Category Archives: Broken Glass Waltzes

Sunday Evening Potpourri: Beauty and Sadness Edition

A bit less than an hour ago, I returned to Mondoville after having spent about 40 or so hours in the environs of Lexington, KY. The occasion for my travel was not one I would have chosen, but it was … Continue reading

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Time Machines

Brian Morton of Sarah Lawrence College had a fine article in yesterday’s NYT about a topic I’ve addressed in the past. As a medievalist — as a teacher of literature — part of my job is to walk my kids through … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, 2018

Yesterday, my dad’s best friend sent me a picture of the building that I believe was my first home with my parents. It’s the intersection of 14th and Woodland Streets, in what is now the very trendy neighborhood of East … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day 3

I slept in a bit this morning, but still had time for breakfast. When I got to the buffet, I sat with Frank Zafiro and we chatted a bit, agreeing that the convention has been a blast, even though we’re … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day 2

It’s been a long day in sunny, stormy St. Pete. Nevertheless, I’m persisting. I started my morning once again by fueling up at the breakfast buffet, and then making my way to the shuttle to the convention. I made my … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day One

Woke up this morning (Da DAH da dah DUM) in time to hit the breakfast buffet and catch a shuttle to the historic and beautiful Vinoy Hotel, home of this year’s edition of Bouchercon. It was good that I loaded … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Motel Menace Edition

The long weekend has begun. Mrs. M is at the gym, the Spawn will likely arise at the crack of noon, and the Hound of the Basketballs is napping near me in the den. Here’s more of what is going … Continue reading

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