Category Archives: Culture

A Farewell

I was disappointed to learn over the weekend that Timothy Gassen had died after a short illness. Mr. Gassen was an indefatigable voice in the garage rock underground, encouraging musicians around the world  to keep the musical spirit of 1966 … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition

I’ve made it through a wave of Gradeapalooza this weekend, with a couple more to go in the next week-and-a-half. But at this moment, I’m in the trough between waves, so here we go… *** Thanksgiving Day was quiet — … Continue reading

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Kissing Hands and Shaking Babies…

… or maybe it’s the other way around. In any case, that’s going to be the Mad Dog‘s agenda in the coming months, as he has decided to run for county commissioner in his suburban Knoxville district. I suspect it … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Last Train to Gradeapalooza Edition

The avalanche begins tomorrow, as I receive research papers from my two sections of FroshComp and my HotEL kids. On Tuesday, I’ll receive a bonus buffeting from my Seven Deadlies class. And there are still a couple of minor papers … Continue reading

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Just Being Neighborly…

Gray Collegiate Academy is a public charter high school in Lexington County, about 45 minutes from Mondoville. According to WACH-TV in Real City, since 2015, the school’s football team has played at the home field of Benedict College in Real … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Oh, That’s Right — I Have A Blog!

So it’s been about three weeks since I last checked in, but I have reasons. For example… *** About three weeks ago (three weeks tomorrow, in fact), I woke up feeling queasy. I made it through my class before I … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Meets the Demon Dog

I was able to catch a ride on Mr. Block’s coattails last night, as along with Lynne Block and my chair David Rachels, I accompanied LB to a reception on the far side of Real City. The reception was held … Continue reading

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