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Monthly Archives: September 2015
I’ve mentioned in the past that my first choice for an undergrad institution was the U of Chicago, but the finances just weren’t there for me in 1983. All the same, I’ve always had a soft spot for the school, … Continue reading
Around, around the sun we go; The moon goes round the earth. We do not die of death — We die of vertigo. Archibald MacLeish, “Mother Goose’s Garland.” So here we are. The Mad Dog and Mad Doc just headed back … Continue reading
Two nights ago, the Spawn rang me from Flagship, a pretty common event. This particular call, however, was driven by academic needs. “Dad, what do you know about regional horror fiction?” “Well, there’s Lovecraft’s New England and King’s Maine, but … Continue reading
Part 1: “Sarcasm is our kitsch.” Part 2: “As with memes, Banksy asks us to substitute the sensation of recognizing a reference for the frisson of wit.”
Last night Mrs. M and I went to the historic Newberry Opera House as the guests of the Mad Dog and Mad Doc, who will in turn be our guests next weekend for a Mondoville football game and mutual birthday … Continue reading
Today’s online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Ed reports on a couple of blogs that serve as online memorials for colleges that have disappeared from America’s educational landscape. One is Ray Brown’s College History Garden, which is dedicated to “colleges … Continue reading
Ringo is auctioning off his drum kit. Yes, that kit, the black oyster Ludwig set he used in performance and to record tracks like “All My Loving” and “Can’t Buy Me Love.” You may recognize it: The auctioneers estimate that it … Continue reading
I’ve never been a huge fan of pro basketball, but I’ve paid a certain amount of attention to it over the years. Consequently, when I heard yesterday of the death of NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone, I checked out a … Continue reading
Not to go all Garrison Keillor on you, but it has been a quiet week here in Mondoville. Still… *** The first home game of Mondoville’s football season took place yesterday afternoon. Our kids put up a good fight, but … Continue reading