Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Can someone tell me what kinds of wild animals are being released along East Huron River Drive, and by whom? Should I be concerned?

I’m imagining giant tarantulas and honey badgers, but maybe it’s nutria.

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“Truth crushed to earth will rise again”

I’m reminded today of something that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in the February 8, 1958 issue of the Baptist magazine Missions. “Those of us who call the name of Jesus Christ find something in the center of our faith which forever reminds us that God is on the side of truth and justice,” Dr. […]

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The public restroom toothbrush

I found a public restroom today that was outfitted with a communal toothbrush, which was super awesome, given that my teeth were full of celery strings and twisted little bits of beef jerky that I couldn’t work out with my tongue. I’m tempted to tell you where this magical place is, but I’m afraid, if […]

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The Unknown

[above: Lon Cheney looking like Stevie Ray Vaughan in Todd Browning’s 1927 silent film The Unknown.] Apparently the cell phone data plan Linette and I had, when it was just she and I, no longer works now that our teenage daughter has a phone as well. Every day, it seemed, we were getting texts telling […]

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As of today, Linette and I have been married for 19 years

On Saturday, October 2, 1999, Linette and I were married. Here, to mark the occasion, is a little something I wrote a while back, and shared every few years since, slightly updated to reflect that yet another year has passed. Nineteen years ago today, after seven years of living with one another in sin, I […]

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