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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.
  • Discouraging Disrespect | Mark’s Remarks

    We were at a recent sporting event in which we sat near the “pep club.” I know a lot of the kids in the pep club and I think they are good kids. They have good parents. ...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Under Explaining | Mark’s Remarks

    A few years back, there was a somewhat new term in education. A great local educator had written a book. He also taught a class, and we were all on board with his simplistic way of making...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • In Search of a Good Balance | Mark’s Remarks

    I consider myself an optimist most of the time. But as an educator, I am often in a black mood about the state of affairs surrounding education. I am often in a black mood about how blame...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Lemons and Beaters | Mark’s Remarks

    It is my belief that every person should own at least one “beater” in his or her lifetime. I think it makes you appreciate hard work and material possessions more. We are living in a disposable society...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • DIY Cleaning | Mark’s Remarks

    This time of the year, there seems to be a good amount of cleaning out, polishing up, and scrubbing down. After tearing down the Christmas stuff, the absence of lights and shiny things sitting around may seem...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • ‘The Phantom Thread’ | Movie Review

    Paul Anderson’s latest film “The Phantom Thread” will undoubtedly leave audiences with a decision to make. If one is a patient viewer who is able to watch a movie scene by scene, allowing a story to be told, then...

    • Posted January 12, 2018
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  • 2018: The Year of ‘No’ | Mark’s Remarks

    Jerry Seinfeld recently said that when a person reaches age 60 or so, he or she should be able to simply say “No.” No explanation, no unpleasantness. Just “No.” I’m a decade away from 60, but I...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Jesus: Very Shiny | Mark’s Remarks

    There was once a little red-headed boy who was one of the sweetest kids ever. He had a little round, mischievous face but a heart of gold. He was sensitive, but could get his dander up pretty...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Isaiah | Mark’s Remarks

    I have friends who don’t believe the Bible is completely true. There are some people I know who deny a lot of things about God. Some people whom I care a lot about refuse to pray, often...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • The Magic Afternoon Cup | Mark’s Remarks

    You are going to think I’m totally silly, and probably rather unhealthy. I’ve just discovered something that has changed my early evenings: an afternoon coffee break.  Many of you already discovered it and you didn’t tell me....

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • The Constant Need For Attention And Acceptance | Mark’s Remarks

    Before I get started, I must qualify the topic I’m writing about and say a few things.   First of all, as a male, I can tell you we can be pretty disgusting. I’ve been around and...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • All In The Nest | Mark’s Remarks

    We often hear about animals being agitated and fretting when their young are in danger, or even when they aren’t close by.   The mother duck squawks and quacks away if her ducklings aren’t in a row....

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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