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Sunday, January 24, 2021

June Cleaver’s Dark Side | Mark’s Remarks

Readers, I am shocked and scandalized by the behavior I have just witnessed from one Miss Barbara Billingsley.  Remember her? She was Beaver’s mother.  As...

Why it doesn’t work | Mark’s Remarks

I promise this is my last column about remote learning.  As I write this column, teachers are practically giddy (my male colleagues will appreciate that...

Why don’t you…? | Mark’s Remarks

My column last week was requested by a few people. You see, some were genuinely interested.  Many wondered why teachers, administrators and indeed most...

What’s so hard about it? | Mark’s Remarks

Teachers have never been fans of remote learning. We want our students in school. We miss them.  We want things to return to normal.  Although...

Spoiling is what I do | Mark’s Remarks

Michelle traveled to Florida with a friend last week, and since school had started and everyone was caught up in the madness that is...

Things I hope will last | Mark’s Remarks

If you are like me, there are many things you’ve come to like about this pandemic. Am I right? Just sit and think for...

How to Behave 101 | Mark’s Remarks

Hey kids, I’m afraid here’s another column addressed to you. Number one, as we start school. I see kiddos who regularly walk down the hall...

Cleaning out the notebook | Mark’s Remarks

Sometimes I make little notes on possible column topics. Then, when I go to write them there’s not enough meat to make it into...

Little princesses | Mark’s Remarks

About this time nine summers ago, I wrote a bit of a dedication to our fourth child. She was born on July 14 and...

Touching base with the class cut-up

Due to the pandemic, our class reunion was cancelled.  In all the exchanges on Facebook, I reconnected with an old friend who just so happened...

Story of a toxic family | Mark’s Remarks

I like talking to older folks. There have been many I’ve “interviewed” over the years, tucking their stories in my little notebook. I read...

To my dear students | Mark’s Remarks

Boys and girls, I am afraid we are living in a very challenging time right now. You are part of history and someday you...
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