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Mark My Words

To be a rock star…

Have you ever wanted to feel like a rock star? Do you desire the thrill and the rush of having crowds of pumped up fans screaming your name while they wave their hands wildly in the air? Have you wondered what it would be like to be unable to hear anything around you because the chants and cheers for you …

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Feel good stories.

All too often the thrill of victory takes precedence over all else. Everyone wants to be known as the winner. Isn’t that why we participate in sports: to destroy the competition and win? Playing for the love of the game doesn’t matter as much as winning. If you don’t win, what is the point of even playing? Winning is everything! …

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The times are changing.

Once upon a time families used to sit down and eat dinner together. Not just sit down, but sit at the table. Talk about their day and enjoy the companionship that is family. People went to each other’s house to visit, or write letters by hand, and send greeting cards via the United States Postal Service. And yes, children used …

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Snow, snow snow.

With the amount of snow that has fallen so far this winter, the piles of snow that line our roads, driveways and sidewalks has grown from small hills into impressive mountains. Some of those heaps of snow actually towering over the people and vehicles that they surround. After one of our many snow storms, I actually stopped shoveling the driveway …

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We are now a minivan family.

Shortly after my wife and I were married back in 2003, the first thing on our agenda as a newly married couple was to go car shopping. It was time to replace my Mercury Tracer. I went a little crazy with cars in my early years, thinking I needed a new one every year or so. I purchased one, but …

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Yup! I am turning 40

A milestone is described as a “significant event or stage in the life, progress, development, or the like of a person, nation, etc.” Last December, I wrote an article regarding my milestone birthday of 39. The age of 39 has been, for lack of a better word, a special age for me. My mom was 39 years old when she …

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