Monthly Archives: October 2017

Weekend Potpourri: Bookish Edition

So there’s a little bit of morning left, and I thought I might check in before I head to the office this afternoon for some lesson planning and committee work. Maestro — a little traveling music? *** I spent much … Continue reading

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Well, It’s Almost Halloween…

… but still, this one gets pretty dark. Proceed at the risk of your discomfort. An old girlfriend of mine once gave me a pin that read, “I’m donating my body to science fiction.” And of course, organ and tissue … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: Homecoming Edition

I seem to have a mild case of creeping crud — headache, congestion, sneezes, that kind of thing —  and combined with the bit of sunburn I picked up yesterday, I’m not entirely stoked about getting some lesson planning done … Continue reading

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Bouchercon, Day the Last (And the Fates Laughed)

On Sunday morning, I woke up alone. This wouldn’t be worthy of remark, except (What a twist!) I hadn’t done that earlier in the week. Mrs. M accompanied me from Wednesday until Saturday, but the Spawn didn’t want me to … Continue reading

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Bouchercon, Days Green and Melvin: Lack of Sleep Begins to Affect the Prof

So it occurred to me this morning that I had forgotten to post my report from yesterday. “That’s okay,” thought I, “I’ll just double up tonight.” And so here we go, in the standard Saturday Potpourri format. Friday’s panels began … Continue reading

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Bouchercon, Day Two: Speed Dating, History, and Innocence

The alarm woke me at 6 this morning, giving me time to get civilized before I made the short walk to the convention hotel. I found my way to the Grand Ballroom and checked in for Author Speed Dating. In … Continue reading

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Bouchercon, Day Zero (In Which the Prof Vandalizes Someone’s Inventory)

I flew into Toronto today, and boy, are my arms tired. No, wait. My arms really are tired, but it’s because I had to get up at 3:30 to get to Real City in time to star in Security Theater … Continue reading

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