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Saturday, August 13, 2022

It’s not that hard | Ott Observations

Most Republicans in Congress are self-congratulating themselves for passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.   Yes, it’s an effort to rein in mass shooting...

A curmudgeon’s view of the happiest place on Earth | Mark’s Remarks

Now listen, I am not one to gripe and mope around for long periods of time.  OK, maybe I am.   There are times I...

Community theater | Mark’s Remarks

What a gift theater has been. It’s something I got into long ago, and I’ve always loved it.  Perhaps it’s an insatiable need for attention,...

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...

All Alone | Mark’s Remarks

I have recently read two separate news stories in which people have passed away. The twist to this story is that no one noticed. One...

Chain of command and investigation

I think it is widely known around our little towns what went on in our school district a few months ago. An administrator that...

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...

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris | Movie Review

Back in the day, especially in times of trouble, people flocked to the movies to escape. Musicals, formulaic love stories and light, fluffy fare with...

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...

‘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...

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...
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