Monthly Archives: February 2014

And Back Again

Been a while, huh? As I mentioned last time, we’ve been engrossed in moving. The bulk of the hard stuff made the trip to the new place last Saturday, but there has still been plenty of stuff to do, from … Continue reading

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No, Really, I’m Still Here.

Frantic, frantic, frantic. We’re getting ready to make (at least part of) the move from Spackle Manor to the new place (sobriquet TBD) this Saturday. Meanwhile, I’ve been plowing through freshman and lit survey papers for several days, with another … Continue reading

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From the Sunshine Coast to the Midlands

The coach of our women’s basketball team is from Australia, as are more than a few of his recruits. One of my former responsibilities here in Mondoville was to operate as a sort of liaison between the athletic and academic … Continue reading

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Katabasis

This afternoon when I opened the mailbox, I found a package from the Boone County prosecutor’s office. I had expected it for a few days — they let me know when they sent it. And besides, I had asked for … Continue reading

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QotD: Online Ed Edition

A term that gets tossed around a fair amount here in Mondoville is “blended courses”, a term that means a hybrid of in-person and online instruction. There are a few classes around here that operate this way, and at least … Continue reading

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The Better to Hose You With, My Dear

“The opinion of most of the musicians I have met is that the music business sucks. This is because the music business sucks.” — Robert Fripp. A few days back, in the course of my thoughts on realistic ambitions and … Continue reading

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Y.A. Titters

A few days ago, I was talking to my kids about Wordsworth’s preface to the second edition of Lyrical Ballads, explaining that it was a kind of manifesto for what he was trying to accomplish. I spent a fair amount … Continue reading

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