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Friday, July 30, 2021

Watch me whip and losing touch | Mark’s Remarks

I always thought I was pretty hip and happening. I knew what was current. I listened to the latest songs. I was up on...

Green-eyed folk

Did you ever have a friend or family member who was obviously jealous of you, your family, or most humans?  Over the years, I’ve met...

Don’t forget to play | The Happy + Healthy Life

My sweet and thoughtful friend Amanda tagged me in a Facebook post of a simple sketch of two swings. At the bottom it read,...

Christmas Shopping in 1979 | Mark’s Remarks

I was almost always busy throughout the summer and well into fall. As long as there was grass to mow and leaves to rake,...

‘The Hero’ | Movie Review

Elliott comes to the rescue in 'The Hero' Our story begins with Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott), an aging actor known for western roles, seen doing...

Local food review: Fajitas del Pacifio

by Natalie Schweiger In the culinary world good quality food is a top priority. The value of a dish can be determined by freshness and...

Syria: what’s going on? | Planet Ryan

Syria. It’s the smoking hot topic around the world. Thousands of analysts all have varying takes on the situation. I love the extended coverage,...

What moms really want | Planet Ryan

Men, let's be honest. If I could take a poll Saturday evening as I stand outside of a Hallmark or Walmart store, I bet...

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...

Out of Control | Planet Ryan

Over the past week or so, all hell has broken loose across America. The worst part is that it doesn't appear that there's a...

Intervention, Buffy and Jody, and Amazon Prime | Mark’s Remarks

Usually you think you are pretty safe when your kids are watching old, classic television series. We recently acquired a smart TV as a...

On This Day… | Mark’s Remarks

On July 19, 1967, the first air-conditioned subway car started rolling in New York City. Amazing. I wonder what the ride was like before...
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