Category Archives: Literature

In Which the Prof Drives, Reads, and Drives Some More

Today is something of an odd day, Gradeapaloozically speaking. My two upper-level classes had take-home finals today, and I’m grading them as they trickle into my e-mail. Tomorrow at noon, my last class of Freshpeeps will take their final, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: A Man of His Times Edition

Sorry for the radio silence, but I’ve been making my way through Gradeapalooza, and I’m about at the halfway mark. However, I figured I’d treat this as the eye of the hurricane and say a few words in a moment … Continue reading

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In Which Blessings Are Counted

It’s Thanksgiving morning. Mrs. M is getting ready to toss the turkey breast into the oven and then take her morning constitutional. The Spawn is claiming the time-honored right of the college student to sack in, and I’m in my … Continue reading

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Mini-Potpourri: Tuesday Point of View Edition

Getting ready to take the Spawn for a flu shot in a little bit, but in the meantime… *** Crime writer S.W. Lauden (whose Bad Citizen Corporation is worth your time) did an e-mail interview with me last week, and it … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: Fall Back Edition

Mrs. M and I agree that the Sunday of the autumnal time change may be the most pleasant day of the year, the day when even after sleeping in, there’s plenty of day ahead. So why not put that bonus … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Responds to Questions

I mentioned my Bouchercon encounter with author Dale Phillips recently, and I’m gratified to report that should you be so inclined, you can check out an interview Dale did with me a few days ago. And while you’re over at … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri: Bookish Edition

So there’s a little bit of morning left, and I thought I might check in before I head to the office this afternoon for some lesson planning and committee work. Maestro — a little traveling music? *** I spent much … Continue reading

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