Tag Archives: Arlo

Talking about death with my son

I was 13 years old on December 29, 1981 — the day that my great grandmother Minnie Wise Florian died in Liberty, Kentucky. I was with her when she passed, a few weeks after her 89th birthday. It was a traumatic night. My father was out, playing basketball with some old high school friends, and […]

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On the occasion of my son turning nine

My son Arlo turns 9 years old today. This (above) is what he looks like these days. This was taken a few days ago on one of our long, late morning walks around Ypsilanti between his two online class periods. I suspect, at some point, he’ll tire of hanging around with me, but, as of […]

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I’ve seen enough. I’m calling the race for Biden. But I don’t think I’m ready to celebrate.

With Biden’s official electoral vote count sitting at 264, having taken Arizona, he just needs one more state to reach 270 and secure the win. And, at this point, with his leads growing in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, it appears to just be a matter of time before he’s announced the 46th President of the […]

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Mark’s Covid Diary… August 23, 2020

A few evening’s ago, my son and I set out to see if we could find a new path along the Huron River. By the time we were done, we’d walked eight miles, and found some incredible trails that we’d never before knew existed. The shot above is from one of those trails. Everywhere we […]

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Mark’s Covid Diary… August 6, 2020

A few days ago, while drifting aimlessly around town with my son, he asked why it was that we were happening across the bodies of so many small, headless creatures. It seemed like something I should know the answer to, but I didn’t. I think we finally settled on the idea that the top halves […]

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