Category Archives: Family

Mom’s Birthday

My mother was born 75 years ago today. She endured more than many people do in our society, and while some of those things bent and scarred her — as life bends and scars us all — they never broke … Continue reading

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Friday Potpourri: Rental Cars, Fictioneering, and Mrs. M Has a Birthday

So it’s early Friday evening, on the cusp of Gradeapalooza, which begins in earnest this coming week. But that doesn’t mean there’s been a lull… *** As I had mentioned recently, I was scheduled to read at last night’s Noir … Continue reading

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In Which the Spawn Collects Some Hardware

This afternoon was the Mondoville Humanities Department’s celebration of our students, with awards going to outstanding students in History, Spanish, and English. Regrettably, we have more amazing students than we have awards, so some of our kids wind up getting … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Merry Spawnmas Edition

It’s the Spawn’s birthday — she turns 22 today, and we’ve done the cake and presents thing. But there’s a little time for potpourri, don’t you think? *** I made a trip to Real City yesterday, lunching at my preferred … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Mr. Blue Sky Edition

After a seemingly interminable series of gray/rainy weekends, things have been gorgeous in Mondoville this weekend, so naturally, I’m in my office gearing up for the coming week. But there’s time for a bit of potpourri along the way, I … Continue reading

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My Daughter the T[w]erp

Last night, the Spawn finally got the news she’s been waiting for. She was informed that she has been accepted into the U of Maryland at College Park’s Master of Library and Information Science program. While we’re still waiting to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Evening Potpourri: Back in Town Edition

I’m back in Mondoville, having spent a couple of days in Atlanta at a conference examining key first-year courses, their role in determining the success or failure of a range of underrepresented students, and how we can improve those students’ … Continue reading

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