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

Preview: Hippie Lesson #2- Mother and Child Reunion

Hi everybody! It’s finals week, I’m tired, and Kat had car trouble tonight, so instead of me regaling you with my wit and charm tonight, here’s a video of me testing out the starter kombucha I blogged about here back … Continue reading

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Woodstock for Dorks

Now that Lost is over, I’m going to need a new hobby. Sure, I’ve got writing, video games, continuing education, music, ballroom dance, gardening, kombucha, outrageous pet medical bills, stenciling, bicycle repair, the Lions Club, barbecue, and yoga to fall … Continue reading

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Old Man On Campus

Today, I caught a kid nodding off in English class. I tapped his shoulder and asked, up late doing homework? Ha! he said. No, I was just up late playing Kill Monkey eXXXtreme 9000. Oh, I said, seeing an opportunity … Continue reading

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At Least I Never Voted For Joe

Joe Lieberman’s opportunistically titled Terrorist Expatriation Act (T.E.A.), which would strip citizenship from any American accused of helping foreign bad guys, has predictably gained tons of criticism and exactly zero out there in the world. So, today I’m not angry. … Continue reading

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The Internet Is Going on Your Permanent Record: Handy Tips for Modern Youth in the Digital Age

Alright kids, it’s time to face facts. The internet is huge and only getting bigger. Contrary to what Kat’ll tell you, it’s not likely to go away anytime soon, so there’s a good chance that in a couple of years, … Continue reading

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Up in Smoke: A Dangerous & Delicious Journey to the Heart of Flavor Country, or How I Came to Rock the Red Right Hand

I thought I knew barbecue. Spice rubbed steaks perfectly seared. Fennel seeds folded into lean ground beef. Sizzling hot links bursting with capsaicin. Pepper strips glistening with extra virgin olive oil. Carne asada grilled to a crisp over glowing coals. … Continue reading

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WTF Alert: “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” Edition

Okay, here’s the thing about me. I’m all for the Bill of Rights. I. Freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, whatever else floats your boat? Great, because it gives me not only the freedom, but also the ample opportunity to … Continue reading

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