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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.
  • Trivia Terminators | Mark’s Remarks

    Sometimes when you talk too much and make a public spectacle of yourself, people ask you to do things like emcee trivia nights.  I’ve been asked a few times, and I’m always puzzled. I don’t find myself...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Ouija | Mark’s Remarks

    I remember a time near Halloween when we were going uptown after school to paint spooky scenes on business windows.  I’m pretty sure we were in eighth grade. On a break, a bunch of us guys went...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ | Movie Review

    I am constantly bemoaning the issues with the attention span of the general public, and how movies have been cut and pasted to appeal to the ever dwindling ability of audiences to attend to a good two-hour...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Worrying Christians | Mark’s Remarks

    Christians are supposed to set a good example. We are supposed to show others what trusting in God looks like, what faith looks like. Am I right? Still, we must remind ourselves that we are human beings....

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Barn Envy | Mark’s Remarks

    I like barns. I don’t know why. Always have since I was a kid. It doesn’t matter the condition. I like them all. I wrote years ago about an old barn that used to greet me when...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • ‘The Hate U Give’ | Movie Review

    ‘The Hate U Give’ is one of year’s best and most important Anytime I read a fantastic book, I walk into the theater hoping the film does the book justice.  I know it’s often impossible to put an entire...

    • Posted October 11, 2018
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  • H.G. Wells, Time Travel and Make-Believe | Mark’s Remarks

    I’ve always been impressed with the writing of H.G. Wells.   He has been called prolific and if you read his works, you will find he is a talented writer in a variety of genres. I’m sure...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • Everyone’s an Idiot | Mark’s Remarks

    How do you like that title? I figured I’d get your attention.  Now, I have to say, I don’t generally feel this way. But let’s face it, we all have this feeling some days. Don’t we? Have...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Smallfoot’ appealing to all audiences

    You may be one of those people who has been intrigued with tales of the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.  The movie “Smallfoot” plays upon those tales, bringing elements of both the Abominable Snowman and Bigfoot together...

    • Posted September 28, 2018
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  • Mind and Body | Mark’s Remarks

    I’ve said before that I come from a long line of grudge-holders. I can’t blame my family too much, though. In the day and age that I grew up in, holding a grudge was common place. If...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Not My Kids | Mark’s Remarks

    I am constantly amazed at how parents behave. I am no different. We tend to think our kids are a cut above. I think we should to some extent. Our kids are special to us. We expect...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Style | Mark’s Remarks

    Who decides the style trends? I’m still amazed at some of the things we wore back in the day. In the 1980s, we took our pant legs and tight-rolled them.  We flipped up our polo shirts and...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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