Category Archives: Why I Do What I Do

In Which the Prof Rawks the Mike, and Other Adventures: Weekend Potpourri

Although we’re a small school, Mondoville fields a ton of athletic squads. For example, during Spring semester, we have teams playing baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse (and soon we’re adding … Continue reading

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A New Addition to the Wish List, and Perhaps Some Potpourri?

With a tip of the Mondo Mortarboard to Timothy Gassen, author of The Knights of Fuzz (the latest edition of which includes an entry for a certain band from Mondoville), I want one of these… with twelve legs. *** Mrs. M, … Continue reading

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QotD: Ego-Boost Edition

From Joe Hartlaub’s review of In Sunlight or In Shadow: Office at Night is brought to life by Warren Moore in his story of the same name, a haunting and tragic tale based on the premise of abruptly shattered dreams and their … Continue reading

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Post-NYC Potpourri

I made it back to Mondoville last night around ten, and I’m still seriously jazzed about the whole business. A few things that didn’t make the previous two entries… *** I spent the morning of my last day in Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Mondo Takes Manhattan, Day 2: The Met, Munchies, the Mysterious Bookshop, and More Mastication

Just got back to the hotel after a long , but wonderful day. Details, you say? Fair enough. After availing myself of the hotel’s free hot breakfast, I caught the bus around 10 this morning, and it dropped me off near … Continue reading

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Mondo Takes Manhattan: Day 1

I got up at 3:25 this morning — five minutes before my alarm was set to go off. After a shower and breakfast, I was on the road to Charlotte at 5, arriving at 7 for my 9:15 flight. I … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

The Hound of the Basketballs and I are downstairs. Mrs. M and the Spawn are still abed at the moment, getting a bit more rest before the day’s activities. We’re having guests for dinner this afternoon: The Spawn’s sorority Big … Continue reading

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