Category Archives: Culture

“I Am Principled…

You are stubborn. He is a pigheaded fool.” I first ran across this in the textbook for a logic course my dad was taking at UT-Nashville when I was in sixth grade. He took me with him on one or … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Potpourri: Shallows and Spiders Edition

We’re moving into night two of a three-day weekend, and I haven’t posted in a few days, so here we go… *** Yesterday the Spawn and I went down to Real City for lunch at her favorite restaurant (her treat) … 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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Gathering Stones Together

One of my late Christmas presents came early yesterday. Maybe I’d better explain. One of the top items on my Christmas list was A Time to Scatter Stones, Lawrence Block’s latest (and likely final) installment in Matt Scudder’s multi-volume, fictive autobiography. … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: Wedding Bell(e)s Edition

The winter break is coming to a close; classes resume on Wednesday, and tomorrow I have to help score placement exams for some of our incoming students. But it has been a pleasant enough break, and I think I’m ready … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019!

I woke up with what might be hints of a story echoing in my head, and spent this afternoon watching my beloved Kentucky Wildcats vanquish a gutsy Penn State squad in the Citrus Bowl for their first 10-win season since … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Potpourri: Beach Reading Edition

We’re sliding out of 2018 in a skosh more than three hours here in Mondoville, and I think I’ll get things going with a piece from the Golden Trashery of Ogden Nashery: Good Riddance, But Now What? Come, children, gather … Continue reading

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