Monday, May 26, 2008


The first week of summer school is finished and I'm enjoying the extended Memorial Day weekend. It's the unofficial start of the summer season but you can't tell by the cool and rainy weather we’ve been having. Oh well at least I've been able to catch up on my Netflix.

My poetry class has been pretty interesting and we wrapped up our brief study of ancient Japanese poetry. I have a haiku due on Tuesday along with a couple of essays to read. The homework is at a pretty relaxed pace and that’s great for a summer class. I’m not sure what my next recitation will be but I think I’ll stick with something contemporary.

Things are pretty quiet around here for Memorial Day. We’re going to grill some hot dogs today and have some pasta salad, chips, etc. It’s a good way to relax on this day of remembrance and break from the weekday rush.

It’s time for me to get out of bed but I’ll try to post a video blog sometime this week. Have a safe and fun Memorial Day and enjoy the clip of one of my favorite George Jones songs.


Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. -- John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Missoulian Article

The Missoulian ran a story yesterday on Dustin's run for a seat in HD 91. I'm proud of his efforts and wanted to share his story with all of you. Take care...Mark

Advocate for disabled hopes to take fight to Legislature:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I survived!

I have survived a long finals week and made it through my freshman year at UM in the process. Finals went great and I even aced my Geology 100 exam, which shocked me quite a bit. Spring semester grades haven't been finalized yet but hopefully they will be posted soon. It was a difficult semester academically and I'm glad to be finished with my sanity intact. The good thing is that I am done with my required Econ class and no more supply and demand curves!!!

We celebrated the end of school last Friday at my favorite local steakhouse and it was such a nice way to relax and unwind. I only have until Monday to enjoy my time off and then it's back to work. Summer school will be 4 days a week but thankfully it's only one class.

I'll try to post a video blog in the next few days after I experiment a little more. There was a little glitch with my music playing during my first video but that’s been taken care of. Instead I will post clips into my blog of things relating to my current musical tastes. Hopefully things will flow a bit better for everyone who visits here.

It sounds like we'll be getting some summer weather this weekend with highs in the 80's. Finally it will be warm enough to be outside without having to be bundled up. I need to go get ready for a candidates forum tonight but I'll return in a few days with some sort of update.


Monday, May 05, 2008

It's been awhile since an update but preparing for finals keeps a guy pretty busy. This week features the debut of my new video blog segment. This probably will be a weekly thing but it will take time to perfect it. Theresa is my camera person and she does her best with what she has to work with :-)

Enjoy the inaugural video blog and a brief clip from Saturday's Brewfest. Take care...Mark