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Blog series by Mark Wilson updated 03-04-2017 11:12 PM 3 parts 4417 reads 36 comments total

Part 1: - or - Patricia's Table Lamp

12-07-2015 09:02 AM by Mark Wilson | 9 comments »

I’m minding my own bidness about a week ago, when this happens: My neighbor, Patricia, and her brother, Alejandro come walking up the driveway, carrying this lovely lamp table. (I’d never met Patricia before. Go figure. She’s lived across the street and three houses up for seventeen years. And it took her brother, who lives about thirty miles away, up in “The Valley”, and works for a Beverly Hills furniture maker – on Melrose Place, no less – breakin...

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Part 2: Somone Asked Me To Do Something!

10-08-2016 07:51 AM by Mark Wilson | 15 comments »

Behold! I was actually asked, by a neighbor, to do something.“Hey, Mark.” “Yeah, Mark.” (This neighbor’s name is Mark. There are four on my street. The fifth moved away recently.)“We have a broken dining chair that I wonder if you could fix for us.” “Bring it over and let me take a look at it,” said I.After about fifteen minutes, Mark and two of his boys brought the chair over. “My brother-in-law, Marco, (one of the four) fixe...

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Part 3: Dammit

03-04-2017 11:12 PM by Mark Wilson | 12 comments »

I could think of many other words to name this – words beginning with other letters. I found the one I chose to be the least offensive.Now, why do I put this in a Blog series I named “Fixing Things?” To “Fix,” in this context, is to “Settle” a matter, once and for all. The Matter is the Meaning of Life.The meaning of MY life – the reason I’m on this planet – is, I’m convinced, to serve as a warning to others. That is to say: &#...

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