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  • From Elizabeth on new pots

    Love all the photos. I love you. I wish they could fix your itchiness.

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    • From jupiterj on new pots

      My itchiness is improving. The higher does of steroids seems to affect it. Also my rosacea (the permanent redness in my face) has lightened up considerably, along with a patch on my ankle (the one I hurt this year). Weirdly, my ankle seems to have strengthened. It was weaker before as result of the injury. I love you, too!

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  • From Mark on glad to be home

    I’ve ordered Bob Woodward’s book. I figured that, with Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee, there’s no reason to wait to order it. I’ll get the lowest price they have had for it leading up to the afternoon of the day on which it’s published.

    I made a note in my calendar a few days before it’s to be published to check and see what I’m likely going to have to pay for it and then decide whether or not I want to pay that much…

    Looking forward to seeing you…

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  • From Cindy Cosway on california visit almost over

    Yay! I’m glad to hear you & yours are doing well – or at least well-ish.
    Love & hugs to all!

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    • From jupiterj on california visit almost over

      Cynthia mentioned how she appreciates it when you reach out to the California Jenkins fam. Things are going pretty well out here. As well as can be expected. I am guardedly hopeful about the long term, but you never now. Love from Uncle Steve

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  • From Elizabeth on workers in the house

    Blargh. Hope the water is back on! And get your doc to prescribe you another pill! Love you.

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  • From Sarah on workers in the house

    Have you worked out if your pills are part of the recall? X

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  • From Rhonda Edgington on laying low or trying to

    love the camera story! :)

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  • From Sarah on dreaming of Dad

    Thanks, Dad. I love you! X

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  • From Sarah on movies and books

    Yes please. I am a Christian Marclay fan, but I hadn’t heard about this yet.

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  • From Sarah on the great silkie

    Also, I used to have the soundtrack to the movie the Secret of Roan Inish – I know Emily liked this movie as well (about a selkie) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Roan_Inish

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    • From jupiterj on the great silkie

      Mark thought that you probably were familiar with this movie as well. He and Emily both have access to this music, I believe.

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  • From Mark Fisher on Local Church Installs World Class Pipe Organ

    OOOopppss…… I am not sure why I left you with my mobile phone number, which I seldom use.

    If you would like please ring me at my landline which is xxx-xxx-xxxx.

    Sorry for my mistake.
    Cheers,
    Mark.

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  • From Mark Fisher on Local Church Installs World Class Pipe Organ

    Hi Mr. Jenkins,
    I happened across your blog quite by accident as I was searching for an interpretation of the poem by Jane Shore called “Who Knows One”. I am not certain, but I am 99% sure that I last met you when you were 6 months old. I believe that I knew your mother. Assuming, of course, that her maiden name was Jeanne O’Reilley and that she lived in Lake Park Florida in the late 60s and early to mid 70s. We both attended Riviera Beach High School, which was renamed Suncoast High School in 1971. Anyway, if I am correct, and if you may be interested to contact me, then by all means do so. You can reach me via my email address or by my phone which is xxx-xxx-xxxx.

    While perusing your blog I came across an article which I enjoyed regarding the organ which was installed at Grace Episcopal church.

    If I have made a faulty assumption regarding your background, then please forgive me.

    Cheers!
    Mark J. Fisher

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  • From Cindy Cosway on things are starting to calm down a bit

    Great pics! I’m happy that y’all got to spend some time together. Looks like fun was had by all. :)

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  • From Elizabeth on so that's where that was

    I’ve listened to pod save America. Didn’t know there was save the world too. It is therapeutic and smart but I have to be in the right mood because it’s a bit full on.

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  • From Elizabeth on hermit jupe

    thanks for linking that podcast. Fun conversation that definitely makes me excited by ancient myth, shakespeare and the Circe novel.

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  • From Mark Jenkins on a day off

    I’m curious… when you say Comey’s book reads like a first book, I think of the fact that seldom, if ever, does an author’s first book see the light of day. Consequently I read your comment as highly critical.

    Most authors don’t get published until they’ve written two or three failed books. Do you see his book as a failed book or simply as one that could be better written? I sort of thought that, for someone who could easily have hired a ghost writer, Comey did remarkably well to have written it on his own. Any failures are as much the product of his editor (always a coauthor) as of Comey.

    I see the difference between his book and Albright’s as being more the result of the quality of mind and the frame of reference behind the book. Comey is a lawyer and a legal mind as well as a white male of privilege. His book reflects that as do his interviews of this past week. Albright on the other hand has the mind of a diplomat and a woman and a refugee. She sees the nuance of interpersonal and international relationships in a way that is seldom seen in lawyers.

    Just curious….

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    • From jupiterj on a day off

      I was thinking more of Grisham’s first novel, A Time to Kill which is a clunkier and less skilled than his later books. Also, there’s Margaret Atwoods early novel, Surfacing, which I defended to my reading club as being worthwhile to read despite it not being up to her later abilities.

      I do not think that Comey failed with his book, only that the seams are showing. I too admire that he wrote himself and know that takes a lot of stamina and talent. In fact, having almost finished the book and watching the Colbert interview on YouTube last night, I am filled with respect for Comey. He is an insider and it’s interesting to read his book skeptically with that in mind. As he says in the Colbert interview he has many stories to tell and and only wanted to include those that contributed to his discussion of leadership. I think this discussion is critical right now. I also think that Comey is that rare animal in our time, a true leader. Maybe we should chat on the phone?

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  • From Rhonda Edgington on jupes continues to ramble

    aw man – your brother was at the Festival of Faith and writing!? I was too!
    I could have met him, which I would have enjoyed, and heard what he was there to check out, and what he enjoyed – always fun at that festival.
    Maybe we were sitting beside each other at a reading at some point!

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    • From jupiterj on jupes continues to ramble

      Rev Jen and Beth Trembley were also there. If I think of it, next time, I’ll try to connect you all.

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      • From Rhonda Edgington on jupes continues to ramble

        I saw them, (and sat with them and chatted with them) but that’s also because I know what they look like!:) And I expected to see them there.

        The mysterious Mark Jenkins could have been sitting beside me listening to a poet read, and I wouldn’t even have know it…

        Though had I know he was there, I could have looked for older men who look like you, walked up behind them and said, “Mark!” and looked if they flinched.

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  • From Elizabeth on on deck

    Typotypotypo

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  • From Elizabeth on on deck

    I bought you that book of essays by Mhosin Hamid. And just finished East West – it’s kijd of sci-fi!

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    • From jupiterj on on deck

      Yikes! You mean you bought it for me a while back? What’s the title?

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  • From Barb on sheepish, sorry, and hoping for the return of groove

    Perfect timing on “getting your groove back”. I like it!

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