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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Comfortable | Mark’s Remarks

Our first really cold weather of the year has come, along with the moans and groans of the masses. At church on Sunday, I...

Family Table Series | J.Fires’ Market Bistro

by NATALIE SCHWEIGER For the Republic-Times For as long as there have been tables to set and dinner bells to ring, people everywhere have been preparing...

No Room | Mark’s Remarks

Every Christmas, Michelle and I say we are going to get rid of decorations, not put up as much and try to downsize. Every...

Daily fantasy sports | Planet Ryan

Not long ago, if a person was inclined to play a fantasy sport, they were somewhat limited to commit to a season-long league. Over...

A clean slate | Mark’s Remarks

Right before Christmas vacation, I encourage my students to clean out their lockers and get organized. “It’s nice to come back after vacation and have...

Losing Touch Again | Mark’s Remarks

You really never think it’s going to happen to you. Suddenly, you find you have lost touch with modern society and much of what...

Summer projects and daydreaming | Mark’s Remarks

When you have a chance to be at home more than usual, you begin to notice little things that need to be done. Then,...

Riding to school | Mark’s Remarks

When my oldest son was 5, he started kindergarten. At the time, I was still teaching in the same building. We would load up...

Lists and priorities | Mark’s Remarks

Everybody does it. You look toward a new year and start thinking about changes. You start making mental lists of what you would like...

Change in 30 Days | Planet Ryan

At some point, there comes a time in your life when you realize you need to make a change. Now, this change can be...

Tasks at Hand | Mark’s Remarks

Every year about this time, I tend to focus on the negative instead of the positive. That sort of stinks. I look at the...

The Blind Side: Spin-Off 1 | Mark’s Remarks

A while back, I talked about my disdain for the movie the “Blind Side.” This was after Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for...

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