Category Archives: Mark’s Life

Spending Halloween alone, my heart beating a million times a minute, drowning in a sea of candy wrappers

This is where I’ve been sitting for the past hour or so, since it first started getting dark, just waiting for a trick-or-treater to climb the three steps in front of our old house and ring the bell. So far, though, no one’s even come close. I keep going to the window to check, but […]

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The giant rat that was waiting for me upon my return home

There’s nothing like coming home late from the airport, exhausted from a day of travel after a grueling out-of-state recording session with friends, and finding a three foot tall stuffed rat dressed like a rabbit laying on the ground in front of your house. I don’t know if I would have been so freaked out, […]

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Linette and I just celebrated our 17th anniversary

Seventeen years ago this week, after seven years of living with one another in sin, I married my friend and collaborator Linette Lao. Sadly, as it took place in an age before smartphones, little evidence of this wondrous and magical event exists today. We are fortunate, however, in that we do have this one image, […]

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There’s a mouse about the house

There was going to be super thoughtful post tonight about something really important, but then came the screaming. I was sitting at the kitchen table, looking through our bills, when it started. Arlo and Clementine were in the kitchen. I think Arlo, who is four years old, was the first to yell. They’d opened up […]

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“The Best 10 Ways to Keep Your Older White Relatives from the Polls Come November 8”

I know it’s kind of anti-democratic, but I’ve started work on a new project that I think has a lot of potential. I’m putting together a list of “The Best 10 Ways to Keep Your Older White Relatives from the Polls Come November 8.” I know I can do better, but here’s what I’ve come […]

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