Tag Archives: Clementine

It’s not as catchy of a slogan, but “Let’s Incentivize Communities to Start Creatively Shrinking Police Forces, Collecting Data on What Works and What Doesn’t, and Go from There”

While I’ve always been against the militarization of U.S. police forces, and in favor of more transparency, accountability and civilian oversight, I have to confess that I’ve never taken calls to “defund the police” very seriously. When, in the past, I’ve heard people say that we should abolish the police, I’ve thought that they were […]

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Mark’s Covid Diary…. May 17

A week or so ago, I tried something different here, and just gave myself a set amount of time to write about things going on in my life, without giving too much thought as to what was happening in the outside world. Well, as I really enjoyed the exercise, I thought that I’d try it […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

A few years ago, I made the decision not to write anything new for Thanksgiving, but, instead, to recycle something that I’d written the year before. And, ever since then, I’ve been posting the same damn thing. Well, here it is again. I was tempted to remove some of the old references, and replace them […]

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As of today, Linette and I have been married 20 years

On Saturday, October 2, 1999, Linette and I were married. Here, to mark the occasion, is a little something I wrote a while back, slightly updated to reflect that yet another year has passed. Twenty years ago today, after seven years of living with one another in sin, I married my friend and collaborator Linette […]

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The little girl is 15

My daughter, Clementine, completed her 15th trip around the sun this morning at 8:23 AM. I’d like to say how proud I am of her, how much my heart swells whenever I think about her, and how confident I am that she’ll grow up to do great things, but, as I know that she’d absolutely […]

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