Monthly Archives: May 2017

Downpour

I was upstairs having lunch a little while ago when we got a shot of the “unsettled weather” the forecaster has predicted for Mondoville over the next few days. It took the form of one of the sudden downpours we … Continue reading

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“The time has come,” the Mondo said, “to talk of many things”: Potpourri

It’s another Saturday morning in Mondoville — Mrs. M is at the gym and the Spawn is upstairs asleep. As for me, I’ll scratch my blogging itch… *** I’m continuing my more-or-less random tour of Michael Connelly’s Bosch novels, having … Continue reading

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“Generations have trod, have trod, have trod…”

(Title source here.) So I seem to have embarked on another bunch of walking after a layoff that lasted most of the school year. Because of the slack period, I’m not quite at square one, but I’m barely onto square … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, and An Evening with the Coop

We’ll start this morning with the well deserved wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day. Whether your carnation is red or white, and whether you are a mother, or celebrating one in your life, I wish you the best of days. … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Getting Cooped Up

This evening, I’ll be taking the Spawn to her first “real” (that is to say, non-Berries) rock show, as we head to Real City to see Alice Cooper and his band. It’ll be the third time I’ve seen the Coop. … Continue reading

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Grad Weekend Potpourri

It’s the morning after Commencement here in Mondoville, and I enter a break for the rest of the month, before I teach my traditional two courses in June. With luck, I’ll get a little writing done, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Is Treated Better than He Deserves

I left Mondoville yesterday afternoon, bound for Greenville and the monthly meeting of the Upstate chapter of Sisters in Crime. In a remarkable lapse of taste, they had invited me up to speak at the meeting, and who am I … Continue reading

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