Category Archives: Family

Excelsior!

Reports from multiple sources indicate that Stan Lee has died, at the age of 95. Mr. Lee (born Stanley Lieber) was a crucial figure in the 1960s renaissance of superhero comic  books that has produced the current series of blockbuster … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Weekend Roundup Edition

I have one paper left to grade this afternoon before I get a fresh batch on Wednesday, and of course, Gradeapalooza isn’t all that far away. Still, since I have a few minutes, I may as well check in. *** … Continue reading

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Monday Afternoon Potpourri: Fictioneering and Other Stuff

This was Homecoming Weekend in Mondoville, and though the visiting Wingate Bulldogs overcame our side on the football field, it was the usual nice time seeing alumni from the fifteen years that I’ve been here. The Spawn rode on her … Continue reading

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In Which the Mondohaus is Gripped by Lotto Fever, but Quickly Recovers

What with last night’s big lottery prize, Mrs. M had organized a pool of coworkers for the drawing, and although lotteries are taxes on folks who failed prob and stat, I went ahead and bought a few tickets as well. … Continue reading

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Wall-to-Wall Non-stop Mondoville Action!

I headed up to the bedroom last night after watching my beloved Wildcats dispatch the Fighting Yuppies of Vanderbilt, and because I was the last of us to bed, I let the Hound of the Basketballs out the sliding glass … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Finally Fall Edition

So it’s another weekend in Mondoville. Mrs. M is at her school, doing a little planning for the week. The Spawn is reading in her room, and I’ve been looking at tenure portfolios while watching Alabama dismantle Tennessee (21-zip, ten … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Fall Break Edition

I’m three-fourths of the way through this year’s Fall Break, which means that I’m already nearly halfway through the term. I’ve spent much of the break grading papers, and will wrap that up tomorrow — just in time for a … Continue reading

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