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Friday, June 24, 2022

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...

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...

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...

Kid stuff and the perfect breakfast

I think I already told you the story of trying to fool the tooth fairy. I’ll try to be brief in my re-telling. I had...

Enquiring Minds | Mark’s Remarks

Years ago, Mom would come back from Saturday grocery shopping, usually with an issue of the latest National Enquirer. Do you remember that one?  Remember...

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...

Hello again, fitting room. Did I really miss you? | Mark’s Remarks

Writing this column for so long has taught me a few lessons. I shouldn’t  write about my personal appearance unless I’m poking fun at...

Skylines, rooftops and snacks | Mark’s Remarks

While our oldest daughter was in the hospital recently for routine observation and tests, we traded off spending the night there.   It isn’t new...

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...

The new F | Mark’s Remarks

I recently had a student look me in the eye and say “I have a problem. I have a B-.” I looked back at this...

Out to pasture | Mark’s Remarks

When I was very little, someone bought a rocking horse for me. It was too big for my bedroom, so my mom set it...
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