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Monday, April 19, 2021

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...

No need to rush off | Mark’s Remarks

I saw the neatest thing the other day.  A photographer decided to photograph her parents at the end of every visit she made to their...

Seemingly Overnight | Mark’s Remarks

Is your head spinning?  I remember when I first heard of this coronavirus. My students were watching our daily 10-minute news clip late last...

Self-deprecation and being the butt | Mark’s Remarks

My family should go on the road. Everyone’s a comedian.  I’m telling you all right now how mean my family is to me. On...

Interview with wisdom | Mark’s Remarks

I often have opportunities to sit and talk with older folks, and it is something I have always enjoyed. To me, we do not...
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