Monthly Archives: February 2018

QotD: Lionel-Hearted Edition

Lionel Shriver was once known for writing We Need to Talk About Kevin, a 2011 novel in which a mother recounts her experiences with her son, a psychopath and school shooter. The book is good enough that my colleague David Rachels … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: It’s Been a While Edition

Sorry I haven’t had much to say of late, but I’ve been doing a lot of grading of late, and really didn’t have much to add to our ongoing conversation. But I’m here, and away we go. *** As part … Continue reading

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An Ancestor’s Voice from Two Foreign Countries

In this case, those countries would be the past and the Confederacy. My great-great-grandfather, Charles M. Calhoun (1838 – 1921), self-published a book, Liberty Dethroned,  in 1903. A quick scan of WorldCat informs me that copies may be found in a few … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Pre-Doubleheader Edition

It’s a gray morning here in Mondoville, the result of a cold front that has settled over the area and will likely keep things damp for the next few days. Mrs. M is off to the Y, and the Spawn … Continue reading

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There Goes Rhymin’ Simon

Paul Simon issued a statement through his website today, saying that he will essentially retire from performance at the conclusion of his current tour. While he acknowledges that he may do the occasional benefit set, he’s coming off the road … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Potpourri: There’s A Game On Edition

I’m not watching the Super Bowl this evening. It’s not a protest or anything — I just don’t care about either team, and once it became clear that the Bengals had regressed to their mean (and that’s pretty mean indeed), … Continue reading

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