• Whiteout

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    Not more than 15 minutes earlier, I had been standing at the geographic center of the Southwest (as regarded by some with geographic proclivities)- the Four Corners Monument- the only place in the United States where four states met at a symbolic point. When I was there, after waiting in a short line to...

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    Seeing Red

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    Between yesterday and today, I drove over 700 miles and took over 600 pictures. My destination yesterday was Monument Valley, Utah, and most of the pictures I took today were from that scenic spot. Tonight, I downloaded the pictures from my camera- and upon review, they mostly all appeared heavily tinted red. I am...

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    Forty Nine

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    The sunrise over the Sandia Mountains on my forty-ninth birthday. And on the next year of my life. Was glad to share breakfast with my folks this morning. I am heading up to Monument Valley to hopefully get a few good pics this evening. That is the hope. It was a nice start to...

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    Wishing for Words

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    The deal was supposed to be that once a day, every day this year, I would sit down for twenty minutes and write something. Whatever I write doesn’t have to be ground-breaking or star-making, but my hope was that it would be mildly meaningful, or somewhat substantial. I’m finding every evening though, when it...

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    Calderwood’s Course

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    I went to the fourth week of Marc Calderwood’s Basic Screenwriting class last night, and again, for the fourth week, I really enjoyed it. It’s not a heavy, dogmatic class, and it is also not a light collection of film reviews. Marc makes it a balance of focused instruction time, topical discussions, light exercises,...

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    Ten Things

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    It’s another night where I don’t have much to say. It is already 10 PM, and most any useful information I had to share is evaporated. I’ll see what I can do here. 1. I love GoodReads. 2. I need to see the optometrist, because I am also due to get some new contacts,...

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    Play Ball

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    Today, it was a Monday. And on top of being a Monday, about 4 this afternoon while we were at work downtown, it started to rain on our locale heavily, and that little rain event hung around for a good long while. Thankfully, it cleared up before 7 PM so that the Isotopes baseball...

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    “Unknown Map Error”

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    The truth is, I couldn’t see the road you all went down. I wish I had. It would have made life easier in a lot of ways. And I probably would have made a lot of people happier as well. But I’m not prone to efficiency, to excellency, to excess. I never have been....

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    Staring at the Plug

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    It’s a weird thing. In a week I turn 49, and via social media, I find I am still looking for approval from people in my past. From old high school classmates who don’t really know me, to a grand extent. From old church acquaintances that I was around, but never very close to,...

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