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Mark A. Evans

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 Mark Evans lives along the midcoast of Maine with his wife, Lisa. He worked for over thirty years as a Carpenter and Construction Foreman. Twenty-seven of those years were with a General Contractor completing renovations, new construction and building housing for people with disabilities. Mark is happy to have used his skills to help those in need. Recently, Mark chose self-employment to allow more time for creative projects and fun adventures.
     Mark loves a challenge. In his twenties, he completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Mark and his wife have hiked to all of the Appalachian Mountain Club White Mountain Huts at least once. Together, they are working on the 4,000 footers of New England. Mark performs

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Picture    Our early spring adventures have taken us to Acadia National Park.  We have discovered the libraries on Mt. Desert Island are as good as the hiking. Today, I’m going to spotlight the Jesup Memorial Library.  The library is located on Mt. Desert Street in Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor is a small but densely packed town serving the local community and tourists from all over the world.
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Making Connections: 3966. THE FLAME by Mark A Evans 4 16 Oct 07, 2015 04:26PM  
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“You hate most in others what you hate most in yourself”
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Eleanor Brown
“She remembered one of her boyfriends asking, offhandedly, how many books she read in a year. "A few hundred," she said.
"How do you have the time?" he asked, gobsmacked.
She narrowed her eyes and considered the array of potential answers in front of her. Because I don't spend hours flipping through cable complaining there's nothing on? Because my entire Sunday is not eaten up with pre-game, in-game, and post-game talking heads? Because I do not spend every night drinking overpriced beer and engaging in dick-swinging contests with the other financirati? Because when I am waiting in line, at the gym, on the train, eating lunch, I am not complaining about the wait/staring into space/admiring myself in reflective surfaces? I am reading!
"I don't know," she said, shrugging.”
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“Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you really are, your degree that can go with you wherever you go, that you bring with you the moment you come into a room, that can't be manipulated or shaken. Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first.”
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Mark Evans I was fortunate to be able to visit Kevin Hancock at his book signing in Bridgeton Maine today. I now own an autographed copy of Not For Sale. It was nice to be able to support a new local author in person.

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Mark Evans I started reading "Not For Sale" by Kevin Hancock. Kevin is the president of Hancock Lumber; a company I have done buisness with for years. It's great to be reading a book from someone like myself who has come from the building trades. I would like to think our experiences enable us to write about the subjects that we are passionate about.

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Mark Evans I had to edit down the groups I'm following. I felt bad about leaving them, but for the moment it's not fair to the active members to have someone who's not got the time to stay up with the conversations.

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