Blog Category: Mark My Words


Mark My Words—October, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by Penning the Penultimate Mark Twain once said, “a man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other way.” I feel the same about a man who drives round trip from New York to Ohio—with his fiancée! I’ve been writing for The Paint Dealer and the Mugler family  … Read more

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Mark My Words—September, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by     A Call to Paint-Makers: Pay Attention to Us! I’ve gotten used to living my life at the bottom of the food chain. When we go out, my fiancé tells me where we are going and how I am to dress. My daughter tells me where to send my money and how  … Read more

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Mark My Words—August, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by     No More Dog Days “There is only so much money I can fit in my pocket at any one time.” My dog died last week. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. More accurately: my dog got very ill last week and he was not going to recover; so my family and I  … Read more

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Mark My Words—July 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by   The Cherry Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree “Fight the ease of looking at a full line and dig into the pieces of a line, too.” There are telltale signs all around my house that my daughter is home for the summer: the container of mixed nuts is nothing more than a  … Read more

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Mark My Words—June, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by When General Sherwin Marches In I slept really well last night. I didn’t spend the night tossing and turning; I got into bed and fell right to sleep. I didn’t groan or shout out in my sleep (according to my fiancée at least) and didn’t wake up with that jaw pain you get  … Read more

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Mark My Words—May, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

Mop ’Til You Drop   “I don’t want to be in charge of cleaning the floors, yet there I am with a mop in my hand!” I can be very difficult—at least that’s what my daughter and fiancé told me the other night. Apparently I’m a terrific guy with a heart of gold whom most  … Read more

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Mark My Words—April, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by   10 Top Reasons to Be a Paint Dealer “I used to bring home boxes of mixing sticks and we would build houses out of them.” It’s getting so difficult to trust what you read these days. When I was younger, media didn’t have a slant! Newspapers were neither liberal nor conservative. Walter  … Read more

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Mark My Words—March, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by   Get With the Program Growing up, when my grandparents didn’t want you to know what they were saying they would speak Yiddish! In a room crowded with people, they had all the privacy they wanted, When my daughter is home from school, she has the same desire for privacy that my grandparents  … Read more

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Mark My Words—February, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

sponsored by   Playing the Numbers   “You cannot control your expenses unless you know specifically what they are.” Research shows that the neuronal pathways that cause many types of addiction, such as heroin, are the same ones that cause us to binge watch a TV show. With the volume of Shark Tank I have  … Read more

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Mark My Words—January, 2018

By Mark Lipton,

  Piling On: It All Comes Out in the Wash “It’s safer to have 20 customers owing you $100,000 than one who owes you $2,000,000.” My daughter was home from college for the holidays. I could tell because there were piles of stuff all over our house that were not there two days before! Multiple  … Read more

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