Monthly Archives: December 2018

A Little Seediness in a Small Town

The gas station/convenience store nearest my home went under new management early in the year, for maybe the third time since we moved here 15 years back. I still swing by there occasionally, and the family that runs it treats … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, 2018

The gifts are open (mine were heavy on Travis McGee novels, replacing the ones I’ve lost over the years, and also included collections of Borges and Philip Larkin), the breakfast is eaten, and the dinner is in the oven. Mrs. … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Christmas Eve 2018 Edition

Mrs. M and I made a run to Real City this afternoon, and got home a few hours ago. The gifts are wrapped (in the case of my gift to Mrs. M, with the assistance of the Spawn, and by … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Blood, Sal Mineo, and Green Pajamas Edition

I had an urge to change my scenery this afternoon, so instead of sitting in my den with my feet up, I’m sitting in my office with my feet up. Apparently the Bengals are making like a squashed possum,  so … Continue reading

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Street Cred: 2018 Edition

This afternoon I (along with most other bilaterally symmetrical life forms, I suspect) received an e-mail informing me that I have been nominated for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who in America. It doesn’t appear to be a scam … Continue reading

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Tuesday Potpourri: The Tires, the Homophones, & Everything Edition

It’s been a pleasant enough couple of days — I’ve done some reading and errand-running and chatting with the Spawn. How about a review? *** The other day, I noticed that the front tires of Mrs. M’s car were doing … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Christmas Party Edition

After what has seemed like interminable days of rain, it’s sunny in Mondoville today. I may go for an amble (or in my case, more likely a lumber) later, but since I haven’t updated in a few days, I thought … Continue reading

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Air Ball…

Early in my career at Mondoville, our Dean of Admissions declared in a faculty meeting that there was no point in recruiting “Duke and Davidson”-type students because we didn’t have “Duke and Davidson”-level professors. (This was during the administration in … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Late Gradeapalooza Edition

I’ve got a bit more grading and data entry to do, and I think I’ll wrap it up this evening. But in the meantime… *** The Spawn just returned from her last final of the term — actually a stop-and-drop, … Continue reading

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Making Dreams Come True…

I’m administering my last final of the semester right now, for my Age of Johnson class (Yeah, we call it “Restoration and 18th C.”, but I know better). About seven minutes ago, I handed out copies of the exam. After a … Continue reading

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