Posts Tagged ‘ slightly off the mark ’

How the Scrinch Loved Christmas … Songs

December 22, 2016
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Years ago I DJ’d part time at a local radio station, and happened to be on duty when the boss decided it was time to start the Christmas season with the Gift of Music. He…

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There’s No Cure for Chicago Driving

October 15, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK I thought I’d seen bad traffic. I thought I’d seen crazy drivers. Then I went to Chicago. I’m a small town boy. When I was younger, my idea of heavy traffic…

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An Olympic Undertaking

August 12, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Despite being on opposite sides of the world, there are similarities between this year’s Olympics in Rio, and the Games two years ago in Russia. There was all sorts of…

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When I Was a Kid …

July 10, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Nothing makes a person feel older than when they start telling those “when I was a kid” stories. Example: When I was a kid I really did have to walk…

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What Kind of Idiot Goes the Speed Limit?‏

March 25, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   There was a time when I was the same reckless driver I now complain about. My first two cars were fast, and I liked to believe I was the stuntman…

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Winterizing’s Not for the Weak

November 10, 2015
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK It can be nice to sit in my house and let the summer breeze blow past us. Or, to get even more breeze, we could open the windows. My house leaks…

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Slightly Off the Video

June 6, 2015
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Slightly Off the Video

Remember awhile back, when someone edited “Mary Poppins” to look like the trailer for a horror movie? Well, somebody had similar fun with the pilot video for my alleged humor column: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spdZqg7OXKg Mark R HunterMark…

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Making a Living at Art, and Other Fantasies

May 26, 2015
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Making a Living at Art, and Other Fantasies

The good news is, thousands of writers report they’re making a pretty good living. Unfortunately, that’s a proverbial iceberg tip, being held up by several hundred thousand writers deep underwater. Have you ever tried breathing…

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Passing On Review

May 11, 2015
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Passing On Review

I know what you want: You want to know what other people have to say about my book Slightly Off the Mark: The Unpublished Columns. And who can blame you? What, you don’t want that?…

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A Good Day Having Written

March 17, 2015
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A Good Day Having Written

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK It was mid-August, 2014 when I first learned about a great opportunity to sign with a big, nation-wide traditional publisher. Six months ago. The beginning of my half year long nightmare.…

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