Category Archives: Literature

Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Home Stretch Edition

We have two weeks of class left this semester, followed by finals, with Commencement on 14 May. It’ll be the first one I’ve attended in a couple of years, as the college attempted to reduce indoor crowds during the height … Continue reading

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So Long, James.

James Kolasa, one of my best friends from my years in Lexington, died this morning. I can’t say it was out of a clear blue sky — he had been in failing health for some time, in fact longer than … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Oh, the Humanities Edition

As usual, I’m in my office, and there are certainly worse places to be. I spent much of the afternoon working on a devotion for the college’s observation of Lent. I’ll share it in a week or so. Meanwhile… *** … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: “Tea Break’s Over, Back on Your Heads” Edition

(For the source of the subtitle, go here. For information about the album of a similar name, go here.) I’m in the office on a gorgeous afternoon, prepping a bit for classes, which resume tomorrow. I had planned to spend … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: What Long Weekend? Edition

As is my custom, I’m in my office this afternoon, listening to music and gearing up for another week of classes. While some schools (including Mrs. M’s) are off tomorrow, such is not the case here at Mondoville. Indeed, we … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Pre-Valentine’s Edition

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and for the first time since before I met Mrs. M, my erstwhile home team, the Cincinnati Bengals, have a shot in the Big Game (as unlicensed folks are expected to circumlocute.) It’s also the birthday … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Try, Try Again Edition

Apparently I spoke too soon about that whole grippe thing. However, we finally seem to have figured out the problem, and I’m feeling much better. It appears that a medication I was on had been playing hell with my digestive … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Potpourri: On the Rebound Edition

Last Sunday brought a relapse of the grippe that had afflicted me a week earlier, but once again, I hope to find myself on the mend. In the meantime… *** Once again, I consider myself fortunate to be teaching online … Continue reading

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Tuesday Potpourri: Perhaps I Should Have Eased More Gently

Although I no longer do New Year’s Resolutions, a common one for lots of folks is to lose ten to fifteen pounds. Mission accomplished, but alas, I did so via some sort of stomach virus that knocked fifteen off me … Continue reading

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Easing Into 2022

So here we are, not just turning the calendar’s page, but hanging a new calendar altogether. I’m in my office for the first time in a couple of weeks, getting ready for the online Brit survey class that begins tomorrow. … Continue reading

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