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Sunday, January 24, 2021

My name is now an insult | Mark’s Remarks

I asked my son and daughter-in-law to explain why the name Karen was being used to post negative things on Facebook and in various...

Gritting your teeth | Obituary

I have promised time and time again not to write about my family, as they have asked me not to. But I’m not a...

Living in fear of betrayal | Mark’s Remarks

Can you remember most of the times someone hurt your feelings? Many of us connect an incident to a person, regardless of the severity of...

Retreating | Mark’s Remarks

I just read a very detailed article on conspiracy theories surrounding the current events happening in our world – the virus, the protests, the...

At dad’s expense

My family mocks me as much as possible. I’ve brought it on myself.  We’ve raised our kids to not be too serious about things...

Avoiding people | Mark’s Remarks

After a particularly difficult week earlier this year, before Corona’s visit and when things were relatively normal, I woke up on a Saturday morning...

Feeling alive | Mark’s Remarks

Have you heard people say they are on a quest to “find themselves” or “seek purpose?” I think we all spend a little time...

First one to launch | Mark’s Remarks

As I write this, we are days away from our oldest son’s wedding. When I began writing this column, he was still in middle...

Mrs. Bishop | Mark’s Remarks

Mrs. Bishop was one of my favorite teachers, and although second grade (around 1975) seems so far behind me, I can still remember so...

Hard to love | Mark’s Remarks

If you put too much stock in people, they will let you down every time.  This was something a wise adult in my life...

Making light of stuff | Mark’s Remarks

Most people won’t admit they do this. We try to conduct ourselves with a degree of classiness, a modest amount of dignity. Yet most...

Circumstances beyond our control | Mark’s Remarks

Remember that announcement on television stations when we were kids?  “Due to circumstances beyond our control, tonight’s scheduled presentation will not be seen at its...
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