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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Age and a Nice Walk Oct 15, 2018

Being 61 years old, and damn near, kind of, semi-retired, I told my wife I was going to walk every day. "Join a gym," she said. "You can join a gym for $10 a month, and you could go during the day when there are not too many people there." "The only ... Read More

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If Some Skank Complains... Oct 08, 2018

In light of recent news of a national war between the sexes, I'm going to tell you a little story I think explains everything. I tended bar for a while. That's no surprise. Young working-class men who need money and don't want to join the military of... Read More

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Crying With Rudyard Kipling Oct 01, 2018

I have a good education. I got it at a state university, at a suburban high school, and, most importantly, from the Sisters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Heart, at a red brick, square grade school with two-family houses across the street. So, I rea... Read More