Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Happy Thanksgiving

A few years ago, I made the decision not to write anything new for Thanksgiving, but, instead, to recycle something that I’d written the year before. And, ever since then, I’ve been posting the same damn thing. Well, here it is again. I was tempted to remove some of the old references, and replace them […]

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Farewell Caleb

Late last week, I lost a very dear friend. His name was Caleb Brokaw. Some of you who live here in Ypsi, I’m sure, knew him. He lived just east of Depot Town, and he could often be seen walking happily through the neighborhood with his wife, Sue, and their daughter, Evie. He and Sue […]

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Gregg Turkington, movie star

I’ve had the good fortune over the past couple of decades to cross paths with Gregg Turkington, the star of the soon-to-be-released film Entertainment, on a few occasions. [One of these days, I’ll scan and post some of my old interviews with him, which appeared in the pages of Crimewave USA.] Rarely does someone I […]

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Halloween in Ypsilanti

I’m not sure what it means, but, at some point between 1:00 AM and 4:00 AM this morning, someone left a demonic frog, a bunch of creepy barbie dolls, and a sickly yellow poop covered in what looks like orangutan hair on our front porch. Is this the kind of thing that we’re supposed to […]

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