Category Archives: Family

Saturday Potpourri: Tropical Storm Florence Edition

I was awakened at about 8:30 when the power went out, but (obviously) we’re back up — the outage lasted about an hour, which speaks well of the local utilities people. Mrs. M went out for a bit and said … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down

So Hurricane Florence has hit the North Carolina coast this morning, and we’re expecting to get a sizable dose of wind and rain this weekend in Mondoville. The National Weather Service’s predictions appear calmer than those of our local TV … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day Zero

Greetings from St. Petersburg — the Floridian, not the Russian. Bouchercon gets rolling in earnest tomorrow, so I’m getting ready to make an early night of it. *** About an hour before I headed out this morning, the Spawn called … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Motel Menace Edition

The long weekend has begun. Mrs. M is at the gym, the Spawn will likely arise at the crack of noon, and the Hound of the Basketballs is napping near me in the den. Here’s more of what is going … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Farewell to the Old Year Edition

I’ve mentioned before that because I’ve spent most of my life in academia and am married to a public schoolteacher on top of that, Clan Mondo’s rhythms are more closely aligned to the academic calendar than the traditional one. As … Continue reading

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In Which the Spawn Must Deal with Her Garage Rocker Parent

The Spawn has a fondness for herbal teas. In particular, she likes a spearmint tea, of a sort we can only get through Amazon. She orders the stuff as her supply requires replenishment, and before I came to the office … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: “What, a Week Already?” Edition

So yeah, I haven’t posted in a few days. Let’s remedy that, shall we? *** I learned yesterday that it may be necessary to convert my class on the Seven Deadly Sins to a freshpeep-level course, so I’m trying to … Continue reading

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