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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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...

These people | Mark’s Remarks

he conceited thing I have to tell you is that the older I get, the more I am constantly reminded of how right I...

The Cutco knife | Mark’s Remarks

There are times in your life when you are grateful for things that are dependable.   I was thinking about this the other day when...

Dreams of vague memories and familiar places | Mark’s Remarks

Dreams are something that have always been interesting to me. Sometimes I have dreams that stick with me for some time. One of those...

I’m not trying to tell you what to do | Mark’s Remarks

Now that I have three children who are adults, or painfully close, there are a lot of things I’m realizing about parenting. A lot...

Progression toward dotage | Mark’s Remarks

It’s funny to look back on past columns. When I started writing this, I had a preschooler and two boys in elementary school. I...

Rules? What rules? | Mark’s Remarks

Have you noticed these days that there is an increasing number of people who think the rules don’t apply to them? Because I am...

Tuning in | Mark’s Remarks

I have found that, as I get older, I have a constant struggle between my selfish need to be comfortable and concerned for only...

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,...

Just a little | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve often wondered how many prospective parents would benefit from looking into a crystal ball to see what parenting is like. Or what if...

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...

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...
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