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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.
  • Naysayers and Distributors of Mundane Advice | Mark’s Remarks

    I’m telling you, there’s one in every crowd: someone who has to rain on your parade. Some folks don’t even know they are doing it. The older I get, the more entertaining I find such folks. First,...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Agendas | Mark’s Remarks

    Small towns are interesting places. People come together in various fashions, whether it be in neighborhoods or at functions.   Most of the time, around here, sporting events are the place we interact the most. So you...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Tracy and Hepburn | Mark’s Remarks

    I remember watching “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” one rainy afternoon and really loving the duo of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. After that, I tried to see all of their movies and I became a fan...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • The Male Minority and Missing the Boys | Mark’s Remarks

    We just dropped our No. 2 son off at school to join his brother, and now I am in the minority. Just like that.   We had to put the dog down a few weeks ago, so...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Why Isn’t This On Anymore? | Mark’s Remarks

    Christmas vacation tends to give us a little more down time, although I always have plenty to do. Still, there’s a little more time to reflect, relax and look back on things. Often, I like to share...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Santa and the Ford LTD | Mark’s Remarks

    In my hometown, the banks have what are called “community rooms.” One used to be able to rent them for a fee.   Over the course of several years, I attended many get-togethers in those community rooms....

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Crafty Claus | Mark’s Remarks

    Listen, I battle myself at this time of the year. Unless I constantly have conversations with myself and constantly talk to myself about what this season is for, I often sink into a crabby persona that rivals...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • ‘Vice’ | Movie Review

    I had heard so much about Christian Bale’s performance in “Vice” that I was bound and determined to see it, even though I was pretty sure that the film would be a love fest for Democrats. I...

    • Posted December 24, 2018
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  • ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ | Movie Review

    It’s difficult to go into a sequel with high expectations, especially if the sequel is for a classic movie like “Mary Poppins.”  The sequel, “Mary Poppins Returns,” opens today with Emily Blunt in the title role as...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • My Christmas Wish List | Mark’s Remarks

    When we were kids, my brother and I would look in the JC Penney catalog at the toy section, often looking at this huge Matchbox car garage that probably cost quite a bit.  We weren’t deprived and...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Hairy Christmas | Mark’s Remarks

    Why is hair such a dominant thing in our lives? When I look back on my life, I can think of so many times hair has seemed to be such an important thing. I was looking at...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • What Does Your Heart Say? | Mark’s Remarks

    If you are like me, you have realized that our hearts are not always nice places.  I always wondered what it would be like to take a drive through the roads of our hearts.  Mine would have...

    • Posted December 4, 2018
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