Monthly Archives: May 2017

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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How Twigs Get Bent: 4 May 79

On this date 38 years ago, the first of a series of explosions in my life took place, and sometimes I wonder if some of the others can be traced to that one, echoes and aftershocks of that Big Noise. … Continue reading

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Potpourri: What? Another Bloggiversary?

Well actually, it was yesterday, but I’ve been doing this now since 30 Apr 10, which makes it seven years that we’ve been dropping by here. I’m grateful to those of you who have been with me for part or … Continue reading

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