“They Run and Hide Their Heads”

When the Spawn was very small (and even in her early school years), I’d sing to her at bedtime, and because I’ve been listening to the Beatles since I was a kid, their songs made up much of the bedtime repertoire. Her favorite song (and one of mine) was this one:

Maybe it’s still her favorite (although I know she’s also a big fan of “For No One”, so it may have changed.) I hope she can still stand it after this weekend, though, because we’re under a low pressure system that will draw moisture from Hurricane Joaquin, hundreds of miles away, and dump it on Mondoville and environs — we’re expecting somewhere around a foot of rain over the next three days. The Mid-Century Mondohaus is on (and partially in) the slope of a hill, so we’re hoping that any flooding will flow past us. Even if/when a nearby creek floods, we’re on the much higher Western side of the creek. If you were to think of the creek as running through the nadir of a J, we’re on the serif plane, not the dashes. Still, I’m concerned, and Mrs. M and I have sandbagged the sliding glass doors on the lower level.

On the brighter side (meteorologically at least), I’m looking forward to attending my first Bouchercon — the World Mystery Convention/conference in Raleigh, NC next week. I’ll even be making an appearance at a local library in conjunction with the con:

It can't be that much of a mystery -- our names are right there!

It can’t be that much of a mystery — our names are right there!

If you run into me while you’re there, I apologize and should really look where I’m going. I’ll be the soggy one.

Stay dry, everybody!


About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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