Category Archives: Mark’s Life

On potty training and pooping rainbows

Over the holiday break, I spent a considerable amount of time sequestered in my room, sorting through my towering piles of paper, trying to bring some semblance of order to my increasingly chaotic life. And, in the process, I came across these two pieces of documentation relating to Arlo’s potty training, which, thankfully, is now […]

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Wet Seal closes stores without notice, screws employees, gives CFO a $95,000 raise

With the holiday shopping season now behind us, the struggling clothing retailer Wet Seal made a move this weekend to quietly close several of their stores. They did so with practically no notice, leaving many of their long-time employees without jobs, and no way to pay their bills. These employees, understandably, are none too pleased. […]

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Yes, it looks kind of like me, but I did not rob a bank today

At 4:00 today, a man apparently robbed the Ann Arbor TCF bank branch at 1900 Pauline. As these kinds of things seem to happen all the time these days, I probably wouldn’t have even taken notice under normal circumstances. In this case, though, I received an email from a reader warning me that I might […]

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Happy Holidays from your friend in Ypsilanti

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The Ypsilantian of the Year

[The following post is kind of rambling. I apologize in advance for the stream-of-consciousness nature of it.] A few nights ago, half joking, I posted on Facebook that I was considering the possibility of bestowing a “Local Person of the Year” award in Ypsi, the same way that Time magazine does every year for the […]

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