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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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...

Goal digger | The Happy + Healthy Life

What’s that one thing you have been talking about over and over again? That one thing you have always wanted to do? It’s on...

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...

Losing control | Mark’s Remarks

As I told you a few weeks back, I always try to find a little humor in everyday life. I do not want you...

Dealing with uncertain times | The Happy + Healthy Life

With each new day, it’s easy to let our fear and anxiety grow. That’s why it’s so important to focus on what you can...

Reflecting outside four walls and forced blessings | Mark’s Remarks

We sometimes can’t get past ourselves when it comes to something. I mean, unless it really causes major issues in our lives, we tend...

Being photogenic during a pandemic | Mark’s Remarks

I can’t help it. When things get really serious, I often retreat to a silly or humorous place.  There are all kinds of poignant things...