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About profmondo

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

Thanksgiving, 2021

Mrs. M and I are relaxing in the den, while up in Terpville, the Spawn and Main Squeeze are heading up to the Squeeze’s family celebration. Later, the Mrs. and I will let a restaurant in Real City handle today’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Next Stop, Gradeapalooza!

It’s been a pretty quiet weekend, but that’s the calm before the storm of incoming research papers — from the Freshpeeps tomorrow, and my upper-levels on Tuesday. Meanwhile, it’s a cool, lovely autumn afternoon here in Mondoville, so why not … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day Potpourri

It’s 7:30 p.m. as I start this post, but with the Standard Time sunset and an afternoon meeting, it feels much later in the day. But even though “the night cometh, when no man can work,” that doesn’t mean a … Continue reading

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Tuesday Afternoon Potpourri: Catching Up Edition

Busy, busy, busy. Stories to read, stories to write, classes to teach. That’s where I’ve been. But let’s get to it, shall we? *** One of the highlights of last week’s action was getting to appear at Real City’s inaugural … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Homecoming and Outgoing

Settling into the office to do a bit of writing, but realized I needed to write here as well, because it’s been a bit too long. So here we go… *** It’s a lovely weekend here in Mondoville, which worked … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Anniversary Weekend Edition

Thursday and Friday of this past week were Mondoville’s Fall Break, and I’m back in the classroom tomorrow. This afternoon, however, I’m in my office, and just finished re-reading Book I of Gulliver’s Travels in preparation for discussing it with … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Clearing My Head Edition

I’m caught up on grading until Tuesday morning, when my upper-levels take their midterm exam. I have writing to do this month, and I will, but not having those papers hanging over me lets me get my head cleared. . … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: 55 in the Rearview Edition

Today is the last day of my 55th trip around the sun. Shortly before I wake up tomorrow morning, I’ll hit 56. Eight years ago today, I was driving home to Mondoville after the conclusion of my brother’s trial, and … Continue reading

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Not the Spanish Inquisition, But…

. . . I wasn’t expecting to become a fashion influencer. I hate shopping for clothes. Hate, hate, hate it. This is because I don’t look good in them. (That doesn’t mean I look good out of clothes, mind you, … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: I Married MacGyver Edition

It’s a mostly cloudy afternoon here in Mondoville — at least the portion I can see through my office window. I have some lesson planning to do, but thought I might as well check in here beforehand. *** I have … Continue reading

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