipice, spent, duality, […]

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Mark on April 29th, 2009

Despite appearance this blog is not dead, merely resting. (As Dad used to say, I wasn’t sleeping, just resting my eyes). There are several reasons for the paucity of posts over the past couple of months. School is one. Teaching a new-to-me course on feature writing this semester, as well as a fairly intensive multimedia […]

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Mark on January 25th, 2009

Five years ago tomorrow, this blog was born. First post: You can quote me A brief review on how to write out quotes, which seem to be a little troublesome. “The time has come,” he said. That’s a sentence. Starts with a big letter and ends with a dot. It takes a comma to separate […]

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Mark on December 31st, 2008

Here’s a list, with some links, of some of the music I listened to most in 2008. Some of it was from newly-discovered and downloaded music, some from disks I’ve had on the laptop for a while. The first five are the ones I seem to return again and again. Note that most of them […]

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Mark on December 21st, 2008

Okay, this may take a little explaining. We didn’t want a dead tree that would have to be tossed out and recycled at the end of the season. But we didn’t want a live cedar, pine or fir either, because our plans for the landscaping don’t include any more of that type of evergreen. What […]

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Mark on December 18th, 2008

Tuesday: Wednesday:

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Mark on December 17th, 2008

Everything seems to have worked out fine, and I’m now blogging with WordPress 2.7. After a quick run-through the new interface, I’m impressed.

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