Category Archives: Culture

Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Title TK Edition

In my office to do planning for the week, but what better way to put that off than by writing a blogpost? *** It was the home opener for the Mondoville footballers yesterday, and the Blocks and I went to … Continue reading

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Good (US)News at Mondoville

US News and World Report has released its annual rankings of colleges and universities, and while the usual suspects were in the usual places, I’m pleased to report that we’re doing just fine, and remain in a much better position … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Small Town Salutations Edition

I’m in my office, listening to Red Sovine and doing a bit of prep for the week (I’m showing a video to my History of the English Language class tomorrow, but sssshhhh! It’s a surprise!), but thought I might check … Continue reading

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God Bless Walter Mosley

Not just for his remarkable crime novels, but for this: I do not believe that it should be the object of our political culture to silence those things said that make some people uncomfortable. Of course I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Labor Day Weekend Edition

Although I have tomorrow off, I’m in my office this afternoon, looking at a few student papers and getting some reading done. But since I haven’t posted in a while… *** The big local news is the approach of Hurricane … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Happy New (Academic) Year Edition

So Year 17 of my Mondoville career began this week, with a little more attendant scrambling than usual. Still, I have the urge to write, so here we are. *** I have a weirdly unbalanced schedule this term. In the … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Catching Up Edition

The new semester officially begins on Tuesday, but of course there’s been other stuff going along with that as well, so let’s get to it, shall we? *** The pre-semester faculty in-service took place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, … Continue reading

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