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Ambitious mowing | Mark’s Remarks

I am pretty sure I don’t like to mow or paint, because I had to do both of them as part of extra employment during my lifetime.   I have…

Graham A. Colditz, MD, Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health, is photographed at FLTC on March 15, 2022. MATT MILLER/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Eleven tips for a healthier summer | For Your Health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center The weather and school calendars have moved quickly toward summer, and that makes it a great time to think about ways we…

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Impossible reconciliations | Ott Observations

I often attend a weekly men’s Bible discussion group. We review the upcoming readings for Sunday and discuss what they mean to us. A few months ago, we were reading…

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Going back on my word | Mark’s Remarks

I think one of the things I look forward to most when summer begins is quiet. A time when your head doesn’t have to race around thinking of every little…

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Remarks on Mark | Mark’s Remarks

In a day and age where we see massive educator turnover, it is special to see the folks who have made it through the long haul – the 30-plus years…

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Yes we can | Ott Observations

Recently, I attended a religious retreat. I gave a talk on the retreat about my faith journey.  There are three words that are critical to my journey that all start…

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Thank you, folks | Mark’s Remarks

Next Tuesday will be my last day as a teacher.  I really can’t quite comprehend it. But still, it’s happening. Are you looking forward to not reading about my retirement?…

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Note to my young teacher self | Mark’s Remarks

I can hear my anti-fans (mostly “friends” and family) now:  “Here’s Tullis, writing another teacher column.  Here he is, writing as if he’s the only teacher who ever retired.  What’s…

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Exceptions ARE the rule | Ott Observations

One of President Ronald Reagan’s most famous quotes is “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” His sentiment…

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Choosing conversations | Mark’s Remarks

Do you ever have conversations with people and then you walk away kicking yourself for continuing the conversation? I mean, there are just people you have to take in small…