Category Archives: Family

Plaguepourri: 25 March 20

So the town remains quiet, as it likely will for quite a while. Still, it’s a writer’s compulsion, whether he writes fiction or poetry or something else, to tell readers, “Here is how the world looks today.” Here is how … Continue reading

Posted in Broken Glass Waltzes, Culture, Family, Literature, Music | Leave a comment

Waiting for My Man in Mondoville, and Other Adventures

Here’s your soundtrack. I set my alarm for 7:30 this morning in order to score a fix. I was dressed within about five minutes, donned a hat in a halfhearted effort to conceal my bedhead, and made my way to … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, Music | 1 Comment

Saturday Night Potpourri: Asymptomatic Edition

Like my colleagues here in Mondoville, I’ve gotten the ball rolling on the transition to online classes for the time being. By month’s end, we should have a better idea of whether we’re going to finish the term this way … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Education, Faith, Family, Literature, Music | 1 Comment

Thursday Potpourri: Home Again Edition

I got back home from Terpville yesterday evening, and got the finishing touches on my root canal this afternoon. The rest of this spring break week looks to be a time of grading and suchlike, but why not blog a … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Education, Family, Music, Politics | Leave a comment

Sunday Evening Potpourri: Greetings from Terpville!

Yes, I’ve been out of touch for the last couple of weeks, but I have doctors’ notes. No, really. In the past several weeks, I dealt with the flu (respiratory version this time), a double ear infection, and to top … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, Literature, Music | 1 Comment

In Which the Prof Sheds Blood in the Land of His Ancestors

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a regular blood donor, a practice I began in honor of my dad, but continue because I find some satisfaction in knowing I’m doing good for someone. … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Music | Leave a comment

Stamps of Approval

I was informed today by my Dean that it looks like my sabbatical this fall is a go, pending the college president’s signature. As I noted some time back, I intend to spend it focusing on my creative work, and … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Family, Literature | 1 Comment