Monthly Archives: August 2016

Pre-Semester Observations

Concluded a two-day faculty retreat death march in-service this afternoon with the customary assessment-themed professional development session. This one actually gave me a couple of interesting things to think about, rather than being about new and dynamic paperwork techniques for the … Continue reading

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Soundbox Tavern Recap

It was another road trip for the Berries last night as we returned to Simpsonville, SC’s Soundbox Tavern as the middle band on a 3-group bill. At least we thought that was our slot, but we were less sure than we … Continue reading

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Potpourri for the Morning Before the Next Day

Yes, I’m a potpourrist for all seasons (and a neologist as well, it appears.)  The Berries have a show up in Simpsonville tonight, but I thought I’d jot a few things down in the meantime… *** Completed my first 20-mile … Continue reading

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And Without Warning, Potpourri Strikes!

Like nearly everyone else, I continue to muddle through my life. This afternoon I’ll be spending some time with a former advisee and her infant son, but in the meantime, here’s a little of this and that… *** Saw Suicide Squad … Continue reading

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Same-Day Post-Gig Report

The Berries made our first visit to the nearby hamlet of Little Mountain, SC, today for the annual Little Mountain Reunion, a community festival. It’s a pretty popular festival in these parts, but while I’ve lived here for 13 years … Continue reading

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In Which Things Come Out All Right in The End

So, I got up extra early this morning (that is, around my usual workday wake-up time) because I had to experience one of the joys of A Certain Age — the colonoscopy. This is actually my third; because my dad … Continue reading

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Mondoville Heat

Remember how I mentioned that our air conditioner hadn’t quite risen to the challenge of the local climate lately? Well, it would appear there was a reason. Yesterday morning, the heat pump started making weird, squealing noises. We shut things … Continue reading

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