Category Archives: Why I Do What I Do

Saturday Potpourri: Incongruities Edition

Yes, there are awful people in the world, doing horrible things to each other and to the civilization in which we live. Yes, there is a plague upon the land, and we don’t know when — or even if — … Continue reading

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I’m Delighted to Announce…

. . . that Mondoville’s Student Government Association has named its Professor and Staff member of the year. The Prof of the Year award goes to my colleague, friend, and frequent reader Tracy Power. Tracy is a history prof here … Continue reading

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A Ten-Year Bloggiversary?

Why, yes! Yes, it is.  Ten years ago, at the Mad Dog’s urging, and as a way to distract myself from the aftermath of the Big Noise, I found a free blogging website and began to use it. My expectations … Continue reading

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Hamming It Up

The Universe has been sending me signals in the last week or so, and I reckon I ought to acknowledge them. Almost every day, from the age of three until I was about 15, my lunch was as reliable as … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Everyone Out of the Pool Edition

I’m in my office. I’m frequently here on Sunday afternoons, taking care of odds and ends, because it’s quiet and I can get work done. Typically, I’m the only one in the building. And so today, but while I know … Continue reading

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Mondo Takes Manhattan II: Electric Boogaloo: After-Action Review

Flew back from NYC yesterday, but my arms are still tired. Anyway… *** Thursday was my last full day in the city. I had been up til past 1 that morning, blogging about my day and the book event. I … Continue reading

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From the Prof to “the Professor”

Family and friends of Neil Peart announced the death of the former Rush drummer, who died of brain cancer on Tuesday at the age of 67. Neil, called “the Professor” by bandmates and fans, Peart’s virtuoso skill behind the kit … Continue reading

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