Monthly Archives: August 2018

Potpourri: Busy, Busy, Busy…

OK, so the first week of class (plus a day) has gone into the books, and this is the one day this week that I don’t have some kind of meeting as well, so why not get a post in … Continue reading

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News(paper) from a Former Home Town

I moved to Northern Kentucky forty years and ten days ago, on 13 August 78. Like the city I left (Nashville, TN), my new home had two daily newspapers. Nashville had the Tennessean (morning) and the Banner (evening), while Cincinnati’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Farewell to the Old Year Edition

I’ve mentioned before that because I’ve spent most of my life in academia and am married to a public schoolteacher on top of that, Clan Mondo’s rhythms are more closely aligned to the academic calendar than the traditional one. As … Continue reading

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In Which the Spawn Must Deal with Her Garage Rocker Parent

The Spawn has a fondness for herbal teas. In particular, she likes a spearmint tea, of a sort we can only get through Amazon. She orders the stuff as her supply requires replenishment, and before I came to the office … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Has A Gas

One of my lower left jaw teeth has been giving me trouble for about a year. There’s a cavity right about at the gumline, and food would pack in there, despite brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and all that good stuff. This … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: Dislocation Edition

I woke up a little after nine this morning, emerging from dreams of various members of my family, set in a Nashville of my youth and in a Northern Kentucky that was both of my adolescence and the present, with … Continue reading

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QotD: Different Sides of Campus Edition

As steady readers know, my daughter is considering the U of Maryland for her graduate work in library science. Because I’ve tried to pay less attention to the news over my time off, I was unaware of the recent horror … Continue reading

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Scene on a Patio

Because the Mid-Century Mondohaus is in fact mid-century (constructed ca. 1964), much of the back of our home includes sliding glass doors. We may lead the county in steel rods wedged into sliding door tracks as security devices, but one … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Finds Something Cool

Part of my adolescence in the Cincinnati burbs, and my extended adolescence in grad school in Lexington, was late-night TV of the 70s and 80s. From Night Flight‘s toy box of weird media and music to SCTV‘s parodies of small-market television and … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: “What, a Week Already?” Edition

So yeah, I haven’t posted in a few days. Let’s remedy that, shall we? *** I learned yesterday that it may be necessary to convert my class on the Seven Deadly Sins to a freshpeep-level course, so I’m trying to … Continue reading

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