Category Archives: Pixel-stained Wretchery

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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In Which the Spawn Gets What She Deserves

Mondoville’s Humanities Dept. (including the English, History, Religion/Philosophy, and Spanish programs) held its annual awards reception this afternoon, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and general good feeling, with about three weeks left in the term. Awards went to outstanding seniors in … Continue reading

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Toying With a Drum Solo

Not from me… from Mike Portnoy. Mr. Portnoy is a drummer generally associated with the progressive rock and heavy metal scenes, having burst onto the scene with Dream Theater, a band known for having more chops than a karate dojo. … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon Potpourri

It was a scattershot sort of week, but it still provided some blog fodder, so here we go… *** I only spent two days in the classroom this week. Classes were cancelled on King Day, and because of dubious weather … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Makes a Guest Appearance

Debra H. Goldstein is a lot of things — a judge, a mom, and an author, just to name a few. We met at Killer Nashville last year, and a couple of months ago, she was kind enough to invite … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Rent-a-car Edition

It’s the last weekend before the semester begins with a couple of truncated weeks — classes start on Wednesday, and we have next Monday off for the King holiday. But just because my break is wrapping up, it doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Midweek Potpourri

Classes start back next Wednesday, but as I enjoy a few more days (mostly) off, here’s a little of this and that. *** I’m starting to get back into work mode, having put my syllabi together this afternoon. I’m teaching … Continue reading

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