A tribute to Johnny Winter by Mark Ellis.
Portland journalist and writer Mark Ellis is the author of Ladder Memory: Stories from the Painting Trade
Mark Ellis, en route to Hawaii for a new life with his family, remembers the day the country grieved — and the day it began to heal.
Mark Ellis remembers the groundbreaking singer songwriter of thrash-death-speed metal band Slayer, who passed away earlier this month.
Mark Ellis may be a political animal, but he can relate to the little girl in this video who’s tired of “Bronco Bama” and Mitt Romney.
Brush up on the methods for completely covering old paint—and all the safety bases—with veteran housepainter Mark Ellis.
After domestic violence ends in a murder-suicide on the police station steps, some women begin to protect themselves and their loved ones with deadly force.
Politically conservative writer Mark Ellis weighs in on Mitt Romney’s “47%” speech, and explains why he thinks the candidate should own that statement instead of trying to make it go away.
Mark Ellis had the icon of a Scotsman appear and disappear in his childhood, and years later wonders if political correctness can obfuscate vital truths.
Mark Ellis looks back on elections of the past, taking note of the convention that changed him from a Democrat to a Republican.
Are you a conservative guy looking for the best and brightest women in TV news? Mark Ellis has a quick-referenc guide to the most powerful dames in conservative news.
Mark Ellis ponders what it takes to make a song a true Male Anthem, and lists the 10 he thinks fit the bill.
Mark Ellis believes that in the case of those who sexually abuse or murder children, there should be no mercy for “good behavior,” no cover-ups, and no reassignments.
ISIS is bad ideology and the best cure for bad ideas are better ideas.
Are we too gender-biased when it comes to violence, especially domestic violence?
Anti-gay countries are trying to use the UN’s Human Rights Council to exempt themselves from LGBT rights obligations.
People don’t have to be nice. If we can be grateful when they are, we can start being nicer.
Sometimes, we catch our kids in moments of pure, unabashed freedom. This girl’s selfie session is one of those moments.
Emio Tomeoni took this time lapse video to provide “a comprehensive report on the happenings of father and son while mama is away for the afternoon.”
How do you let go of cherished possessions while still holding on to the memories? Leo Babauta has some suggestions.
Inspired by his eight-year-old son’s passion for ‘Mythbusters,’ Thomas Fiffer tackles a major way we hold ourselves back in life.
“Part of it was fear, I was scared of him … Part of it was guilt, because every time we’d have a fight, he would then start crying … “
I wouldn’t have opened Philadelphia’s schools out of concern for students, and to send a message to the state of Pennsylvania.
Alexander Lowe examines the role that religions and faiths could play as uniting, rather than dividing, forces.
Adiba Nelson prays that once her job as a parent is done, God will send her daughter a man who will genuinely love her and see her and not her special needs.
Cameron Conaway isn’t a car guy, but when he attended Cadillac’s media drive for the 2015 ATS Coupe he felt the pull to become one.
Steven Lake Explores the Effects of Unemployment on Masculinity and Marriage. A Survival Story.
An unexpected note from a stranger convinced a family that baseball can be a magical game.
Brent Almond wonders why our society stigmatizes boys for showing affection to each other and worries that his young son is already feeling the pressure to conform.