About me

A 30-something year old who has spent a lifetime on the periphery – observing; taking note; occasionally offering an opinion.  Definitely not one to follow the crowd.

I have a few quirks and idiosyncracies that make me a little unique: the reclusive element is just my way of standing back to watch the world around me – there’s no need to go jumping in with both feet when so many others are wading.  Instead – I look on, vicariously dabbling in the ups and down of life  through the experiences of the people around me…


  1. jjhiii24 says:

    Hey Mark,

    Nice to see your posting again. Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope to see more from you soon……John H.

  2. I gave you the Liebster Award!


    Please visit my blog to view the rules of accepting this award. Take care!

  3. totsymae1011 says:

    A pleasure meeting you. I’m watching the waders with you.

  4. Rhapsody says:


    ” look on, vicariously dabbling in the ups and down of life through the experiences of the people around me”

    There is much to be learnt not only from your own experiences but from the experiences of others for no one person can live long enough to experience all there is in life.

    Thanks for the birds eye view into you.

  5. Thank you! 🙂

    Here is the jist of my article:

    “It’s the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness” — Lenny Bruce.

    It is clear that language changes with time. It is also clear that not all people believe that the desensitization of a word is a good thing.

    I do not believe that crude words should be used in every day speech or media if they are offensive. However, I support Lenny Bruce’s vision of eliminating the “power, the violence, the viciousness” of these words. There are horrible words out there, but we give these words power, and we can take away their power.

    • That is an excellent topic for your article and is utterly thought-provoking. So much so, that I was inspired to put my thoughts into this new blog. Hopefully you can pick out some useful quotes from it.

      Thank you again for the offer and thank you for providing me with an excellent debating topic.

  6. Mark, I was just hired as an editor for my college newspaper, however I also write weekly articles. This week, I’m writing an article on the desensitization of insulting or discriminating words and names. Would you like to write a few lines on your opinion? I’m looking for a lot of quotes from real people, and trust your judgement.

    • First of all, and most importantly, congratulations! That is excellent news :). Secondly, and most humbly, I would be more than happy to assist – and am grateful that you would even ask. :).

  7. Mark, I like what you write. Picked you up from your comment on Kemi’s site. I’m in. Keep it up.

  8. ajjam says:

    I was so impressed with your post on “The Kop”, “What Makes You a Better Red?”, that I thought I would check out your site.

    I find that I could have written the above description of yours, about myself.

    I think this might just be the first of many visits.



  9. Yep, that’s what I do, too.

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