Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Being Mark Maynard

As I don’t feel very much like posting anything here tonight, I thought that I’d just share this short Facebook exchange between myself and Ypsilanti landlord Stewart Beal, who apparently discovered a secret tunnel below Ypsilanti earlier this evening. The reason I don’t want to post tonight, by the way, doesn’t have anything to do […]

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My favorite movie sex scene

This was probably the first real sex scene I ever saw in a film, and I think it’s still probably my favorite, even with the terrible part where Bogart asks her to remove her glasses, which always makes me cringe. So, what’s you’re favorite movie sex scene, either seen or implied? Oh, and if you’ve […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Jeff “Shappy” Seasholtz

As we’ve been posting a lot of exit interviews lately, I though that we’d mix things up a bit and post an interview with someone who, like me, consciously chose to return to Ypsilanti. Here’s my immigration interview with poet, writer and performer Jeff “Shappy” Seasholtz. MARK: I first saw you, if I’m not mistaken, […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: Fighting Evil with Splinters edition

We’ve spent a good deal of time this past year attempting to steer Arlo away from guns. We haven’t been terribly successful, in that he still runs around pretending to shoot things, but, if you ask him what he’s doing, he’ll usually explain to you that the guns he’s pretending to shoot don’t actually fire […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July with Howard Zinn and Frederick Douglass

I marched in the Ypsi 4th of July parade this morning. If I didn’t wave back to you, I’m sorry. I had my hands full making sure that Arlo didn’t get too close to the SUV in front of us, which I believe contained someone seeking elected office. Here we are, fulfilling our patriot obligation. […]

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