Category Archives: Education

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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Once Upon A Time in “The Next ‘Next Athens'”…

A couple of days ago, Jeff “Flesh Hammer” Walls of the Woggles died of pulmonary hypertension. Readers of this blog are well aware of my fondness for the Woggles, but prior to his stint in that group, Walls played guitar … 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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Friday Potpourri: The Grand Old Game Edition

I’ll be spending a large chunk of this afternoon and evening at Mondoville’s baseball stadium, as we’re hosting a regional round of the NCAA Division II baseball tournament — the first time that has happened in the college’s history. It’s … Continue reading

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Put the Kettle (Drum) On…

I decided that I was a drummer well before I had any drums. Indeed, when I was in fourth grade and some of us were invited to start doing instrumental music, I was given a choice between clarinet and trombone. … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Potpourri

I’m listening to The Band performing “Life Is A Carnival” as the Hound of the Basketballs snoozes one chair over. Later this afternoon, the Spawn and I will deliver the Main Squeeze to the Real City Airport in time to … Continue reading

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Annnnnnd, We’re Back: Commencement at Mondoville

So, what’s a two-week gap among friends, huh? Sorry about that — there’s been a lot going on, some of which I’ll cover in a potpourri in a day or two. But in the meantime… 15 years and about 50 … Continue reading

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