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Monday, May 17, 2021

Story of a toxic family | Mark’s Remarks

I like talking to older folks. There have been many I’ve “interviewed” over the years, tucking their stories in my little notebook. I read...

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...

‘Wonder’ is one of best this season | Movie Review

Being a middle school teacher, I’m usually pretty critical of middle school-aged books being made into movies. Really, I’m critical of any books made...

The Rodent Destroyers | Planet Ryan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with snakes. I’m not talking about keeping a house full of them in cages...

‘Despicable Me 3’ | Movie Review

'Despicable Me 3' Tries Hard and Falls Short Sequels are a big gamble for movie makers. We all loved "Despicable Me." The sequel was pretty...

Intentional listening, clarifying and responding | Mark’s Remarks

Almost on a weekly basis, educators have conversations with students relating to communication.  We are constantly talking to students about thinking before we speak,...

The Father | Movie Review

From the beginning of Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” it is apparent things are not what they seem in the life of Anthony (Anthony Hopkins)....

Living in fear of betrayal | Mark’s Remarks

Can you remember most of the times someone hurt your feelings? Many of us connect an incident to a person, regardless of the severity of...

Abominable | Movie Review

Kiddos are anticipating the opening of “Abominable”tomorrow, and why not?  The trailers are good and it looks like a lot of fun.  It is,...

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...

Everyone’s an Idiot | Mark’s Remarks

How do you like that title? I figured I’d get your attention.  Now, I have to say, I don’t generally feel this way. But...
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