Category Archives: Faith

Sunday Night Potpourri: Wild Card Edition

I’m watching my erstwhile home team, the Cincinnati Bengals, in the first round of the playoffs. I’ve only watched a few NFL games this season — my tastes run more toward the college game these days, and have for years. … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Christmas 2022 Edition

We opened our gifts this morning — highlighted by art books, rubber stamps, and clothes for the Spawn and Squeeze; a robe and industrial strength food processor/blender for Mrs. M, and books and music for Your Genial Host. Admittedly, one … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: The View from My Office

The sun works its way through the window blinds in my office on one of the last bright afternoons before Wednesday’s solstice. In addition to the longest night of the year, Wednesday brings the Spawn and Squeeze to Mondoville. I’m … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Potpourri: Post-Gradeapalooza Edition

I turned my grades in this morning shortly before noon, and had lunch with my friend and sometimes bassist Justin. Tomorrow evening I’ll watch a Mondoville hoops doubleheader, but tonight I just thought I’d catch my breath and check in… … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Hebrew Calendar Birthday Edition

Shanah tovah to my friends who celebrate! I was born on Rosh Hashanah in 1965, when my dad was working at Percy Cohen in Nashville as an interior decorator/salesman. In celebration of that auspicious event (my birth), Mr. Cohen bought … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon Potpourri: Prose and Cons Edition

I’m relaxing in the office this afternoon, having just offered up a pint at the local blood drive. Mrs. M is doing some shopping, and both of us are starting to think about the approach of the new school year. … Continue reading

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So Long, James.

James Kolasa, one of my best friends from my years in Lexington, died this morning. I can’t say it was out of a clear blue sky — he had been in failing health for some time, in fact longer than … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, 2022

As I posted on social media this morning: When I was young, Christmas was my favorite holiday, and I grew to love the unlikeliness of God in the manger. As I am older and have learned of loss, I have … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional, 2022

As long-time readers of this blog know, the college sponsors devotionals during certain times of year — most notably Advent and Lent. Members of the college community write and record them, and they’re shared on a local radio station and … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Update…

So I cleaned up the Christmas dinner a little while ago. Let me explain. After yesterday’s post, the turkey was in the oven and Clan Mondo (with Special Guest Star The Main Squeeze) was kicking back. Mrs. M was watching … Continue reading

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