Monthly Archives: November 2017

Your Milestones May Vary

Today is the 54th anniversary of the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Aldous Huxley, and C.S. Lewis. As I point out to my friends, with what they no doubt consider disturbing regularity, everybody dies sometime. But of course, not every … Continue reading

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Not A Moment Too Soon…

So Charles Manson died yesterday at the age of 83. While I’m not typically the grave-dancing sort, I can’t say the world is a poorer place for his departure. I do have to say, however, that he’s connected to one … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap-Up

There was a little breathing space in my grading schedule this weekend, so have some potpourri… *** I went to a couple of Mondoville basketball games over the weekend, as we hosted a four-team tourney. The home team won their … Continue reading

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Mini-Potpourri: Tuesday Point of View Edition

Getting ready to take the Spawn for a flu shot in a little bit, but in the meantime… *** Crime writer S.W. Lauden (whose Bad Citizen Corporation is worth your time) did an e-mail interview with me last week, and it … Continue reading

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From a Lollipop Shoppe to a Dead Moon

Last night, Lawrence Block sent me a link to Fred Cole’s obituary. Mr. Cole was 69 and died of liver disease. I was aware that he had been ill, but was not aware of the extent of his illness. Much … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: Fall Back Edition

Mrs. M and I agree that the Sunday of the autumnal time change may be the most pleasant day of the year, the day when even after sleeping in, there’s plenty of day ahead. So why not put that bonus … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Responds to Questions

I mentioned my Bouchercon encounter with author Dale Phillips recently, and I’m gratified to report that should you be so inclined, you can check out an interview Dale did with me a few days ago. And while you’re over at … Continue reading

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