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Sunday, January 23, 2022

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...

Understanding the rush | Mark’s Remarks

I think I’ve written more than one column over the years on the rushing of the holiday and the commercialization of Christmas.   It doesn’t...

Everyone’s an Idiot | Mark’s Remarks

How do you like that title? I figured I’d get your attention.  Now, I have to say, I don’t generally feel this way. But...

Christian snobbery | Mark’s Remarks

As I say many times per day, we have really forgotten how to love each other in this day and age. Acceptance and tolerance are...

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...

Keys | Mark’s Remarks

As we prepared for our recent move, it was interesting to see what we had kept around, and also interesting to realize what we...

New holiday classics | Mark’s Remarks

Have you ever heard the song “Santa, Teach Me to Dance”?  I listened to it the other day and can’t really understand why it...

Living in fear of betrayal | Mark’s Remarks

Can you remember most of the times someone hurt your feelings? Many of us connect an incident to a person, regardless of the severity of...

Complete disclosure and the guilt of deception | Mark’s Remarks

With four kids, Michelle and I weren’t always up on things – especially when it came to losing teeth and getting the kids compensated...

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...

Day off | Mark’s Remarks

For years, I’ve had people in the community ask me what teachers do on those “days off” – also referred to as “Institute Days.” It...

First Days | Mark’s Remarks

As I begin my 32nd year of teaching school, I often shift my attention from the long list of “to do’s” and try to...
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