Monthly Archives: December 2019

Now Boarding for 2020…

Mrs. M and I got home from a nice dinner at a local Mexican restaurant about an hour ago, and I’ll get back to reading a collection of Jeremiah Healy’s Cuddy short stories in a little bit. But since we’re … Continue reading

Posted in Broken Glass Waltzes, Culture, Education, Faith, Family, Literature, Music, Why I Do What I Do | 1 Comment

Sunday Potpourri: Post-Christmas Edition

The Spawn is back in Terpville, having headed back yesterday. Mrs. M is at the Y, and I’m tending to a little laundry. Meanwhile. . . *** It was nice having the Spawn with us for a week, but of … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, Literature, Music | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas, 2019

Mrs. M and I are downstairs, waiting for the Spawn to wake up. Of course, years ago, it was typically the other way around, but that’s how it has been for the past few years, and we all get to … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Family, Literature | 1 Comment

Poetry Corner Redux

It’s the day before Christmas. And as I do from time to time, I find myself wondering at the Gift we received and the Love that offered itself to us, although we know we don’t deserve it. In that spirit, … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Literature | 1 Comment

Sunday Potpourri: Home for Christmas Edition

Mrs. M is at the grocery and the Spawn is back in the familiar surroundings of her bedroom, likely chatting with the Main Squeeze back in Terpland. I’m downstairs with the Hound of the Basketballs, listening to Chris Carter’s British … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Education, Faith, Family, Literature, Music | Leave a comment

Advent Devotion — 20 Dec 19

Each year during Advent and Lent, members of the Newberry College community are asked to contribute to a series of devotions. The devotions consist of a passage from Scripture, a few thoughts on the passage, and a brief prayer. Each … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Faith | Leave a comment

A Visit to Poetry Corner: Advent Edition

Speaking of Advent, my contribution to the college’s annual devotional series will appear in a couple of days. However, this popped up in my e-mail this morning, courtesy of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute‘s faculty newsletter. Although I’m on the other … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Faith, Literature | Leave a comment

Tuesday Potpourri: Rendering Unto Caesar Edition

Just got home from the college’s Christmas potluck luncheon, where I supplied some of Mrs. M’s famous homemade fudge — whatever my shortcomings, I do know how to ingratiate myself. The day’s other highlight was taking the Hound of the Basketballs … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Literature, Music | 2 Comments

Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: My Baleful Influence Edition

We got another graduating class launched yesterday, which means that, apart from putting some syllabi together, my holidays can begin in earnest. So let’s chat, huh? *** For those of you who haven’t been through the hazing rituals that make … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Education, Family, Literature, Music | 3 Comments

The Big Noise Surfaces Unexpectedly

My former home state of Kentucky just had a change at the governor’s mansion, as Andy Beshear succeeded Matt Bevin. Bevin’s term in office was marked by controversy, bizarre statements, and what can only be described as demagoguery. Even his … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Politics | 5 Comments