Category Archives: Culture

HeroesCon 2019: Day 2 — Nice Shirt

The day isn’t over yet, but I think I can bring us essentially up to date. I woke up around 7 this morning, wrote the previous post, and let the Spawn sleep in while I went downstairs to the hotel … Continue reading

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HeroesCon 2019: Day 1

As is the custom of our tribe, the Spawn and I are in Charlotte, NC, attending HeroesCon for what we are pretty sure is the ninth consecutive year. We got here yesterday, but wait! There’s more. *** During the summer … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Sneakers with Wheels Edition

I’m gearing up to assemble the midterm exam for my Brit Lit survey kids, but meanwhile… *** Made a run to Real City yesterday, hitting my favorite cheap Chinese restaurant before settling down at the used media emporium. The drive … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 2019

Once again, we remember. For Sgt. James Michial Moore, USA, KIA, Vietnam, and those before and after. Archibald MacLeish was an ambulance driver and artilleryman in World War I, and his brother, a naval aviator, was killed in 1918. This poem appeared … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Random Reads Edition

We’re having our first brutally hot spell of the year, with the highs on the verge of cracking the three-digit mark and skies the approximate color of a swimming pool liner. This is expected to continue at least until late … Continue reading

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Mutual of Mondoville’s Wild Kingdom?

I’ve mentioned before that small town life in a largely rural state means occasional encounters with Nature’s Rich Pageant, from the occasional groups of deer that wander into my yard from a nearby stand of woods to the birds that … Continue reading

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Monday Potpourri: Grand Council Edition

So I’ve had lunch, and in a little while I need to make a grocery run and perhaps get a walk in. But meanwhile… *** Things didn’t go as I would have hoped at the old ball yard on Friday, … Continue reading

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