Tag Archives: Clementine

“This is what daddy sounds like when he laughs.”

I don’t want to suggest that my kids have never heard me laugh. They have. In fact, I laugh quite often, in my own little way. I shake my head and chuckle. I occasionally allow a guffaw to escape. I don’t think that my son and daughter have ever had the occasion to hear me […]

Posted in Mark's Life, Monkey Power Trio | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Mailing out Monkey Power records with Freeda and Ollie by my side

You would think that since we, the five members of the Monkey Power Trio, only get together one day a year to write and record music, that we’d have a lot of free time on our hands to do other band work, like sending out records and the like. The truth, however, is that, after […]

Posted in Art and Culture, Mark's Life, Monkey Power Trio, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Three awesome women share their stories about the day Bernie came to town

If you’re interested in finding out what presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talked about on Monday, when he was here at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center, there’s quite a bit of documentation out there. Of what I’ve seen, my favorite is an article in the Washington Post titled “‘Single-issue’ candidate Bernie Sanders touches on 20 issues […]

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

“Art of Engineering for Girls” series to begin this Sunday in Ypsilanti

When I talked with science educator Cassie Byrd earlier this year as part of the Ypsi Immigration Interview project, we discussed the possibility, given her interest in teaching girls about science, and her experience at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, that she might get more involved locally with FLY Children’s Art Center. Well, I just […]

Posted in Education, Science, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

I lack the follow-through to be a good parent

Occasionally I have good ideas. Or at least I used to. In reading through some of my writing from before Clementine was born, a little over 11 years ago now, I was reminded of this. I had ambitious plans. Sadly, though, most of these plans went out the window once the realities of fatherhood began […]

Posted in Mark's Life, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Connect

Sidetrack ad Aubree’s ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Ruth Marks