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Mark My Words — Christmas is what you make it…and trains!

Trains. Every year at Christmas, I think of trains. For many years when I was younger, much younger, I always asked for a train set for Christmas. I attribute my desire for a train set to a couple of reasons. Growing up, on our car rides between Constantine and Three Rivers, I remember having many conversations with my Grandma Wellington …

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Mark My Words – Superstitions for Snow Days

Before we left school Thursday, I talked to my students about the possibility that we may have a snow day on Friday. As you know, the meteorologists have been telling us about the “storm of the century” for the past several days, so I wanted them to be prepared, in terms of school work, in the event we had a …

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Mark My Words

October is a big month for sports fans everywhere. College football and the NFL are well underway, the NBA is just getting started and for me, the best of all, HOCKEY season is upon us. In the midst of it all, however, is America’s pastime, which seems to take a back seat to everything else in the wide, world of …

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Mark My Words – Teachable moments

As we grow and mature from a young child, to a teen and then an adult, we are often provided with words of wisdom, advice, solicited or unsolicited or other comments from our elders. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and even older siblings, offer to us what they consider to be important pieces of knowledge or even life lessons. Like many, …

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Mark My Words

It is hard to believe, but this past August marked my tenth anniversary of writing this column for the Three Rivers Commercial-News. One of my many dreams was to become a writer. I still have that dream, but my ideas for plays, a TV show and a book are still unwritten and sitting in the back of my mind. A …

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The mind of a child is a terrible thing to ignore

The first school bell rang on Tuesday for most students in the area. There were first-day jitters for both students, parents, and yes, even teachers, as they all embark on another school year. Some students entered school for the first time or for the last, moving on to a new grade in a new school, leaving elementary behind for middle school, or …

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