Welcome, I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; two beautiful granddaughters, Dylan and Alaina.
My significant other is Iohn (pronounced 'Jon').

I suffer from chronic Horton's Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton's affects only 0.1% of the population.
Of that small number 97% have episodic type and may be pain-free for weeks, months even years.
The remaining 3%, of which I am a part, have the chronic variety that never allows relief.

The statistics reflect only about 9,000 people, mostly men, have chronic Horton's in the United States of America.
Most people have no clue I am suffering, in pain or sick. To the world I look perfectly healthy. I do my best to ignore and go on with life.
There are days, however, in spite of my best efforts, I can't hide it.

Delve into the inner sanctum that is known as Mark's mind. Share my thoughts, ideas, opinions, ups, downs, the trepidations of life
along with the triumphs that come along as the sea of life is traversed. Visit my blog, Inside My Mind.

My thoughts, opinions on anything political, economic, environmental, educational, religious, social issues and concerns, science, technology,
health, medical news or anything that may cause a strong viewpoint, opinion or perspective may be read at From the Cornfield.

Catch my daily take on current events and the news: Kernels From the Cornfield - No Husks, No Hulls, No Shucks.
News with a dash of commentary to spice up your daily fare.

Mark at 17
Mark at 26
Mark at 36
Mark at 59