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Monthly Archives: May 2014
In Dante’s Divine Comedy, he tours Hell and Purgatory before meeting up with his late, beloved Beatrice — who promptly reads him the riot act about his various departures from virtue. Ashamed, Dante hangs his head, only to discover that … Continue reading
… one Aaron Bady offers “A Commencement Address from Jonathan Edwards.” It made me laugh. A tip of the Mondo Mortarboard to Tony Schreck, via Facebook.
I only went to one prom — although I was a sophomore, my girlfriend was a junior, and we went to hers in 1981. The venue at which it was held, the Drawbridge Inn in Ft. Mitchell, KY (where I … Continue reading
TRIGGER WARNING: Contains rambling. Also, contains Trigger. So the NYT has taken note of the “trigger warning” phenomenon, with an article addressing it over the weekend. I talked about this a bit during my recent trip to Kalamazoo, but I suppose … Continue reading
Mrs. M, the Spawn, and I went to Real City today for an admissions event at Flagship University, the first of these we’ve attended — as a unit, anyway (I’ve gone to a few at Mondoville over the years.) Flagship … Continue reading
Got home about an hour ago, and thought I’d jot a few things down while I do some laundry and before I hit practice. Yesterday opened with a stop by the exhibit/book room, where I again spent more than I … Continue reading
Two days of sessions are in the books, I’ve had my dinner, and am back in my room, having decided that relaxing sounds better than gladhanding at the various receptions tonight. I’m pretty beat, but it’s a pleasant kind of … Continue reading
Got into town a while ago, and am now establishing my base camp here in my palatial digs: This is my first trip here in five or so years, and I had forgotten how pretty the Western Michigan campus is. … Continue reading
I’ve spent pixels in the past discussing the career of William Topaz McGonagall, the 19th-C. Scots poet generally recognized as the worst poet in the history of English-language literature. What makes him interesting, however, is that either he didn’t get … Continue reading