Mark Writes

Mark Dolan
A transplanted Minnesotan's ("l'etoile du Nord") musings about all sorts of things including genealogy, tech, history, and what makes living today the very best time to be alive.
Created 31 Jul 2021
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  • Almonds are Small
    22 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Courtesy of agnetwest.com — That’s a lot of almonds. California grows about 80% of the WORLD SUPPLY of almonds. I am thankful that there are so many because I changed over to almond milk a few years a...
  • Are You Free?
    21 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 5
    BOOKS / LEARNING / FINDING YOUR INTERESTS A nice photo of our library, part of the Dakota County system of libraries. I would estimate we have 6 libraries within 10 miles of our home. Just another rea...
  • Tennis is Love
    20 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    TENNIS / JUSTICE / EQUALITY — SPECIAL EDITION Shuai Peng, a former tennis Grand Slam Doubles champion has disappeared in China. People ignore these sort of event because they like the goods they get f...
  • Homeostasis
    19 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    BALANCE / FEEDBACK / ADJUSTING THE PLAN Courtesy of BOGOBiology on YouTube.com Today’s post is a peek inside this strange head of mind. We all have our ways of seeing the world and navigating the rout...
  • Meet my Friend Horizon
    17 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    EXERCISE / CLEARING OUR MINDS Taken from Wilson, NY on Lake Ontario to the north of Buffalo, NY. It is about 100 miles from Buffalo to Toronto by car but only 37 miles across the lake. The formula for...
  • John Madden & Bitcoins
    15 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    BITCOINS / VIDEO GAMES / TECH IS NEUTRAL At today’s exchange rate, these are worth about $190,000 Today’s post is a bit longer than normal. It is a tribute to the limitless applications we can put a g...
  • There's Something Afoot
    14 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Once you read further you will realize that these photos are not the same scale Unrelated News — the season of snow has begun Today, in the afternoon we received our first “real snow” which,IN MY DEFI...
  • I Don't Understand
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    TEACHING / PRESENCE This picture is courtesy of the website pexels.com and the attribution for the original photo is included in the image. Pexels.com is a wonderful website that celebrates the creati...
  • I Have a Taste For?
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    FUN / SHARE Less Email Notice :: I think most everyone in this world would like less email. I have decided after taking advantage of some resources on Substack for improving your writing and engaging ...
  • Phone Photo Magic
    10 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 2 2
    MOBILE PHONES / CAMERAS / INSPIRATION Courtesy of holleschau.cm The message of our title is etched, by law, into passenger side-view mirrors on automobiles. It is a reminder that the object (or elepha...
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