Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sunday Potpourri

Well, classes resumed at Mondoville this week. I have two sections of froshcomp and my course on the Age of Johnson this term, and I’m also working with my chair to try to get an academic journal off the ground. As … Continue reading

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A Dispatch from the Spawn

Today at Flagship, they held the Student Organizations Fair, a street-level meet-and-greet for freshpeeps and returning students alike. As part of her required course in adjusting to college, the Spawn went and took a look around, gathering info on some … Continue reading

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Another Berries Special Episode…

Did the rock and roll thing last night, playing a show at Real City’s New Brookland Tavern, this time as what I guess were technically the headliners — although I think of us as more of an “agate type” kind … Continue reading

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Another Milepost

This morning, the Supreme Court of Kentucky announced that it has affirmed my brother’s conviction for the murders of our parents. The decision was essentially unanimous, all the Justices concurring on the result. Once again, my family and I would … Continue reading

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Hello, Flagship…

So this was day one. We had the van loaded by 10:30, and the Spawn rode with me (Mrs. M driving separately) to Real City, and so to Flagship. I have to say, they seem to have the move-in business … Continue reading

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Retro Satanas!

I mentioned yesterday that we have a session each year in which an attorney does a spiel about staying on the right side of invitations to hypersensitivity being held hostage by the perpetually aggrieved Title IX. We received an e-mail … Continue reading

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Trigger Warnings and Voodoo Psychology

A common theme at this blog has been the use of claims of offense to control the streams of discourse, most notably in academia. I’ve mentioned before that my syllabi specifically include the statement, in bold and all caps: “YOU … Continue reading

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