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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.
  • Movie Review: 13 Minutes

    As always with dramas based on history, I recommend reading the real story first. Movie goers who see “13 Minutes” will have their curiosity peaked and will have a desire to know the full story after seeing...

    • Posted August 18, 2017
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  • Mark’s Remarks | Therapeutic Puttering

    I used to watch older guys doing a lot of puttering around when I was a kid. I spent quite a bit of time following my grandpas out to the garden or to feed the animals. I’d...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • Billie the Angel | Mark’s Remarks

    What our world needs these days is pretty simple. We need love. We need to care about one another. We need to be selfless. I think when we come across folks who embody these attributes, we are...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Riedel an advocate for senior programs

    With uncertainty on the minds of many due to yearly state and federal government budget wranglings, it’s no wonder people are concerned. While health care seems to be one of the most prevalent issues on the agenda,...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • On This Day… | Mark’s Remarks

    On July 19, 1967, the first air-conditioned subway car started rolling in New York City. Amazing. I wonder what the ride was like before that? I’ve never ridden a New York City subway, but I know how...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Hate, Intolerance and Disagreeing | Mark’s Remarks

    The kids use the term “jacked up” when they talk about something being messed up these days. Our world is “jacked up.” Do you agree? Not, long ago, people conformed a lot more than they do today,...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Alarming Sounds | Mark’s Remarks

    I don’t know when I started using an alarm clock, but I’m pretty sure it was in either junior high or high school. The alarm clock was digital and it had a rectangular snooze button. I remember...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • The Great Plant Sale and Getting Shamed | Mark’s Remarks

    Every year, I go to The Great Plant Sale. It’s a closeout type sale, with customers being allowed to shove a cart full of plants for a discount price. It’s really an excellent deal, even with a...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Sticky Tables | 6/28/2017

    You know, I really try hard to be understanding and try to give most folks the benefit of the doubt. I also admit to being a cranky, judgmental curmudgeon who just wants people to be real and...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • ‘Despicable Me 3’ | Movie Review

    ‘Despicable Me 3’ Tries Hard and Falls Short Sequels are a big gamble for movie makers. We all loved “Despicable Me.” The sequel was pretty good, but lacked some of the original’s charm and polish. The third...

    • Posted June 30, 2017
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  • ‘The Hero’ | Movie Review

    Elliott comes to the rescue in ‘The Hero’ Our story begins with Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott), an aging actor known for western roles, seen doing voiceovers for barbecue sauce. In that short scene, as we watch Elliott...

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • Go Into All The World | Mark’s Remarks

    Back in the old days, we took our trusty yellow pencils down to the gym and sat in nice neat rows. I think we were allowed to take a book to read with us. We’d be given...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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