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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hands Free | Planet Ryan

As you may or may not know, earlier this year in Illinois, it became state law that one must use a hands-free way of...

Addicted to the Treadmill | 11/11/2015

I read a funny little article written by a parent the other day. She was talking about how stressful and busy things were from...

Hairy Christmas | Mark’s Remarks

Why is hair such a dominant thing in our lives? When I look back on my life, I can think of so many times...

Cleaning out the notebook | Mark’s Remarks

Sometimes I make little notes on possible column topics. Then, when I go to write them there’s not enough meat to make it into...

Peggy Sue | Mark’s Remarks

Remember the movie “Peggy Sue Got Married?” It starred Kathleen Turner and was a time travel movie with some pretty good acting. I remember...

Your glass and telomeres | Mark’s Remarks

How often have you heard the old adage “the glass is half full?” Not that one? Maybe you yourself have said it’s half empty....

Discouraging Disrespect | Mark’s Remarks

We were at a recent sporting event in which we sat near the “pep club.” I know a lot of the kids in the...

The night the lights went out | Mark’s Remarks

Recently, we had a power outage that was, I thought, wonderful. It seemed everything halted for a time. We lit candles and sat around...

Wellness Visits and Mileage | Mark’s Remarks

Never did I think I’d be comparing myself to an automobile. I’ve been sitting here thinking about car repairs and my own health; the...

The real election fraud

I believe there are two cornerstones for fair, democratic elections.  The first is that an elected Congress should be an equal representation of all the...

‘Wonder’ | Mark’s Remarks

My daughter and I saw the movie “Wonder” the other night and I highly recommend it. This movie is a heartwarmer without being too sappy...

Aliens or Bust | Planet Ryan

Before NASA announced that a very salty, transient water exists on the surface of Mars, I'll be honest, I was crossing my fingers and...
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