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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...

Hope and the next generation | Mark’s Remarks

Not too long ago, I remember working retail and having customers complain about customer service and how “kids these days” operated.  

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Agendas | Mark’s Remarks

Small towns are interesting places. People come together in various fashions, whether it be in neighborhoods or at functions.   Most of the time, around...

What the other guy is doing | Mark’s Remarks

Now, you would think those of us at the Republic-Times are all good friends who hang out in the employee lounge. On the contrary....

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