Category Archives: Family

In Which the Prof Serves as a Gentleman, a Scholar, and a Dork

(Not necessarily in that order.) I spent yesterday in Real City, doing a variety of things, culminating in a visit to the Berries’ former haunt of Art Bar to see contemporary garage faves the Woggles. But I’ll get to that … Continue reading

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Stage Movements

“I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world[.]” — Richard II, from the play of that name, Act V, scene 5. *** A couple of evenings ago, I received an automatically generated … Continue reading

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Messages in Bottles

Life has a way of bringing people together and apart in ways we might not expect. Events and experiences, both good and bad, connect us, and when you find people who share your commonalities — whether positive or negative — … Continue reading

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On the River

My friend and former professor, poet Patti White, posted a towboat company’s ad on the Book of Faces a little while ago: Back in the mid-90s, my brother worked as a deckhand for the barge division of Ingram Industries. (Coincidentally, … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Commencement Edition

Woke up just a little while ago — clearly, I’m already adjusting to my post-Gradeapalooza schedule. Commencement is this afternoon, followed by the end-of-year faculty party, to which Mrs. M is contributing Southwestern/Black bean hummus. Between now and then… *** … Continue reading

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And as Promised…

… via David Nemeth, here’s last night’s group shot. The Spawn is seated, and one can only assume that Eryk Pruitt looks nervous because he knows I’m lurking behind him. Hope to see you next time!

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Thursday at the Bar with Spawn…

… Not quite the stuff of Sondheim, but pleasant nonetheless. Got my grades turned in yesterday, so today the Spawn and I picked up a rental car and headed to Durham for tonight’s Noir at the Bar. The car had … Continue reading

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