Roots, wings N@ of Mark Rauterkus

Coach Mark Rauterkus, sons and Catherine

Senior night for Erik

Grant and Mark walk on beach to open water surf in New Brighton, NZ

Grant and Mark getting set for an open water swim in New Brighton, NZ.

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Face masks and hearing loss — Catherine quoted in Consumer Reports
Plus, social distancing guidelines, which require you to stand at least 6 feet away from others, are key to staying[...]
A year of platlet blood results. Norm is 156 to 369.
Up and down platlets:This is a first for me. My platlets are too low. The normal range is between 156[...]
Flashback: Candidate CDs, and DVDs, Audio and videos on YouTube. From the early years of 2000s.
Campaign Songs and Campaign CDsOnce upon a time I stood for public office. Well, to be honest, it wasn't once.[...]
Podcast Interview for Erik, co-founder of
Erik and his business partner, co-founders of, are on a podcast, The Cassandra Daily Podcast, about being a disrupter! Give[...]
Classic Letter to Editor from concerning Pittsburgh Mayor, Tom Murphy
Once upon a time, I wrote this letter to the editor.Pittsburgh's City PaperPublished on page 6 on April 21-28, 2004.Would[...]
Remembering the time we scored more than 32,000 votes in the city with a ballot question about coaching
Our small-step advancement generated a landslide. Next, the beginning of an epic suggestion.From: Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432,, Varsity Boys Swim[...]
Print coverage in the New York magazine on Erik’s company,, and its launch of new style of air conditioners
Got ink!Cover of July 2020's magazine. Erik's company's launch was covered within this edition.Headline: Easier-to-Install Air Conditioners Have Arrived. Article[...]
First day of school, grade 17, for my baby!
Here is a webinar for some news from NOLA about Tulane.Jaw dropping insights:More than 13,000 applied for 130 spots at[...]
Catherine tells her story of water for our summer campers who won’t be allowed to swim.
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Women, Ph.D., presidential candidate, Jo Jorgensen, in a one-hour interview
Listen to the radio interview on FreeTalkLive.Free Talk Live · Free Talk Live 2020-06-02
Youth Jobs deadline and a big story request from
Hi Friends and Fellow Travelers in these times of Protests and a Global Pandemic:CYBER SWIM CAMP as part of Pittsburgh[...]