Category Archives: Mark’s Life

What’s more beautiful than watching the eclipse in Ypsi? Watching people watch the eclipse in Ypsi.

I was sitting at my desk as the solar eclipse was starting, when a coworker urged me to grab a box from the mailroom, punch a few holes in it, and join the rest of the staff out in the parking lot to watch tiny projections on cardboard of the moon pass in front of […]

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It’s easy to gain momentum when you’re going downhill, Newt

It's easy to gain momentum when you're going downhill — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) August 7, 2017 [I was going to post something tonight about how Trump had lied earlier today when he referred to the New York Times as failing, but then I remembered that, not too long ago, I’d promised to stop focusing on […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: inheritance edition

[If you’ve got a few extra minutes, check out our Totally Quotable Arlo archive.]

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Jim Damron, one of my favorite artists, gets a mention in the New York Times

I think the value of my art collection may have increased a bit today. Not only did one of my favorite Ypsi artists, Jim Damron, just make it into the pages of the New York Times, but the article included a link back to something I’d written about a painting of his that I’d purchased […]

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The Devil on Yousef’s shoulder

Earlier today, the above photo was sent to me by a prominent local politician. He wanted to know how Ann Arbor City Councilman Chuck Warpehoski and I came to be perched so perfectly on the shoulders of beloved State Rep Yousef Rabhi, and, more importantly, which of us, in this scenario, was the Devil. For […]

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