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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Divine intervention | Mark’s Remarks

You may have read this column before, and if you have, you most likely have read about my ongoing struggle to understand...

Talking about nothing | Mark’s Remarks

You laugh at the title of this column because you’ve probably read plenty of these in which I write about the ordinary...

Why didn’t I think of that? | Mark’s Remarks

My daughter likes to watch YouTube shows. We try to limit her watching, and we definitely watch alongside her to make sure...

Shoelaces | Mark’s Remarks

We count our blessings every day, hopefully.   I sometimes have a pretty optimistic attitude and keep my blessings...

Mindfulness | The Happy + Healthy Life

Have you ever been on auto-pilot driving down the road and realized you don’t remember half of your trip? Have you ever...

The black and white TV | Mark’s Remarks

The recent hot weather forced us to stay inside much of the afternoon and find things to do. At one point, we...

The size of things | Mark’s Remarks

I look back at some of the things I thought and said as a kid and can only surmise that I was...

The Rodent Destroyers | Planet Ryan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with snakes. I’m not talking about keeping a house full of them in cages...

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...

Cashmere Pulaski or Roman Polanski? | Mark’s Remarks

Schools around Illinois were not in session Monday to honor Casimir Pulaski. I’m pretty sure I’ve written a little about him before, being the...

Tips for helping | Mark’s Remarks

It is very difficult for anyone to understand another person’s plight. Do you agree? The old adage “You have to walk in...

Avoiding Talkers | Mark’s Remarks

I’m going to admit something to you: I avoid people at times. Come on, you know you do it too. 

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