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Farewell | Planet Ryan

For a little over a year, I've been lucky enough to be at the helm of the award-winning Republic-Times website. Though I've worked as a...

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...

Keeping House | Mark’s Remarks

I have written several times that I am a recovering neatness-nut. It’s a struggle.  However, wasted quality time with family and friends over the...

Religion of peace? Not so much | Planet Ryan

In the wake of the tragic terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 10 employees of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, plus two police...

Frettin’ and Fussin’ | Mark’s Remarks

I wrote a column a while back about how much energy we put into things that don’t matter. Most of the column was devoted...

Anniversary | Mark’s Remarks

I started writing this column in October 2007. Yes. This particular week marks the week I started writing this column. I can’t really believe...

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...

Another Year in the Books | Mark’s Remarks

How many “last day of school” columns have I written? This year, I’m wrapping up year 27, which boggles my mind. I don’t have...

Thrift Store Madness and Dressing Weird in the 80s | Mark’s Remarks

Do any of you remember the phase in the 1980s when all the cool kids were wearing oversized coats, vintage hats and...

Opening Day | Planet Ryan

I've written about my family's love for St. Louis Cardinals baseball in the past, but a few things have changed since then, namely, the...

Songs4Soldiers update

By DUSTIN ROW Hi friends. Well, we had another hugely successful event this past September at our new venue, Bolm-Schuhkraft Memorial City Park in Columbia. ...

Overnight | Mark’s Remarks

During these cool days, our thoughts often go to the wonderful things about fall, to being cool again and escaping from the muggy days...

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