13) Mark M

Photo credit: Jim Sincock

Mark M: Person, b.1956 in Minneapolis, MN where he grew up in a western suburb called Minnetonka and relocated to Racine in 1978 taking a job fresh out of college at Modine Manufacturing Company where he retired after 42 years. He has published zines, about 60 chapbooks, and has dabbled musically as half a duo called Inept with Dan Nielsen and with Atman Way (Jeff Baker) as The Two. He has never been married and is childless/childfree. His artist’s statement for his visual art is “Yes, your kid could have done that.”


July 7, 2022 — “Introductionary,” Maxims, Guest Phil Schultz, Abysmal Ukraine Coverage, TP

July 14, 2022 — A “Play,” “Sound Opinions” vs. “It’s Alright Ma, It’s Only Music,” Guest G2T, a Litter Inventory, Gas Stoves, and Driver’s Ed

July 21, 2022 — Lifesize, Guest Dan Nielsen, On White Privilege, and On Conspiracy Theories

July 28, 2022 — “Poem,” Observations and Thinkings, Guest Filmmaker Tony Ramos, “Fighting Words,” Nonviolent Communication, and We Have Overshot (Again)

August 4, 2022 — Scraps and Frags, Guest Jeanne Denney and SoULL, Billionaires and other Rich People, Seth/Jane Roberts

August 11, 2022 — “Armenian Picnic,” More and Further Observations and Thinkings, Guest Activist Maria Morales, Difficult People, Luv

August 18, 2022 — Further and More Observations and Thinkings, Guests Julie Ragland and Kate Schneck, Atwood Quote Examined, Dangerous Jobs, Malidoma Patrice Some’

August 25, 2022 — Observations and Thinkings, Vol. P, Guest Artist Neal Rohrer and 50-Cent Girlfriend, Musician Jean Beauvoir, Our Two(?)-Party System

September 1, 2022 — Those Beatles, Socialist Frank Zeidler, The United Nations, Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Yemen

September 8, 2022 — A Story about Roodi, UFOs, The Bible

September 15, 2022 — The Four Agreements, All We Keep Saying…, “Astonishment Theory,” Choice Theory, Early Dion’s “Theory,” Mar-a-Lago Trump Documents Scandal and Tom Tomorrow, British Monarch Stuff, Flag Grammar

September 22, 2022 — Selections from Mcyclopedia, Restorative Justice, Oily Money, In Addition to Zappa’s Warning, Beatles Count-Out: 4, 3, 2, 1(!), Sunrise, Sunset

September 29, 2022 — More Selections from Mcyclopedia, Whistleblowers Daniel Hale et al., Project Censored, North Korea’s Missile Launches, Hiding Out from People that Count, Queen and Prince Sentiments, Early Lou Reed Demos

October 6, 2022 — Observations and Thinkings, Vol. pq, Guest Todd Krewal, Foreign Policy Blindness, Watergate Alternative, Colorado River Water Shortage, Litter Flambe’, Former Wingsman

October 13, 2022 — Observations and Thinkings, Vol. pqrstuv, The Frustrated Playwright, Note on Immigration, Halloween and Wildlife, Film: Lunana and Bhutan, Callipygian Determination in Antebellum America, Bike Lanes, Something Not about Those Beatles

October 20, 2022 — The Action of the Force of Gravity Upon a Small Body of Water, Men’s and Women’s Liberation!, Good Wars?, Message to DT, Forbidden Investing

October 27, 2022 — ‘S.BULL’ excerpt, Guest Filmmaker Jason Love, Africa, “Good Old Days,” Two Danger-Party System

November 3, 2022 — Guide to Art, Remedios Varo et al., Painting vs. Sculpture Including Spiders, An Overton Window

November 10, 2022 — Still More Selections from Mcyclopedia, Little Known, NPR’s Terry Gross

November 17, 2022 — ‘S.BULL’ excerpt, Random Universe?, Native Americans and Ecology, “Baked Candy,” CEOs, COP27 Lobbyists, Gloria Steinem Tells a Story, Election Remarks

November 24, 2022 — How the English Language Worx, Volume 1, Errant Missile, That U.S. Constitution + Elie Mystal, T-giving

December 1, 2022 — Mark M’s Heavily-Abridged Dictionary, Widely Ignored, Little Known: Berlin Wall, PHEW! I say, True Story — Swear on the…, Racine Entry on Wikipedia, Terry Gross guest note +

December 8, 2022 — Fun-nee Muh-knee, Zervos, Selections from Observations and Thinkings, Vol. wxy&z, Tlaxcallan/Rail-workers/MICIMATT, Prison Correspondence, Soporific Reading Material, Lit Assertions

December 15, 2022 — How the English Language Worx, Volume 2, Etymology, Nakam and Not, Clean Your Plate, Facebook Rebellion, Quite the Thing, Goodbye Nancy, My Shrunken Musical Tastes, Misc.

December 22, 2022 — Ignoramia, “Bad Memories,” A Look at John McWhorter, Artist Nehemiah R. Edwards, More McWhorter, Justices “Unblinded,” U.S. and Treaties, Some U.S. Progress, Little Known, Misc.

December 29, 2022 — Thank You and Farewell, Jeanne Denney Reprise, Misc., Cover Tunes, Further Selections from Observations and Thinkings, Vol. wxyz