About Me

David Mark
10 Maple Street, Maynard, MA 01754
damark51@gmail.com

2014: Wearing treasured
"ONLY IN MAYNARD" shirt 
"LIFE OUTDOORS" is a column I write for the Beacon-Villager, the Maynard and Stow, Massachusetts weekly newspaper.

Topics include local history, outdoor recreational activity and observations on nature. The column started in late 2009.

Many of the column's 2009-2011 articles were incorporated into a book "MAYNARD: History and Life Outdoors" in November 2011.

Many of the column's 2012-14 articles were incorporated into a book "Hidden History of Maynard" in August 2014.

Many of the column's 2015-20 articles were incorporated into a book "Maynard Massachusetts: A Brief History" in December 2020.

As of August 2021 the count is 410 columns (not counting repeats) and not yet running out of ideas.

Winter bicycling on a day with temperature -8F


Let's see - born in New York City, grew up in New Jersey, Massachusetts resident 1969-1978 and again 2000 to present, those last 20 years in Maynard. Retired. Most recently an expert science consultant to the food and dietary supplement industry.

This blog is dedicated to my family: Jean, my wife of 43 years, Rachel, our daughter, who is leading a richly complex life in Los Angeles, and to the memory of Daniel Mark, our son, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 25 years, from complications related to epilepsy. Daniel worked outdoors and enjoyed many outdoor activities.