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Friday, June 24, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Out with the riff raff | Mark’s Remarks

I told you that 15 years ago, I wrote two consecutive columns about moving to a new house.  Now, we have moved to another home,...

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...

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...

My name is now an insult | Mark’s Remarks

I asked my son and daughter-in-law to explain why the name Karen was being used to post negative things on Facebook and in various...

Where’s the remorse? | Ott Observations

By now, everyone has had a chance to draw their line about where they stand on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the jury’s findings...

Accountability for insurrection | Ott Observations

On Sept. 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists used kidnapped airplanes to destroy the Twin Towers in New York and damage the Pentagon in our nation’s...

The slap | Mark’s Remarks

In retirement, I’m hoping I can see many more movies than I’m able to right now. I also want to be able to be...
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