Category Archives: Pixel-stained Wretchery

Bouchercon, Days Green and Melvin: Lack of Sleep Begins to Affect the Prof

So it occurred to me this morning that I had forgotten to post my report from yesterday. “That’s okay,” thought I, “I’ll just double up tonight.” And so here we go, in the standard Saturday Potpourri format. Friday’s panels began … Continue reading

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Finally Playing with a Full Deck?

At 4:57 this morning (3:57 Nashville time), I turned 52. I’m actually holding off on the celebration until this weekend, but I’ve been touched by the best wishes I’ve received from hundreds of people, in person or via social media. … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: The Long and Windy Week Edition

So the week started with a hurricane and ends with a football game. And there was other stuff too. *** We caught the fringe of Irma’s northeastern quadrant, but that was enough, thanks. All the same, the Dean pulled the … Continue reading

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Bonus Labor Day Potpourri

I’m letting lunch settle before I go for a walk and come home for some class prep, so I thought I’d share a little bit of this and that while I wait. *** First off, I’d like to put in … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville? Killer!

My teaching semester began last Wednesday as I met my freshpeeps, and then I promptly loaded Mrs. M’s Kia and fled Mondoville for the Killer Nashville writer’s conference, in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, TN. The conference ran from Thursday … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy…

But now it’s Saturday, and time for some potpourri, I think. *** Much of this week was occupied by faculty in-service meetings, which ate up Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday and Wednesday. A personal highlight for me was a … Continue reading

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Graham Rides Again, Again

I’m pleased to report that “The Birthmark and the Brand”, the latest adventure of my Western character Graham (and no, I don’t know if it’s his first or last name, although people he meets seem to assume it’s his last … Continue reading

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