Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Taking the night off to celebrate my 18th wedding anniversary

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

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The yellow curtain

Over the past several years of interviewing people here on the site, I’ve developed a few go-to questions – things that I really enjoy asking. Among other things, I like to ask people about the circumstances surrounding their births, and their very first memories. It doesn’t always happen, but, every once in a while, when […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: In Charge Edition

There are a few dozen things I probably should be writing about tonight, but I don’t feel much up to it. I was at a friend’s house earlier this evening, when he unexpectedly invited me to check out his hidden scotch vault, and all of the pent up anger, which I was going to use […]

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If only all the MAGA hats were manufactured by Silver Shamrock Inc.

I know I said that I’d be taking a little time away from the blog to think, but I need to ask you all something… I thought I posted something really good on Twitter earlier this evening, and, as no one seemed to care for it, I’m curious as to what might have gone wrong. […]

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Hurricane Harvey has taken me to a dark place

I think I’m suffering from outrage overload. I just don’t want to write about anything anymore. There’s too much that needs to be said, and I have too little time, energy and talent to do it justice. I find myself just sitting here, staring at my screen, paralyzed by the thought that, as soon as […]

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