Category Archives: Why I Do What I Do

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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Mondo Takes Manhattan II: Electric Boogaloo: Day 2

So after I concluded this morning’s post, I got myself civilized and headed out. My first stop was for brunch, at the famous Katz’s Delicatessen. In keeping with my own taste and the recommendation of a former student, I went … Continue reading

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Mondo Takes Manhattan II: Electric Boogaloo: Day One

I woke up shortly after midnight yesterday in Mondoville, because I had a flight to catch in Charlotte at 6 a.m., which meant I had to reach the airport at what my daughter would describe as “Stupid o’clock”. And since … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Northbound Edition

In the words of the Queen song, I’m lazing on a Sunday afternoon. There’s playoff football on the tube, but as a Bengals fan, I’m under no obligation to pay much attention, and classes don’t start for another week, so … Continue reading

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2020 Visions

So we’ve made it into another one, as I hurtle toward the double nickels this September. I’m reading an early Shell Scott novel (so early that Shell’s hair is brown, as opposed to the white that he has in the … Continue reading

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Now Boarding for 2020…

Mrs. M and I got home from a nice dinner at a local Mexican restaurant about an hour ago, and I’ll get back to reading a collection of Jeremiah Healy’s Cuddy short stories in a little bit. But since we’re … Continue reading

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