Mark on the Move

Seeing Christmas with New Eyes

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When Christmas arrived, just over six months after my two strokes in 2007, I was still working hard at my recovery. I was determined to get my strength back and even to run a marathon on the anniversary of my stroke in May of 2008. That recovery work took concentrated effort, but since I was […]

When There’s Too Much Noise

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If you live almost anywhere in suburbia, you can feel like you never have a quiet moment. Either you’re assaulted with the literal noises of the outside world, or you’re overwhelmed by the noises of fear and doubt and worry and uncertainty that spin around in your head. Wherever you are, there is simply too […]

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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If you’ve been in the recovery process for a while, you may find yourself feeling like you always have to take a step back before you can move forward. That process can feel very slow and you may wonder if it’s worth the effort. Every morning when you rise, you have choices to make. You […]

Gospel Music, R&B, and Me

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I love R&B and Jazz music. In fact, 99% of the time, I’d be tuned into one of those stations wherever I happened to be. After the experience of my stroke though, my musical tastes changed dramatically. I went from jazz to gospel music and I haven’t turned back since. Today, it’s gospel music that […]