Mark Wilson

Mark’s Tools
I'm not any type of handyman. At all. I don't have the knack of fixing anything. But yesterday, I got out several of my tools.
Take a look at the picture and see if you can figure out what job I was doing.
Chase Hawks Bike Day
This past Saturday, April 28th, Chase Hawks held their annual Bike Day at the Albertsons on 5th and Central.
Here are this year's stats:
They gave away 46 brand new bicycles that they first had to assemble on Friday night.
They fitted 108 kids with brand new helmets...
I'm big on barbecuing and cooking our meals on our Traeger grill. In fact, I whipped up a sugar free glaze for our inch thick pork chops.
As I was looking up recipes last week, I ran across an article on brining. This is supposed to make tough cuts of meat more juicy and tender...
First Car Payment
This is my second blog attempt today. I had written one about monthly bills that was just too danged depressing so I'm going in another direction.
What was either the total purchase price or your monthly payment on your first vehicle...
Do Not Call List
If you've been getting telemarketing calls that you don't want to get, call 1-888-382-1222 and register your phone on the Do Not Call list. You can also register online at
However, this will not entirely stop those calls...
School House Rock
Back when I was a kid, a couple of people had the idea to help teach kids about multiplication. They thought, if they wrote some catchy tunes about it, kids would learn. It worked.
Bob Dorough has passed away at 94. He wrote all and sang most of the original songs...
Topics Of Conversation
I took this photo out at Paul's the other day after we were done moving cows. We were just parked, checking out gopher holes and green grass, and talking about how fuel injection is maybe the greatest thing that's ever happened to the auto industry...
Allergy Relief
I guess this is a poll for people who are fighting allergies like I am.
Mine get to acting up terribly this time of year. Claritin D/12 Hour is my "go to" medicine, but it doesn't completely do the trick.
I've seen a very limited amount on essential oils...
The Birthday Song
"Happy, happy birthday, on your special day. Happy, happy birthday, just wanted to say HEY!"
That's the start of the old birthday song they would sing to you at Red Robin about 20 years ago.
So, do YOU want it sung to you on "your special day"...
Who’s Not On Social Media In Your Universe?
Believe it or not, I'm one of the most active members of my family on social media. Specifically Facebook, for me.
I've got a sister in law who has a "rockstar" social media presence, and one cousin who is active as well.
Other than that, mom, step mom, 3 nieces, and my goo…
Automatic Pepper Grinder
It shouldn't make me as happy as it does, but I just bought a battery operated pepper mill/grinder.
It's not out of laziness, it's being picky about pepper on my food. It's more about liking fresh ground pepper better and now I can actually get as much pepper as I like on my food.…
Lost And Found Much Later
So, I'm out in my yard this past Sunday checking out what all needs to be trimmed, sprayed, mowed, reseeded, or replanted, and I came across a lost Easter Egg.
A 6 year old, a 10 year old, and a host of adults all combined missed this elusive prize after we had counted up the eggs that had been …

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