About Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Munroe Dion—award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Price-nominated newspaper columnist—is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion’s sense of humor sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, “Living and Dion,” has appeared in The Herald News for 24 years.

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There Goes Colonel Sanders Aug 21, 2017

One of the worst advertising flops I've ever seen has been the effort to replace the original Colonel Sanders, the portly, white-suited gent who invented, and later advertised, Kentucky Fried Chicken. The first Colonel Sanders replacement was teenage... Read More

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Lining a Bird's Nest Aug 14, 2017

I believe everyone should invent at least one thing before they die. It doesn't have to be a new kind of artificial intelligence, or a car that runs on ketchup, or anything important. It's enough if you invent a better way to make your favorite noodl... Read More

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A Slap (or Not) From My Pop Aug 07, 2017

When I was a kid, and I did something wrong, I got punished. But Pop had standards. Sometimes, I'd do something bad and instead of giving me a quick clip on the side of the head the old man would just look at me for a second or two. "I'm not gonna pu... Read More