Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Creative Beard Design: episode one

I excused myself from dinner tonight to go and hack away at my beard. It had been bothering me for a while, and I felt that a change was in order. So I took a pair of scissors from the medicine cabinet and started cutting it away from my face in massive, white clumps. After […]

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The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard, tune in this Saturday at 6:00 PM

OK, the contract negotiations are now over, and it’s official. As of Saturday, I will be a part-time, non-compensated employee of Ypsilanti’s AM1700, where I’ll host “The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard”. (Other Mark Maynards were interviewed, but I came out on top.) As we discussed earlier, the show will be extremely free-form in […]

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The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard

A week or so ago, I was at the Tap Room with Ypsilanti Councilman Brian Robb and Wurst Bar owner Jesse Kranyak, when it occurred to me that the small AM radio station owned by said Councilman was just 100 yards or so away. “Let’s finish these beers,” I said, “and continue our conversation over […]

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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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