Monthly Archives: April 2016

Entry 548: What’s in a Na

A study conducted by TheLadders.com has revealed that, in general, people with shorter names earn more money. With a name like Mark, I should be receiving my windfall any day now. Seriously, the study says that people with shorter names … Continue reading

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Entry 547: How Democracy Works

With the presidential primaries reaching a fevered pitch as we rush headlong toward the conventions, it has come to my attention that many of my readers don’t really understand how this whole democracy thing works. So allow me to explain to you … Continue reading

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Entry 546: Taking Cover

My wife Barbara and I went to an interesting concert the other night. It was a band you’ve never heard of that nevertheless manages to fill 1,000-seat theaters throughout the world. The name of the group is Gary Mullen and … Continue reading

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Entry 545: Now Can We Get Rid of the Idiots Talking Behind Me?

Big news from the motion picture industry: the AMC Theater chain has banned texting from its theaters. “But, Mark,” you may be saying, “wasn’t texting already banned?” For a change, you are correct. Until last week, anyway. That’s when AMC … Continue reading

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Entry 544: Building to an Anticlimax

NOTICE: In spite of appearances, this post is not about Donald Trump and does not make fun of him in any way.   One day recently, my morning scroll through online headlines revealed the following: TRUMP SCORES ANOTHER BIG CELEB ENDORSEMENT … Continue reading

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Entry 543: Who Do They Think They Is?

The April 3 edition of the Sunday Times Magazine covered a subject that is near and dear to my heart: pronouns. I am particularly sensitive to this hot issue because I happen to be married to a pronounally-impaired person. Some … Continue reading

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