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Monday, September 21, 2020

Green-eyed folk

Did you ever have a friend or family member who was obviously jealous of you, your family, or most humans? 

Shoelaces | Mark’s Remarks

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

Twenty years already? | Mark’s Remarks

When I was in grade school, I used to imagine myself in the year 2000.  In my mind’s eye, there I was;...

Thud, thud | Mark’s Remarks

When our boys were little, especially when they depended on us for every need, it was rare to have a moment’s peace...

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...

Seemingly Overnight | Mark’s Remarks

Is your head spinning?  I remember when I first heard of this coronavirus. My students were watching our daily 10-minute news clip...

Anti-Thanksgiving | Mark’s Remarks

Every year, a couple of folks I know do something that may be shocking to some. I find it hilarious: they “vent”...

Show up and be seen | The Happy + Healthy Life

Have you ever wanted to speak up when you disagree with someone’s opinion but kept silent? Have you ever...

Facts before fuss | Mark’s Remarks

Being an educator and living in the community I teach in, I am often stopped in the milk aisle or at the...

At dad’s expense

My family mocks me as much as possible. I’ve brought it on myself.  We’ve raised our kids to not be too serious...

First one to launch | Mark’s Remarks

As I write this, we are days away from our oldest son’s wedding. When I began writing this column, he was still...

Hard to love | Mark’s Remarks

If you put too much stock in people, they will let you down every time.  This was something a wise adult in...
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