Monthly Archives: December 2015

So Long, Lemmy

News of the death of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, bassist/vocalist/songwriter/essential component of British ur-thrashers Motorhead, began to pop up on my social media feeds yesterday afternoon. I hoped it was a misreading of the passing of his seventieth birthday last week, … Continue reading

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Berries on Boxing Day

Slept til noon today, which makes sense, given that I got home a little after three this morning. The Berries had a show in Real City last night, headlining  a three-band bill at our home-away-from-home, Art Bar. Justin and I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, 2015

The gifts are opened, the dinner yet to be eaten, and I’m ensconced in my den, with numerous new books and music. Mrs. M received workout stuff and small items of jewelry (although she requires no ornamentation, being beautiful already.) … Continue reading

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Another Quiet Christmas Eve

This morning I was looking through the blog archives for some of my favorite Christmas songs, which led me to my older Christmas Eve posts. I noticed certain commonalities — apparently Christmas Eves have been rainy in Mondoville for much of … Continue reading

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Christmas in Tucson and/or Space

I’ve previously mentioned my cousin, airline pilot/guitarist Jack Dunn, at this blog, but I don’t know if I’ve said much about his eldest, a sophomore at the U of Arizona who is majoring in astronomy and astrophysics (once a pursuit … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Answers the Garage Signal

I’m watching yet another set of Law and Order episodes (one of my favorite weekend activities) this morning, and was checking Facebook during a commercial break when I heard “my kind of music.” There was a tough-sounding instrumental bed, with a … Continue reading

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Putting the Cats Before the Horse

My M.A. institution has spent $80K for a new logotype/brand identity, The old one incorporated the silhouette of campus landmark Memorial Hall (where I saw Sonny Rollins in 1984, while I was a student at another college a few blocks … Continue reading

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Advent Devotional — 16 Dec 15

As I promised a couple of weeks ago, here’s the other devotional I wrote for Newberry College’s annual Advent series. May it prove useful. Jeremiah 31:31-34 (KJV) 31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant … Continue reading

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The Power of the Castle…

…The Castle of Perseverance, that is. In addition to being the title of what may be the most spectacular of surviving medieval plays, it’s also a destination worth visiting for itself. Example the first: I mentioned that the Spawn has … Continue reading

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QotD: Mondo’s Christmas List Edition

As I put together my Christmas list not long ago, I included several books that have caught my attention of late, including some from my long-time favorites Roger Scruton and Theodore Dalrymple. While I don’t find myself in complete agreement … Continue reading

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