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Mark Larson is a veteran Southern California radio/television personality and
media consultant. His voice is heard on KPRZ 1210AM, and his weekday talk show airs mornings 6-9 on KCBQ 1170AM.

The fine art of appreciation | Mark Larson

I have come to realize that there is much to be appreciated about the word “appreciation.” In today’s culture it’s often used casually and without thought, making it lose meaning. If we consider the word in full context, we are ...

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Relishing the beauty of junk


To quote from a great Charles Dickens novel, “It was best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the ...

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Saying hello has become a lost art

art of saying hello

I am being haunted by the ghost of Christmas past. Now before you say, “Mark, the holiday season was so over weeks ago,” work with me here. Instead of the usual seasonal leftovers (like bills), one thing sticks in my ...

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Escaping the comfort zone  |  Mark Larson


I’m here to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I’ve heard that said from the pulpit more than once, when the next thing to be taught from the pastor might be a bit uncomfortable. It’s an excellent concept, you ...

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Embrace the inner boomer—or not


How did it come to this? My generation, once the largest and most vibrant age group in America, is now in the process of entering the time of life known as aches, pains and the road to retirement. In fact, ...

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Waving hello to old memories

Bluff Top Trail

As the song says, “There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” Forget the grammatical issue with that line (though “ain’t” is now in dictionaries). There really are many ways to remedy this seasonal malady. I know, “malady” is an ...

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Chillin’ for the summer


Now that we are in the midst of our long, hot summer, I can’t help but think back to those “Good Ol’ Days.” As a Baby Boomer kid, everything seemed simpler and less stressful then. Here’s one thing I’ve realized ...

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Cast out fear and speak up

Mark Larson

From my elementary school years (shortly after the earth cooled), one of my earliest memories is this: My teacher asking me to “Speak up” as in “We can’t hear you!” Considering what I do for a living this may sound ...

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