Now & Next
Mark's lifelong interest in meditative living led his writing and study down a new path. In an exercise of self-exploration, Mark became a wedding officiant and enjoys listening to couples in order to weave their love stories into warm, sacred and funny marriage ceremonies that Mark leads.
Inspired by James Thurber, Charles M. Schulz, Charles Barsotti and other minimalist cartoonists, Mark makes art part of his conversations. He looks for inspiration in every encounter and admires his friends' talents.
For the first time in years, Mark read again the fiction -- some published, most unpublished -- that he wrote in the past. He gathered the best of these stories for his 2013 book When My Life Was Fiction: Stories 1982-1983 published by Burtenshaw Media.
A book of essays Going Places, Who Knows Where and a book about faith are scheduled for publication in 2014.