Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Stuff you likely won’t hear about at the Ypsi Historical Society, Volume I: The presence of the KKK in the 1920s

On occasion, I find that it’s easier to steal content than to write it myself. And, just now, I was given a terrific opportunity to do just that when my friend, the local historian Matt Siegfried, posted the following two newspaper scans to the South Adams Street page he maintains on Facebook. From the November […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: ice cream edition

This was Arlo’s yelled response after being told that we’d all be getting ice cream after dinner. It struck me as being very self-aware, as though he knew what his limits were, but felt as though he needed to keep pushing at the outer boundaries of what’s possible. I’d like to think that perhaps this […]

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Yet another late night of Vonnegut-induced introspection

Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite people, and I’m happy for him that he got to experience the feeling of immense relief that comes with fulfilling one’s perceived destiny on this round, wet and crowed planet that we’re all, sooner or later, going to die on. It would be nice if everyone could experience […]

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You know those religious fanatics who fled England for America in 1630 with John Winthrop? Well, I’m apparently descended from one of them.

It had never crossed my mind that I might be descended from Puritans. I mean, I knew it was a possibility, as I was aware that members of my family had come over from England, but I didn’t think it was likely. Maybe it’s because I spend so much of my life railing against religious […]

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