Articles by Mark Richardson

About Mark Richardson (16 Articles)
I am retired from the Rock County Dept. of Human Services, where I had a long career, first as an eligibility determination worker and then as the county's fraud investigator. I have a deep passion for both literature and sports, particularly baseball and hockey. My literary interests run the gamut from the classics, with an emphasis on 19th Century English and 19th Century American Lit. through the modern and contemporary authors, to such things as sports history and biographies, detective fiction, philosophy, and history.

Re-Reading Fitzgerald

April 23, 2020 // 8 Comments

Mark Richardson — I was 16 years old when I first became aware of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. I was a junior in high school when one of the most important [...]


April 5, 2019 // 6 Comments

Mark Richardson — Ty Cobb has long been considered by many to have been the greatest hitter, and possibly the greatest all-around player, in major league baseball [...]

The Hard Boiled Detectives

May 30, 2017 // 9 Comments

Mark Richardson — Edgar Allan Poe is generally regarded as the father of the detective fiction genre. In his classic stories, The Murders In the Rue Morgue, The Mystery [...]

Faith and Baseball

August 1, 2016 // 3 Comments

Mark Richardson — Every now and again one stumbles upon a book that addresses issues which have flitted through one’s mind throughout his/her life, but which [...]

Wrigley Field

May 21, 2016 // 4 Comments

Mark Richardson — I made my first visit to Wrigley Field as a 12 year old boy in 1968.  I entered through the street gate and found myself in a large, dank cement [...]