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How Twigs Get Bent: A Late Night and A Long Trip

Originally posted on Professor Mondo:
Forty-one years ago today, I was almost four years old, and men walked on the moon. I had gone to bed already, but my parents woke me up for the occasion. It was nearly ten…

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The Inside of My Head Is Random-Access

Today on Twitter, a former student of mine who teaches in a high school reported that she heard a student singing, “I’ve got twelve pounds of crack up my asshoooooole.” Unfortunately for me, my brain works the way it does, … Continue reading

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News From a Current Hometown

The Travel Channel has issued a list of “America’s 50 Most Charming Small Towns.” Mondoville made the list — the only city in South Carolina to do so. I don’t suppose I can claim all the credit for it — but … Continue reading

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The Rising Frequency of Goodbyes

A friend of mine from my first grad school days (and the wife of one of my closest friends from undergrad) died this morning, a few months after having been diagnosed with cancer. She leaves my abovementioned friend and their … Continue reading

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Advent Devotional — 4 Dec 18

Once again, the college has asked members of our campus community to write devotionals for each day of the Advent season. The format is simple — an assigned reading from Scripture, followed by a few thoughts and a prayer. Here’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: The Quiet of A Sunday Night Edition

The week has been hectic, with multiple meetings to go along with the usual load of teaching and grading. I have a fresh crop of student work coming in later this week, and Gradeapalooza begins with Thanksgiving week. But here … Continue reading

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Scene on a Patio

Because the Mid-Century Mondohaus is in fact mid-century (constructed ca. 1964), much of the back of our home includes sliding glass doors. We may lead the county in steel rods wedged into sliding door tracks as security devices, but one … Continue reading

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