Marcus J Carlson

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Home Improvement

This summer, during my sabbatical, I decided to take some time to work on home improvement projects. Understand, that when it comes to these kind of things, any kind of maintenance outside lawn/paint/apple products, I am terrible. It was a great summer learning and gaining confidence. It was also great to improve our wonderful and […]

Sabbatical!

On May 29 at 2pm, I begin sabbatical. It is the first of my career and something I have been waiting for and looking forward to for a long time. I need it. I deserve it. I have earned it. I will be gone 9 weeks total, 6 weeks of those sabbatical, 2 of them […]

Updated Bucket List

I first published by bucket list in January of 2014 and as I continue to work on this list, I find it encouraging to review where I am from time to time. I also occasionally add some items to the list and have yet to give up on anything and remove it. To Complete: Take […]

Bucket List

I first published by bucket list in January of 2014 and as I continue to work on this list, I find it encouraging to review where I am from time to time. I also occasionally add some items to the list and have yet to give up on anything and remove it. To Complete: Take […]

Why I like Orange

I often get asked ¬†why it is that I love orange so much. When I am asked, I generally offer one of a couple responses, but decided that it would be fun to write a blog about why I enjoy the color orange so much.   I have always liked the color orange. It is […]

Blessed and Excited

Life is never perfect, nor easy, but the truth is that I am richly blessed. Most days, my only real complaints, which are common and may never go away, are that I could use a skinnier waist and a fatter bank account, neither of which actually matter. I love my family, home and work. I […]

A Tough Couple Weeks

The last three weeks or so have been a challenge. The greatest challenge has been in our community as a whole with many tragedies and other losses and events. I have been privileged to be a source of support in most of them, helping in a variety of ways. Caring for others is a call, […]

What a Year

Its been a very full year and its not done yet. Besides the general nature of life, family and working 4 jobs, this year has seen 2 knee surgeries and several trips that included 8 different countries. I have one final trip, a short one to Ohio and I am done traveling for the year, […]

Knee Surgery Update

On June 20, I had knee surgery 2 of 3. This surgery involved 5 procedures on my right knee, three minor procedures, a repair of meniscus tear and a major procedure that basically involved reconstructing/realigning my knee and leg. On February 15 I had the same three minor procedures on my left knee and still […]

Knee Surgery Part 2

Knee surgery number 2 is coming up next week, the second of three and the biggest one yet. The surgeon will perform 5 procedures on my knee in one surgery, addressing many issues, all caused by my knee caps being out of place (a genetic condition). Though my left is hurting a bit more at […]

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