Category Archives: Literature

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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For Your Consideration

I think I’ve said before that one of my favorite quotes from literature is the famous passage from Nelson Algren‘s A Walk on the Wild Side: “Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. … 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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Saturday Potpourri: Going Underground Edition

OK, not exactly underground, but I’ll be heading to Atlanta for part of this week in order to attend a conference on first-year/”gateway” courses, and whenever I think of Atlanta, I think of the city’s famous Underground entertainment district. I … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Carenen Edition

My friend Rowe Carenen (daughter of my former Mondoville colleague and current colleague in crimefic John Carenen) is a poet. As it happens, the other day she posted a copy of Margaret Atwood’s poem “The Moment” at the Book of … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: No Clever Subtitle Edition

(Yes, I know that implies that my usual subtitles are clever, but allow me my illusions.) It’s Spring Break for the Spawn and me here in Mondoville, but for Mrs. M, it’s business as usual. While I sometimes travel to Nashville … Continue reading

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