Mark on the Move

Letting Go of the Old You

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One of the effects of having strokes or any health crisis is that you quickly realize that the “old” you is gone. It’s a little strange to wake up, in my case, after several weeks in a coma, only to discover I was no longer the Mark I had been before. At first, I grieved […]

NMAAHC—A Museum for Such a Time as This!

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Over the past few years, my wife and I have had an opportunity to donate and be involved with the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian.  It has been an amazing privilege to see its fabulous collections and archives come to life, and since it’s Black History […]

The Call to Love

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You may wonder what a guy who spent years as a CEO and CPA may know about love, but trust me, I learned some things in my stroke experience. God knows how to help you be a better partner and He can shine a light on your marriage. Since it’s Valentine’s week, I wanted to […]

The Blessings of Storms

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When you’re going through a storm, there is very little that feels good, much less anything that feels like a blessing.  When I first started getting a handle on what it meant to do the work of recovery after my strokes, I don’t think gratitude was my first thought.  Anger, uncertainty, and “why me?” were […]