Category Archives: Education

Thanksgiving, 2020

Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? With all the ugliness this year has offered, and with the unceasing drumbeat of anger, fear, and self-righteousness that surrounds us in our polarized culture, it’s hard to remember that even now, there are … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Potpourri: Baby Gladiators Edition

The weekend was sufficiently gorgeous — sunny, highs in the 60s, with that golden afternoon light I love so much — that I spent a portion of it sitting on the back patio reading, even though there was a Kentucky … Continue reading

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Tuesday Afternoon Potpourri: Falling Sensation Edition

Welcome to autumn. Today is what the season is supposed to look like in this part of the world, although it’ll be a while before most of the leaves turn. The temperature is around 70 degrees and the afternoon light … Continue reading

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Who Remembers Sermonette?

Those of us of a certain age will remember that TV and radio stations weren’t always 24/7 enterprises. Typically, a station would begin and end its broadcast day with the National Anthem, and many of them would offer a sermonette … Continue reading

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Thursday Afternoon Potpourri: Pre-Labor Day Edition

It’s a searing afternoon here in Mondoville, currently feeling like about 102 or 103 degrees. Fortunately for me, I’m indoors, and have every intention of staying that way. I’m also putting off working on a short video I have to … Continue reading

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Baseball Is A Funny Game

I’ve been behind the desk in college classrooms, either as a prof, adjunct, or TA for something close to a quarter-century. I don’t remember every student I’ve ever had, but I remember more of them than I would have expected. … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Didn’t He Have a Blog Once?

Why yes, yes he did. And I still do. However, I’ve been doing other stuff as well, and so I’ve been lax over here. On the upside, I started this blog ten years ago as a means of therapy, so … Continue reading

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Monday Potpourri

I spent the early part of this afternoon doing some exercises from a book about writing, and as part of a goal-setting sequence, I decided I want to post at least ten times over the next thirty days. So here’s … Continue reading

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Steep Climbs and Flat Tires

A couple of weeks ago, Mrs. M’s mom took a nasty fall, breaking her shoulder to a degree that required reconstructive surgery. Afterwards, she was transported from Lost-in-the-Woods County to a convalescent center in Huntington, WV. As one might expect, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Potpourri: Still Here…

Sorry I haven’t posted of late, but between some dental issues, various anniversaries related to the murder of my folks, the summer minipalooza of grading, and a general sense that we should be checking Bethlehem for rough beasts, I just … Continue reading

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