Monday Missive – August 13, 2018

The Great American Read — The English Department is not alone in its efforts to promote the love of reading. This point was underscored for me last week when I participated in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s kick-off event related to PBS’s eight-part series titled The Great American Read.  This series celebrates 100 of America’s best-loved novels as chosen […]

Love Shack

Hitting the Hot 100 in 1989, The B-52s “Love Shack” was one of the two recently-charting songs my high school marching band regularly played between 1992 and 1996; the other was “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” That my evangelical band director...


The Hole of the Pit, by Adrian Ross

Been working ridiculously hard lately, which is the explanation for my long absence from posting. Sorry about that! Hope to get back into the swing of things with this horror novel post. The most fun books to read are often … Continue reading

Dr. SkySkull in Greece: The National Archaeological Museum

The last in my series of blog posts about my recent trips to Finland and Greece. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 can be read at the links. My flight out of Athens on my day of … Continue reading
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