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Monday, May 17, 2021

2018: The Year of ‘No’ | Mark’s Remarks

Jerry Seinfeld recently said that when a person reaches age 60 or so, he or she should be able to simply say “No.” No...

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...

Chicago Style | Planet Ryan

Last week, after the Chicago Police Department released long-awaited dash cam footage of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot multiple times by a Chicago police...

Cashmere Pulaski or Roman Polanski? | Mark’s Remarks

Schools around Illinois were not in session Monday to honor Casimir Pulaski. I’m pretty sure I’ve written a little about him before, being the...

Comfortable | Mark’s Remarks

Our first really cold weather of the year has come, along with the moans and groans of the masses. At church on Sunday, I...

Staying Awake on Saturday Night | Mark’s Remarks

I was tinkering around the house the other day and an infomercial came on. It was “The Lost Episodes of the Carol Burnett Show.”...

Impossibles | 5/2/2018

I have been thinking about impossible people and frankly, wondering if I am one. It started this past summer. I probably told you that one...

Local Food Review | J.Fires’ Market Bistro

by Natalie Schweiger It is a wonderful thing to witness how food and culture can bring people together. Every society has an array of cuisine...

‘The Mule’ | Movie Review

“The Mule” seemed like it could be a sad, realistic drama about the things an old man will do when he’s desperate and in...

Top 10 films of 2020

2020 was always going to have a tough task ahead of it... cinematically speaking. I count myself among the many film fans who consider...

Don’t forget | Planet Ryan

I have something to admit. I wrote this week's column at the last possible minute because I completely forgot to write it this weekend....

Freedom and the Controlling People | Mark’s Remarks

I once knew an older couple who seemed to be very nice.  Both of them worked in the community and were members of the...
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