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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The death of school spirit | Mark’s Remarks

When an idea for a column comes to mind, I turn on my phone and jot down the idea in my “notes” section. You...

Live from New York… | Mark’s Remarks

Is anyone else wondering why Saturday Night Live isn’t having a heyday?  I mean, they have one of the best opportunities to capitalize on...

Hicks and white trash | Mark’s Remarks

When I was in college up north, I had several pals who were from farther up north. The city. You know the one. If...

Grandma’s House | Mark’s Remarks

Our grandparents’ homes are safe havens, places of unconditional love and indulgence. Most people hopefully are blessed with wonderful memories of their grandparents. My paternal...

COVID and unsubs

After my wife recovered from COVID, she realized she had some lingering symptoms. Like many of you who have had it, she doesn’t have...

Inklings | Mark’s Remarks

There have been a few times in my life where I didn’t take action. It was usually because I wanted to avoid something uncomfortable. One...

Speaking from experience | Mark’s Remarks

In this day and age, teachers aren’t as respected as they once were. They used to be mysterious, highly revered people long ago. I can...

What would Walter do? | Mark’s Remarks

I think Anne Murray had a song several years back called “A Little Good News.” It was all about how we’d like to hear...

The Diner | Mark’s Remarks

Ever since our kids have been little, Michelle and I try to steal away some place every now and then.   Rarely is it a...

Anxious faith | Mark’s Remarks

Anxiety, depression, stomach problems and insomnia seem to be running rampant these days. Have you noticed? The prescribing of medicine for such issues is...

On the square | Mark’s Remarks

I wrote a couple of feature stories for this newspaper a few years back, talking about what life was like on Main Street in...

Intentional listening, clarifying and responding | Mark’s Remarks

Almost on a weekly basis, educators have conversations with students relating to communication.  We are constantly talking to students about thinking before we speak,...
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