Monthly Archives: September 2016

In Which the Truth Is Confirmed

Yeah, I’m a dork. I mean, I know this — I tell my students that a professor is simply a geek who has given up his or her amateur standing. Nonetheless, I occasionally give myself reminders that flood me with … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up

Well, maybe not to a dee-luxe apartment in the sky, but the annual rankings from US News and World Report are out, and Mondoville has made a dramatic — even startling — upward move in the rankings. We’re now the 16th-ranked … Continue reading

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Pre-Game Potpourri

I’ll be going to my first home game of the Mondoville football season in a few hours, but in the meantime, here are some of the usual odds and ends for a Saturday. *** Observed a Mondoville tradition for the … Continue reading

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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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