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Mark My Words – It’s a small world after all…..right?

The earth is huge. There are over 7.5 billion people living on the earth. The earth is about 24,874 miles tall and 24,860 miles around, so when we were told as a child, teen or young adult, that “it’s a big world out there”, they weren’t kidding. On the flip side, you also hear people say “what a small world” …

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Mark My Words – The Kindness Project

Be Kind! Please rewind! I am sure those of us of a certain age remember this sticker that was plastered on VHS tapes rented from video stores back in the day. The theory behind that mantra was that if you rented a VHS movie, make sure you hit that rewind button before returning the video, so the person after you …

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Mark My Words – You, my friend, made it look easy

As I scoured my email the other day, sorting out the spam from the emails that I actually needed to read, one in particular caught my eye. The subject line made me nervous, so I hesitated opening it. I was worried for what this email contained. Anytime I see or hear the word “changes”, it causes me to pause. After …

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Mark My Words – Saying Goodbye to our family’s first home

Shortly after my wife and I were married back in 2003, we started thinking about leaving apartment life behind and buying our first house. The decision to take the plunge to purchase a house was very easy. Everything else that goes along with house hunting however, was not as simple. We never had any “knock down, drag out” fights while …

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Mark My Words – Don’t live with regret!

  Funk and Wagnalls, the dictionary people, for those of you who have no idea what those words mean, say that that word regret means “to look back to with distress; grieve over; remember with longing.” Regret is such a horrible sounding word. It isn’t a fun word to say, even if you are telling someone that they may regret …

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Mark My Words

The hardest words to say… For some people it comes easy. For others, not so much. Some people say it way too easily while others refuse. There are people who look at it as a sign of weakness while others just feel there is no need for it. And yet, there are even those who are afraid to say it …

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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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