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About profmondo

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

In Which the Prof Sheds Blood in the Land of His Ancestors

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a regular blood donor, a practice I began in honor of my dad, but continue because I find some satisfaction in knowing I’m doing good for someone. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Evening Potpourri: Huh? Edition

So I’ve been away for a while — sorry about that. I was down much of last week with the flu (upper respiratory version this time around), which has hit the campus pretty hard of late. Indeed, my department chair … Continue reading

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Stamps of Approval

I was informed today by my Dean that it looks like my sabbatical this fall is a go, pending the college president’s signature. As I noted some time back, I intend to spend it focusing on my creative work, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Potpourri: Busy, Busy, Busy Edition

I have numerous meetings in the coming days, and had some other committee work with which to deal on Friday, so getting focused has been a bit of a challenge. Still, here we are. *** At the Mondoville basketball doubleheader … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Iambic Feet of Clay Edition

Mrs. M is at the gym, and I just got home from Wal-Mart a few minutes ago. So what say we get caught up, huh? *** Classes resumed on Tuesday, and my sections are what my mom would have called … Continue reading

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Mondo Takes Manhattan II: Electric Boogaloo: After-Action Review

Flew back from NYC yesterday, but my arms are still tired. Anyway… *** Thursday was my last full day in the city. I had been up til past 1 that morning, blogging about my day and the book event. I … Continue reading

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From the Prof to “the Professor”

Family and friends of Neil Peart announced the death of the former Rush drummer, who died of brain cancer on Tuesday at the age of 67. Neil, called “the Professor” by bandmates and fans, Peart’s virtuoso skill behind the kit … Continue reading

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