Mark is a history professor at EMU. He has lived in Ypsi for about 15 years, his twin sons were born here and he seems to feel at home and have a genuine affection for the city.
Mark had contacted me about participating in the YP several weeks ago and we were just now able to meet up. We met at his office and chatted about the project, his interest in the civil rights movement, and the sculptures he makes from iron pieces of abandoned railways (i’m very interested to see these myself, keep and eye out for pics) and various other interesting things. I also followed him to a presentation he was giving on a new teaching technique called<i> Reacting to the Past</i>…..it is a very interesting concept geared toward first year college students.
It was nice to meet and chat with Mark. I can’t wait to see and photograph his sculptures.