Category Archives: Mark’s Life

68 hours in Manzanita…. The Monkey Power Trio’s 24th day as a band

The weekend of October 20 marked the 24th meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. Without much in the way of any […]

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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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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in France with Donald Trump

There are a lot of reasons not to like Donald Trump. Some, admittedly, are better than others. Today, I have a really trivial one to add to the list… Given his antics in Europe right now, he’s forcing me to change my annual post about how I prefer Armistice Day to Veterans’ Day. Here’s what […]

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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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