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Monthly Archives: August 2016
As I mentioned, last week I decided to increase my pace to the reputed Roman legion standard of 4 mph, and I’ve maintained it through this week. Three days in, I’ve already completed an IKEA half-marathon and change at 14.2 … Continue reading
Some cool stuff I’ve run across in the last little while… First off, my friend and former teacher Patti White (whose work I’ve recommended in the past) has a poem in Rappahannock Review. It’s lovely — you should read it. Secondly, … Continue reading
The first week of year 14 is in the books, and week two begins tomorrow, so here’s a little of this and that. *** The beginning of term is of course a time of first impressions, as I meet my … Continue reading
As you know if you’ve been reading me for a while, one of my goals when I started this walking stuff back in May was to enter (notice I didn’t say “compete in”) a 5K walk/run event the college does … Continue reading
Friend of the Berries and Mondoville English alumnus Heather is seriously ailurophilic. I don’t recall precisely how many cats she has in her current menagerie, but it’s enough for me to call it a menagerie, so there you go. (Despite … Continue reading
The house where I spent my teens in Kentucky was next to a cemetery. About half of it (the graveyard, not my house) was occupied while I lived there, and the neighborhood kids and I would play football in a … Continue reading
As part of my love affair with the city of Toronto (which dates back to my childhood), I’ve spent a significant amount of time listening to Canadian radio, and because of their CanCon rules, that means I’ve likely heard more … Continue reading
(Title source video here.) I’ll be bopping down to Real City later today to pick up a jumbo container of animal crackers for Mrs. M’s first-graders, and to get my pre-semester haircut and beard trim. In the meantime, here’s the … Continue reading
Back in the pleistocene when I was doing my Masters, one of my officemates (for about 4 years of my two-year M.A. studies) was a guy named Chris McGinley. He’s originally from Boston, and as you might guess from that … Continue reading
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