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— also known as my vanity gripe page

From sunny, Las Vegas, Nevada, this is the blog of Marc Elliot Hall, leader and system engineer extraordinaire.


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Wed, 22 Feb 2012


Sacramento Bee Obituary

Dad's passing has been noted by his regional newspaper, the Sacramento Bee.

posted at: 23:07 |


Sun, 19 Feb 2012


My Dad

On Thursday afternoon, I learned that my father had been found by my mother unconscious in their home. He was rushed to the hospital and immediately sent into surgery. However, he remained non-responsive. A scan early Friday morning found no higher brain activity.

After numerous phone calls, texts, and in-person consultations with expert medical advisors, our family made the difficult decision to disconnect the ventilator. He passed away shortly afterward.

Dad was an influential man, far beyond his family. Dr. Marc Earl Hall, known as "President Hall" for both professional and ecclesiastical reasons, had been a prominent member of both the Sacramento academic and religious communities for more than forty years. 

As a consultant, Assistant Chancellor, and Executive Vice Chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District, Dad was instrumental in strategic planning leading to the acquisition of real estate that later became campuses for Cosumnes River College and Folsom Lake College. Subsequently, as President of Cosumnes River College, he orchestrated the construction of new academic wings, a new student center, and a new gymnasium. 

In parallel with his leadership in the academic community, Dad served in a number of positions within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including as Bishop of the Del Campo Ward and President of the Carmichael Stake.

Upon his "retirement" at age 50, Dad and Mom served on several multiple-year missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including extended stays in Russia (Moscow and Yekaterinburg), Ukraine (Kyiev), Poland (Warsaw), and Thailand (Bangkok). In Yekaterinburg, Dad served as mission president for three years. 

Dad and my mother, Cherylee Green Hall, were planning to celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer. My mother, my five sisters, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and I will all greatly miss my Dad.

Arrangements for funeral and/or memorial services have not yet been finalized, although the tentative plan is for a service in Carmichael on Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m.

 

posted at: 22:55 |


Sat, 03 Jan 2009


Saturday Chores

Here in the Hall household we have a tradition of assigning chores by random lot. It works like this:

In an old plastic frosting container, we keep 18 Popsicle  sticks, each with a chore written on it. They range from "clean basement bathroom" to "vacuum stairs to second floor". There are three sticks labeled "Freebie", too. On Saturday mornings, each of the kids draws three sticks from the container. If we parents are feeling particularly mean, we might remove the "Freebie" sticks, first. If some of the easier chores have been done several weeks, but the more important ones are being neglected, we sometimes take out some of those easier chores.  

Generally, this works out pretty well.

Unfortunately, this morning we had a few issues with kids thinking that this system is unfairly administered. Usually, when this happens we start adding chores. Sometimes we do this by selecting a specific stick, and other times by having the rebellious child do the drawing. After a few rounds of this, the kids usually accept that they've got it pretty good and ought to stop while they're ahead.

If chores are finished by noon, the kids receive their allowances for the week. Then it's either free time or we do something as a family.

 

posted at: 12:30 |


Wed, 24 Dec 2008


Happy Holidays

I've been terribly out of the habit of writing in this blog. Mostly, this is because I've been busy developing other aspects of this website. Among other things, I've added the capability for all of my family members to have their own blogs, and to add text entries and photos from their web browsers rather than manually keying in HTML.

Here's a picture of the family that we dumped in our holiday Flash presentation:

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That's me in the upper left.

We've also been working on a bunch of other stuff around the house, like removing a fallen tree and generally getting ready for the holidays.

Speaking of which, I hope yours are happy. Merry Christmas!

 

posted at: 16:06 |



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