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Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Diner | Mark’s Remarks

Ever since our kids have been little, Michelle and I try to steal away some place every now and then.   Rarely is it a...

Anxious faith | Mark’s Remarks

Anxiety, depression, stomach problems and insomnia seem to be running rampant these days. Have you noticed? The prescribing of medicine for such issues is...

On the square | Mark’s Remarks

I wrote a couple of feature stories for this newspaper a few years back, talking about what life was like on Main Street in...

Intentional listening, clarifying and responding | Mark’s Remarks

Almost on a weekly basis, educators have conversations with students relating to communication.  We are constantly talking to students about thinking before we speak,...

Snow banks and demon possession

I still get excited and nostalgic about snow, but I am now the dad and I have to do things like shovel snow, make...

Love and yoga | Mark’s Remarks

My darling wife is the healthy one in our relationship. If she had her way, I would exercise constantly, eat only healthy food, and...

National Hash-It-Out Day

Did you ever see the movie “The Prince of Tides?” As part of a therapy session, a gentleman recounts a terrible incident in his childhood. ...

Logic | Mark’s Remarks

Lately, I’ve headed to work as the first bits of daylight light up the sky and noticed the moon is still out. The other...

Cool it | Mark’s Remarks

I heard a very respected leader, one who I hold in high regard, use the words “cool it” the other day.  This was amid...

Hanging out with Jesus

Sometimes my judgmental self and my good-person self pass one another in the hallway.  There, they have a good argument about what’s right and...

Man cards and the demise of the male species

I had a good conversation recently with a gentleman I respect very much.  We talked a good deal about how guys are, about friends...

What’d ya get? | Mark’s Remarks

Every year, when school starts back up, I like to eavesdrop on my students a little. I usually hear them talking about “what they...
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