Tag Archives: circumcision

Celebrating the anniversary of my extraction

On this day, many, many years ago, I was pulled from the womb of my unconscious mother with forceps. Later, according to my mother’s account, when a nurse brought me to her, she refused to take me, saying, “No, I haven’t had my baby yet.” A few friends and loved ones seem to think that […]

Posted in Mark's Life, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Happy first birthday Arlo Lao Maynard

A year ago yesterday, Linette and I we welcomed our son Arlo into the world. Like his sister, once he made up his mind that he wanted to join us, he came shooting down the birth canal like a rocket. I think I must have mentioned it here before, but, eight years ago, when Linette […]

Posted in Mark's Life, Photographs, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Ypsi’s water tower, and its missing whatsit

My friend Eric sent me a huge photo of Ypsilanti’s infamous water tower yesterday. The image, which is beautiful, was taken in 1900, when women carried parasols, and Cross Street was still a dirt road scarred by wagon tracks. It’s an amazing photo. The structure was just ten years old at the time, having been […]

Posted in Civil Liberties, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

This is what you would have seen today if I’d accepted you as my Facebook friend

[Speaking of Facebook, if you use it, you can follow this website by clicking here.]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Mark's Life, Other | Also tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments


Sidetrack ad Aubree’s ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Peter Sickman-Garner