SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
It’s been a particularly challenging year, and I wonder if the main thing we should be thankful for is that it’s almost over.
My home was the scene of more medical mysteries than an episode of “House”, most of the country suffered through a drought, every city whose name starts with “New” got hit by a hurricane, the economy was a sad joke, and our politicians are too sad to be a joke. It’s…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on November 22, 2012 at 1:01am — No Comments
This is adapted from one of the first of my columns ever published on the internet -- way back eight years ago! I thought it might be a fun way to commemorate America's Independence Day, especially since we can't have bonfires or fireworks in this drought.
Added by Mark R Hunter on July 4, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Independence Day -- and that we all take some time to remember what this holiday is about, and how much we should appreciate the courage, sacrifice, and forethought of our founding fathers.
It's perhaps ironic that just a day before the Fourth, the world lost an iconic symbol of Americana with the death of actor/comedian/singer Andy Griffith, who passed away at age 86. Many of us remember Andy from his leading roles on the TV shows Matlock and, of…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on July 4, 2012 at 12:27am — No Comments
Merry Christmas, everyone!
This article originally appeared in the insert of this week’s Albion New Era newspaper:
When I was a kid, we had a fake Christmas tree that no one bothered even pretending might be real.
It was an aluminum pole with holes in it, like a great silver stick. We’d take the arrow-straight branches out of their paper tubes, fluff out the bright, unnaturally green “needles” of shredded aluminum, and stick them in the…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on December 25, 2011 at 1:12am — No Comments
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
I was going to do something serious for my Christmas column this year. It’s a serious time; besides, as I write this there’s a special on Discovery about various disasters that could destroy the world.
Way to get into the spirit, Discovery!
But serious times are when we need to lighten up the most. That’s why all those great movie musicals were popular during the Great Depression; it might…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on December 23, 2011 at 3:38am — No Comments