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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The airwaves | Mark’s Remarks

In my hometown, we have a little radio station that started broadcasting in the 1950’s. I grew up listening. In the mornings, there would be...

Leave no crop behind | Planet Ryan

Back in mid-May, I told you about my near-insatiable urge to plant a garden. Perhaps it’s just one of those things you feel you...

Waiting for Rosie | Mark’s Remarks

I know most of you remember watching "The Jetsons" when you were a kid. Or maybe when your kids were kids, or whatever. The...

The night the lights went out | Mark’s Remarks

Recently, we had a power outage that was, I thought, wonderful. It seemed everything halted for a time. We lit candles and sat around...

How hard is it to smile? | Mark’s Remarks

I went to a local business office not too long ago. A lot of you must go there from time to time. I will...

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...

The Hex | Mark’s Remarks

I don’t really believe in hexes, but I do something I call putting a “hex” on old houses. Maybe it should be called "saying...

Oh well | Mark’s Remarks

Let’s face it: we are, for the most part, a self-centered society. How many times do you listen to a conversation, all the while...

Dreams? | Mark’s Remarks

I always read Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant to my fourth graders every year. It is a fun, complicated and terribly disgusting book. Kids...

Storm chasers, life savers | Planet Ryan

On Friday, May 31, the meteorological community lost three of its most innovative, valuable members to the EF-5 tornado that struck El Reno, Okla....

A book of stories? | Mark’s Remarks

Sure, there are some parts of the Bible that are hard to understand, and there are parts of the Bible many people struggle with. It’s...

Satisfaction | Mark’s Remarks

Isn’t it funny how we are never satisfied? We are such selfish, unfulfilled creatures at times, aren’t we? When I was a kid, we had...

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