Monthly Archives: August 2013

Meanwhile, In Greyhawk…

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Wizard/Cleric (4th/3rd Level) Ability Scores: Strength-12 Dexterity-10 Constitution-13 Intelligence-18 Wisdom-14 Charisma-16 Alignment: Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He … Continue reading

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What’s That? A BERRIES VIDEO?

You bet! And if you swing by our label’s home base, you can even buy the whole CD! And, yes, those are my snotty post-teen vocals in the lead. Comments are welcome!

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I Cover the Waterfront… and Also, Not the Waterfront

The first trickles of the slightly mightier trickle that will be this year’s medieval lit job market have begun. I was somewhat amused to find this one in the Chronicle: The Wellesley College English Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: I Knew Her When Edition

I’ve mentioned before that my route to the professoriate was circuitous. I earned my B.A. as an autodidact, and bluffed my way into the Masters’ program at Kentucky, a school to which I applied because I was in love with … Continue reading

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Worth a Look…

Friend, professional life coach, and blogrollee Anne Brannen has a nice post at her blog on the subject of falling in love, including some discussion of Abelard and Heloise. A sample: [H]ere’s the deal.  Before they fell in love with … Continue reading

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The Love Chorus

(Mr. Kotzwinkle: Should you ever run across this, thank you, and I’d love to hear from you.) William Kotzwinkle‘s The Fan Man is my favorite novel, and even if it weren’t, it would be. You see, it was already my … Continue reading

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Conspiratorial Advertising…

I was picking up a proof-of-residency/tax form in order to get the Spawn registered for her junior year of high school, and someone in the office had the radio on a country station. The song ended and a commercial began. … Continue reading

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Mrs. M, Heroine of the Mondoville Marching Band

Band camp has reached the halfway point, and the Spawn is sacked in after a week of 6:30 wake-ups for 8-5 rehearsals. She’s also been driving herself to and from these sessions, making for a fair amount of fingernail-chewing here … Continue reading

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And… Liftoff!

I’m proud to announce that our friends at Go Zombie! records have unleashed the new, self-titled album from The Berries. More information can be found at their site, or you can just go directly to the buying part, here. It’s … Continue reading

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