Category Archives: Family

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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Poetry Corner: A Swing by Shropshire

I’ve mentioned before that the 1951 “Mid-Century [combined] Edition” of Louis Untermeyer’s Modern American and Modern English Poetry was a formative text in my life. In 1971 or ’72, my dad handed me the book, which he or some other … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Potpourri: Back Home Edition

Yesterday concluded my impromptu chauffeur duties as I schlepped home from Terpville. The traffic itself wasn’t too bad, and even flowed pretty smoothly through the 95 meatgrinder south of DC. However, conditions were rainy and misty throughout, which again made … Continue reading

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And Suddenly, A Road Trip

Greetings from Terpville, and I wasn’t expecting it either. You’ll recall that the Spawn and Squeeze came to the Mid-Century Mondohaus for Yuletide cheer, and it was good. Except… … They flew Southwest, so not only was their return flight … Continue reading

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Tuesday Afternoon Potpourri: Adventures in Rescheduling Edition

The storm that put the boots to a great deal of travel planning took a particular toll on Southwest Airlines, which happened to be the carrier for the Spawn and Squeeze’s trip from Terpville to Mondoville. Therefore, we were unsurprised … 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 Afternoon Potpourri: Turkey Hash Edition

Well, not literally, but we are post-Thanksgiving, and once again, I found a great deal for which to be thankful, not least of all, your willingness to read my assorted meanderings. And since I’ve just graded a batch of papers, … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Time-Release Gradeapalooza Edition

The research papers started coming in earlier this week, and I’ll be receiving batches this week and next as well. So there’ll be a fair — or perhaps unfair — amount of grading in the next couple of weeks. Still, … Continue reading

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