Hi!
I'm Mark.

I've done lots of cool stuff!

I grew up in Maryland.

I lived in Pennsylvania for many years, and now live in Myrtle Beach.

I can ice skate

and I'm a certified scuba diver

I got my degree from Penn State.

I was on TV for many years.

(WNEP-TV 16 in Scranton Pennsylvania)

I taught myself to build websites

I helped build big dynamic websites like:

Of course most of my code is now gone (that's the nature of websites). But, hey, it was cool when it was live!

My LinkedIn recommendations

My Flyer

I created interactive textbooks

for MacMillian Higher Ed.

I'm a photographer

Action Shots
Sports and Surfing Photography near Myrtle Beach, SC
Vertical Wallpaper
Background Images for Vertical Monitors

I love to travel

Africa
Winter 2007-08
Holy Land Cruise
Summer 2010
Cuba Cruise
Winter 2015-16

I love kids.

  • I adopted an older child.
  • I hosted an International Exchange Student.
  • I babysit my friend's children.

I was a substitute teacher

at the junior-high level

I make maps

Ramani-Maps
Community, Municipal, and Park Maps

I built several hiking trails

I advocate for trails in general and have been a member of several community Parks and Rec boards.

I write essays about weird topics

220 Joules
A simple explanation of gravity and general relativity
Keynes Was Right
John Maynard Keynes was right when he predicted a 15-hour work week
Understanding Economic Balance
Economics and the household model
Walkable East Stroudsburg
Promoting walkability in Monroe County, PA

I'm a Certified Surgical Technologist

and have scrubbed-in on over 100 real-life surgeries

I'm sorta social.

I tutor students

in the HGTC Surgical Technology program

I've hosted travelers in my home

from around the world via Couchsurfing

I support a number of social causes.

And I've been married for over 25 years.

(Yes, to the same person).