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Saturday, August 13, 2022

The ‘what’s important’ age | Mark’s Remarks

You tend to do a lot of reflecting as you approach milestones. My age group is moving toward retirement, grandparenthood, and various stages of...

Elvis | Movie Review

By JEREMY HOUSEWRIGHT The King lives – at least for a couple hours in Baz Luhrmann’s new film "Elvis."  This film is carried not by America’s favorite...

A tale of two cities | Mark’s Remarks

I’m in a different place now and for whatever reason, I have noticed some differences I feel are important to note.   Why? I’m certainly...

The March of Folly | Ott Observations

The title of this column is also the title of a book written by the historian Barbara Tuchman.  In her book, she compares four periods...

Forgiveness and reconciliation – not the same | Mark’s Remarks

I believe everything the Bible says, cover to cover.   That kind of talk can get a person into trouble from time to time, but...

Enjoying summertime sun, safely | For Your Health

For the last few years, summertime has felt even more special to me than usual. With the long, warm days, we’re finally able to...

Reflections and takebacks | Mark’s Remarks

As I close out the end of my 32nd year of teaching, I’m amazed at what we’ve accomplished and survived in the past couple...

Top Gun: Maverick | Movie Review

By Jeremy Housewright It may have taken nearly two years longer due to COVID, but it was worth the wait as "Top Gun: Maverick"...

Going back to transparency | Ott Observations

During my years as a management consultant, there was a universal truth we would share with all our clients.  “When people do not receive information...

Kids tell all | Mark’s Remarks

I had an eye-opening talk with a small group of kids not too long ago.   These kids  are a great group. They bring me...

Parker | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve oftenwondered what life must be like for our dog. He is an unusual looking dog, resembling a vampire batin my opinion. He has a...

Why can’t we have both? | Ott Observations

On my most pessimistic days, it can seem like our country is torn apart by irreconcilable differences.   If our government wants to make sure...
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