Author Archives: Mark

About Mark

It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties. -A.N. Whitehead

Listen, Pollyanna.

A few weeks ago, I watched a teacher walk into a high school classroom and write several literary terms on the board–protagonist, antagonist, setting, conflict, &c., probably ten terms in all. He turned to the class, instructed them to take … Continue reading

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Found a job.

I was too busy getting a job to write a blog post this week. Please enjoy a Talking Heads video in place of my usual snark. Love, Mark

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A Perfectly Mormon Solution

Spoiler Alert: If you’re reading this, I’m just assuming that you’ve seen Eclipse. If you haven’t seen Eclipse, what are you doing reading the internet for? Go watch Eclipse, because oh holy crap are there spoilers below the wolves. Don’t … Continue reading

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OMG cat cannot believe Kat and Mark didn’t finish their blog

Our point-counterpoint review of Eclipse, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pack will be up as soon as humanly possible. Until then, enjoy this picture of a famous internet shirt design.

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The Ballad of Ankle Bracelet

A.B. showed up in our below basic English class midway through the first quarter. He came in sullen and gaunt, a skull-faced kid with slicked back Eddie Munster hair, sporting Norteño red and a state-sponsored ankle bracelet. He’d just come … Continue reading

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Airborne Spicy Event

Recently, I started loosely following a new policy in my kitchen. As things were bursting to life in my garden, I wanted to make sure I used them, all the while challenging myself. I decided I would try to use … Continue reading

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Hippie Lesson #2: Mother and Child Reunion

This past school year, I had a student in my 10th grade English class who, to put it in the mildest terms possible, had a problem respecting women. It was hoes this and hoes that all day long. At first, … Continue reading

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