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Friday, July 23, 2021

Well shoot, Mr. Baum | Mark’s Remarks

I am not sure, but I think I’ve written at least two columns about the animated movies of today and how they are helping...

The way I was raised | Mark’s Remarks

I am constantly judging the manners of people.   Sometimes, it sounds like I fancy myself as the superior rule follower, the person who knows...

Summer grooming habits | Mark’s Remarks

Any teacher will tell you we are emotionally, physically and mentally spent after this crazy school year.   I told Michelle that I wish there...

Mrs. P | Mark’s Remarks

Several years ago, I wrote about four little elderly ladies I used to mow for. Going to their corner of the world was interesting.  I...

OK, now we like you | Mark’s Remarks

Remember when George W. Bush was highly criticized and ended up leaving office with an abysmal approval rating? On the day he took office, some...

The death of school spirit | Mark’s Remarks

When an idea for a column comes to mind, I turn on my phone and jot down the idea in my “notes” section. You...

A Quiet Place Part II | Movie Review

I was a bit embarrassed when I realized I had not seen A Quiet Place, the film that silently screamed its way into becoming...

Live from New York… | Mark’s Remarks

Is anyone else wondering why Saturday Night Live isn’t having a heyday?  I mean, they have one of the best opportunities to capitalize on...

Hicks and white trash | Mark’s Remarks

When I was in college up north, I had several pals who were from farther up north. The city. You know the one. If...

Grandma’s House | Mark’s Remarks

Our grandparents’ homes are safe havens, places of unconditional love and indulgence. Most people hopefully are blessed with wonderful memories of their grandparents. My paternal...

COVID and unsubs

After my wife recovered from COVID, she realized she had some lingering symptoms. Like many of you who have had it, she doesn’t have...

Inklings | Mark’s Remarks

There have been a few times in my life where I didn’t take action. It was usually because I wanted to avoid something uncomfortable. One...
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