Category Archives: Medievalia

Saturday Potpourri: Commencement Edition

Woke up just a little while ago — clearly, I’m already adjusting to my post-Gradeapalooza schedule. Commencement is this afternoon, followed by the end-of-year faculty party, to which Mrs. M is contributing Southwestern/Black bean hummus. Between now and then… *** … Continue reading

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We Interrupt this Gradeapalooza…

… To note that today marks my 8th bloggiversary. Eight years ago, my parents had been buried for ten months, and my brother had been charged with their murders for eight. These were the first things I thought of every … Continue reading

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Mid-Career Thoughts

I’m wrapping up my fifteenth year here at Mondoville, and I had my annual progress report/chat with my department chair this afternoon. It occurs to me that I’m nearly at the halfway point of the career I planned on. I … Continue reading

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Monday Afternoon Potpourri

The Spawn is at work, Mrs. M is at the Y, and the Hound of the Basketballs is dozing in her laundry room bed. I took care of a bolus of grading yesterday, with Gradeapalooza not quite a couple of … Continue reading

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Choking Up

A friend of mine in the primary ed racket mentioned today that she was reading a story to some second graders, and had to call on kids to read it at a couple of points, because she had to stop … Continue reading

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In Which the Spawn Enters Dungeons with Diplomacy

A month or two ago, the Spawn and some of her online friends decided to start playing Dungeons and Dragons, using real-time phone and data links as the various participants are scattered around the continent. Her party is composed entirely … Continue reading

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Ecce Magister

My lack of strength in foreign languages is one of my shames. I demonstrated “reading knowledge” of French and German during the M.A. years, but the German is now a lost cause. I have enough French that I’ve been able … Continue reading

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