Category Archives: Mark’s Life

I got lucky tonight in Ypsilanti

This evening, after getting home from work, I took my dog for a walk. We were making pretty good time along the route we usually take, until we reached the intersection of Michigan Avenue and South Washington Street, when we were approached by a local business owner who wanted to talk about the upcoming vote […]

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The impressive street value of my dog

Apparently I’ve got quite a commodity. This evening, after responding to a young man’s question about Ollie’s sex, I was given the following piece of advice… “Get some puppies out (of) that bitch,” he said enthusiastically, “and make some money!” As I didn’t want for him to laugh in my face for being a sucker, […]

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“1000’s of Live Girls and 3 Undead Ones”

Maybe I’ve been watching too much of The Walking Dead, but, when I was cutting through the parking lot behind Deja Vu with my dog yesterday, and ran into this car of theirs, my mind went immediately to zombies. As I’ve never seen it rolling around town, I imagine they only use it in case […]

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Local “gospel” event drives Ypsilantians into the arms of Satan

I was alerted to a series of posts on Facebook yesterday by the increasingly popular “I blame Mark Maynard” tag. I would seem that, in trying to navigate my way though the crowd at this weekend’s downtown “gospel” event, I inadvertently deflected a pack of rabid young evangelists toward a woman who found herself pinned […]

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DIY bowling in Depot Town

What would you do if, in the early morning hours, before anyone was out and about, you found a bowling ball in the middle of a Depot Town sidewalk while walking your dog? Would you A) seize the opportunity, do your best Fred Flintstone impersonation, and hurl it down the sidewalk with giddy abandon? Or […]

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