Monthly Archives: October 2018

Monday Afternoon Potpourri: Fictioneering and Other Stuff

This was Homecoming Weekend in Mondoville, and though the visiting Wingate Bulldogs overcame our side on the football field, it was the usual nice time seeing alumni from the fifteen years that I’ve been here. The Spawn rode on her … Continue reading

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Shocked, Shocked!

Yesterday at The Atlantic, Adam Serwer put forth an idea that has struck me as so obvious that it could only surprise a sophisticate. The headline: Trumpism Is ‘Identity Politics’ for White People. Serwer seems to think that he’s achieved some … Continue reading

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QotD: Pith and Vinegar Edition

Libertarian magazine Reason is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, they’ve posted a series of short pieces, in which members of their editorial staff explain how they arrived at their libertarian positions. It kind of reminds me … Continue reading

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In Which the Mondohaus is Gripped by Lotto Fever, but Quickly Recovers

What with last night’s big lottery prize, Mrs. M had organized a pool of coworkers for the drawing, and although lotteries are taxes on folks who failed prob and stat, I went ahead and bought a few tickets as well. … Continue reading

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Wall-to-Wall Non-stop Mondoville Action!

I headed up to the bedroom last night after watching my beloved Wildcats dispatch the Fighting Yuppies of Vanderbilt, and because I was the last of us to bed, I let the Hound of the Basketballs out the sliding glass … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Finally Fall Edition

So it’s another weekend in Mondoville. Mrs. M is at her school, doing a little planning for the week. The Spawn is reading in her room, and I’ve been looking at tenure portfolios while watching Alabama dismantle Tennessee (21-zip, ten … Continue reading

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QotD: Why So Serious Edition

As I mentioned in last night’s potpourri, I felt happier a couple of days ago than I can remember being in a very long time, and even a couple of days later with a few papers left to grade, I’m … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Fall Break Edition

I’m three-fourths of the way through this year’s Fall Break, which means that I’m already nearly halfway through the term. I’ve spent much of the break grading papers, and will wrap that up tomorrow — just in time for a … Continue reading

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In Which Clan Mondo Marks a Quarter-Century

So 25 years ago today, a lovely young woman flipped her last initial from a W to an M. In commemoration of the fact that she hasn’t chucked me out over the ensuing 25 years, I wrote her a poem … Continue reading

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Sokal Hoax II: Electric Boogaloo

So there’s a fresh tempest a-brewin’ in the teapot of academia, in the form of three academic hoaxsters who decided to expose the weak scholarship in areas they called “grievance studies” by submitting bogus papers to various journals in those … Continue reading

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