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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A firm handshake | Mark’s Remarks

I was asked by my daughter why people lie.  It really surprised me that a 9-year-old would ask such a question.  You may guess why...

Grateful. Thankful. Blessed. | The Happy + Healthy Life

Having gratitude isn’t just about saying “thank you” to the bagger at the grocery store or the kid who holds the door open for...

Time for change | Mark’s Remarks

As you read this, it is most likely the week or day when our country is on the edge of its seat.  So many...

How to torture people | Mark’s Remarks

I think perhaps the greatest form of torture I can come up with would be to replace a kitchen faucet some 20 years or...

Let Him Go | Movie Review

There is very little time to relax in director Thomas Bezucha’s Let Him Go, in theaters Nov. 5.  The suspense thriller, also produced and written...

Buzzsaw maniac | Mark’s Remarks

One would think that the title of my column would have something to do with the Halloween season, yet I’m not talking about anything...

The facade of relationships | Mark’s Remarks

It’s wild to think that in a day and age like this one, loneliness is more pronounced than it has ever been. Even though...

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...

The Glorias | Movie Review

One would think that a biopic about equal rights trailblazer and no-nonsense icon Gloria Steinem would be your standard, politically charged fare. However, “The Glorias,”...

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...

Kajillionaire | Movie Review

During the opening scene of Miranda July’s new movie “Kajillionaire,” words like eccentric, unconventional and even weird come to mind.   But keep watching. As with 2005’s...