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About Mark Tullis

Mark is a 25-year veteran teacher teaching in Columbia. Originally from Fairfield, Mark is married with four children. He enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family, and has been involved in various aspects of professional and community theater for many years and enjoys appearing in local productions. Mark has also written a "slice of life" style column for the Republic-Times since 2007.
  • The size of things | Mark’s Remarks

    I look back at some of the things I thought and said as a kid and can only surmise that I was sort of dense. Ever do that? I’ve had a good laugh lately, especially with the...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • Tips for helping | Mark’s Remarks

    It is very difficult for anyone to understand another person’s plight. Do you agree? The old adage “You have to walk in someone else’s shoes” is so right. I heard about a family going through a tough...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • The black and white TV | Mark’s Remarks

    The recent hot weather forced us to stay inside much of the afternoon and find things to do. At one point, we watched an old black and white television show, which prompted a lengthy discussion about black...

    • Posted August 6, 2019
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  • Every 7 seconds | Mark’s Remarks

    Did you ever hear that guys think about sex every seven seconds? I’m a guy.  I don’t know about every seven seconds, but I can tell you guys think about it a lot. Guys like to talk...

    • Posted July 30, 2019
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  • Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood | Movie Review

    My first thought after seeing “Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood” is that I think I might like hanging out with Quentin Tarantino. We seem to have a lot in common when it comes to a love...

    • Posted July 25, 2019
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  • Food critic | Mark’s Remarks

    I get something in my craw and don’t put a lot of thought into things. This happens to me often. I can be hotheaded, impetuous and might as well have a sign on my mouth that says...

    • Posted July 23, 2019
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  • Avoiding Talkers | Mark’s Remarks

    I’m going to admit something to you: I avoid people at times. Come on, you know you do it too.  Don’t judge me. Michelle comes back from shopping sometimes and says she ran into someone who seemed...

    • Posted July 16, 2019
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  • My son, the writer | Mark’s Remarks

    My oldest son writes a column for his campus newspaper. He is quite witty and his columns about a pet cockroach in his dorm room (named Peepo) have evolved into a comic strip.   It’s quite a...

    • Posted July 9, 2019
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  • The Storeroom Evolution | Mark’s Remarks

    When we moved into our house we had this big, luxurious storage room on one side of the basement. It was awesome. We moved a lot of stuff in there and were happy to have the space...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Yesterday | Movie Review

    ‘Yesterday’ a movie for today Most of us who are fans of Beatles tunes, even a few of them, most likely feel that a movie highlighting their music can’t have anything wrong with it.  In the case...

    • Posted June 28, 2019
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  • A sincere apology | Mark’s Remarks

    I was talking to a person a while back about a little run-in they’d had with another person. It was a misunderstanding, as many run-ins are, but in the end, this person’s feelings were hurt.  This person...

    • Posted June 25, 2019
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  • Toy Story 4 | Movie Review

    Toy Story 4 is Delightful, Fast-Paced and Only a Little Tired Woody and the gang return in this fourth and final installment of the 25-year-old franchise as they travel on an RV vacation with their kid Bonnie...

    • Posted June 20, 2019
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