Author Archives: profmondo

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."

Toying With a Drum Solo

Not from me… from Mike Portnoy. Mr. Portnoy is a drummer generally associated with the progressive rock and heavy metal scenes, having burst onto the scene with Dream Theater, a band known for having more chops than a karate dojo. … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner and the Prof’s Pet Peeve

Anyone in my line of work will find some quirks, solecisms, or barbarisms more irritating than others. The particulars vary from writer to writer and from teacher to teacher, but we all have some little thing or things that will … Continue reading

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Not that he should take it as a challenge…

… but Donald Trump may not be the biggest whackjob in DC.

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Saturday Potpourri: St. Patrick’s and Basketball Edition

I had meant to grade papers today, but the online system is down for maintenance until later today, and well, that’s when the Kentucky game starts, so, well… *** I’ll cheerfully agree that Marvel has dominated the comic-book movie realm … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional, 15 March 18

This is my second contribution to this year’s Lenten Devotional series from the college. You may find the other devotionals here. Psalm 107 (KJV) 1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, … Continue reading

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Going Home and Coming Home: Spring Break Potpourri

It’s back to the classroom tomorrow, but it’s been a pleasant enough week, so here we go… *** Wednesday morning I took command of Mrs. M’s vehicle (a/k/a “the good car”) and headed west (“the direction of change, the biggest … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional: 8 March 18

Members of the Newberry College community write devotionals during the seasons of Advent and Lent, and today is one of my turns to write. You may find the entire series at the Newberry College Facebook page. Genesis 9:8-17 Authorized (King James) … Continue reading

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