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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Kids tell all | Mark’s Remarks

I had an eye-opening talk with a small group of kids not too long ago.   These kids  are a great group. They bring me...

Parker | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve oftenwondered what life must be like for our dog. He is an unusual looking dog, resembling a vampire batin my opinion. He has a...

Why can’t we have both? | Ott Observations

On my most pessimistic days, it can seem like our country is torn apart by irreconcilable differences.   If our government wants to make sure...

Kid stuff and the perfect breakfast

I think I already told you the story of trying to fool the tooth fairy. I’ll try to be brief in my re-telling. I had...

Get the full benefits of whole grains | For Your Health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz It’s likely no surprise to hear that whole grains are a key part of a healthy diet. They’re filled with...

Enquiring Minds | Mark’s Remarks

Years ago, Mom would come back from Saturday grocery shopping, usually with an issue of the latest National Enquirer. Do you remember that one?  Remember...

Judging the justices | Ott Observations

As I write this, we have once again witnessed the excruciating Senate confirmation process of a Supreme Court justice nominee. Instead of thoughtful discussions about...

The ‘what’s important’ age | Mark’s Remarks

You tend to do a lot of reflecting as you approach milestones. My age group is moving toward retirement, grandparenthood, and various stages of...

Hello again, fitting room. Did I really miss you? | Mark’s Remarks

Writing this column for so long has taught me a few lessons. I shouldn’t  write about my personal appearance unless I’m poking fun at...

Lenten reflections | Ott Observations

Being less than two weeks away from Easter, it seems like a good time to reflect. We are called to reflect and pray during...

Skylines, rooftops and snacks | Mark’s Remarks

While our oldest daughter was in the hospital recently for routine observation and tests, we traded off spending the night there.   It isn’t new...

The slap | Mark’s Remarks

In retirement, I’m hoping I can see many more movies than I’m able to right now. I also want to be able to be...
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