Monthly Archives: September 2016

Down These Mean Streets a Prof Must Go

As the Spawn slept this morning — her first class isn’t until nearly 11 — Mrs. M and I were getting ready for work. She was leaving first, and as I was heading to our room to get something, she … Continue reading

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QotD: Long Knives Edition

Last week, I was discussing Northrop Frye’s The Educated Imagination with the seniors in my capstone course, a process that continues this week. Things got a little lively when we ran into Frye’s comment in the first chapter that literature doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sigh(Duck)

Although it is less in the news of late than when it first broke, a glance at my Facebook feed suggests to me that more than a few of my current and former students remain engaged with Pokemon Go. (Neither … Continue reading

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Mondo and Mads in the Mountains

Mrs. M and I returned home last night from a couple of days in the Smokies, courtesy of the Mads, who rented a luxurious cabin for the Labor Day weekend for family and friends. The Spawn and Hound of the … Continue reading

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But Do You Know the Secret (K)nock?

Sitting in my office this morning, as a student appears in my doorway. He peers through thick glasses, blinking at me owlishly. “Doctor [Mondo]?” “That would be me.” “I was talking to [another student] the other day…” “Mm-hmm?” “Is it … Continue reading

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Apples, Oranges, and Dead Trees

A few minutes ago on Facebook, a friend posted this picture: Here was the caption: A sad microcosm of what our society says being a girl vs being a boy means. With three girls to raise, this breaks my heart. … Continue reading

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