Monthly Archives: July 2018

Potpourri: Busy Saturday, Quiet Sunday Edition

It’s been a steamy weekend, even by local standards, with temperatures within hailing distance of the century mark, and heat indices of “medium well, but still juicy.” Nonetheless, I made my way to Real City early yesterday morning and didn’t … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Gets His Synchronicity On

I had several things kind of cascade into one another in the last few days, but in a good way. Allow me to explain… On Friday, I leaned about my panel at Bouchercon, and that we’d be focusing on the … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: New Phone Edition

Just got back from Real City about half an hour ago. While we were in DC last week, it became abundantly clear that my old cell phone was on its last legs and needed to be replaced/upgraded. Mrs. M did … Continue reading

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Vignette from the Smithsonian

While I was at the Air and Space Museum last week, I took in an exhibit about the early days of flight, using old footage and the like and accompanied by a newsreel-like voiceover. I sat in the darkened room … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Suggests Some Gardening

… No, not the sort that makes you sweat and have to wash your hands over and over and — wait. That’s just me? Fine. But here’s what I mean. In the last few days, a meme started going around the Book … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Revising and Extending Edition

I don’t remember how old I was (probably a pre-teen, because I seem to associate the memory with Nashville) when I discovered that the Congressional Record was something other than what I had been told it was — a verbatim record … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Mr. Mondo Goes to Washington

So, Clan Mondo went on another grad school scouting trip last week, setting out for College Park, MD, on Tuesday and returning home yesterday evening. Forthwith, a random recap, vaguely chronological in order. *** We got on the road about … Continue reading

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