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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