Friday Varia and Quick Hits

December 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

After a week off to work in the Bakken, I’m back with a pre-holiday quick hits and varia for your enjoyment.

I’ll be too honest and say that my daily productivity has begun to decline as the holidays approach. We have a tree, are heavy into menu planning, and are looking forward to a day or two when work gives way to family good cheer and, of course, as many hours of test cricket as possible. 

That being said, I will prepare my usual year end blog review and my year end “what I’m listening to” for the next week. So, stay tuned!


Friday Varia and Quick Hits

December 5, 2014 § 2 Comments

It’s been a busy, cold, and curious week at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World headquarters, and I’d by lying if I said that I wasn’t happy to see it come to a close. 

In the meantime, I’ll focus on the weekend by providing you with a carefully curated gaggle of varia and quick hits.

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Friday Varia and Quick Hits

November 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

After a wonderful turkey dinner on Thanksgiving (also known as “Black Thursday”), we watched the Eagles win (or more importantly, the Cowboys lose), enjoyed a second helping, ate some pie, and rested the day away as a light snow tidied up the neighborhood. 

But now, it’s back to business as usual at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Headquarters, and my dedicated readers, especially those who do not celebrate Thanksgiving (like The Atheists and Canadians) await their regular dose of links.

IMG 2358It’s cold so I’m wearing a coat.

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

November 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’m still hanging out at the American School of Oriental Research annual meeting in sunny and warm San Diego. Unlike some years, I’ve been able to enjoy a full slate of panels. Yesterday the panel on Maritime Archaeology and Object Biography were particularly thought provoking, and today it looks like I could spend about 6 or 7 hours in panels devoted to the archaeology of Cyprus.

So with the travel and conferencing by quick hits and varia will look a bit thin, but I figure I do owe my readers something!

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Friday Varia and Quick Hits

November 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’m still in snowy Boulder enjoying warm hospitality despite the low temperatures. I am always impressed by mountains, even if people tell me that they’re just really nice hills.

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My hectic week has impinged a bit on quantity of varia at my disposal, but I still mustered a nice little list, I think, to keep my loyal readers entertained over the weekend:

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IMG 4622Blanket and Elephant 

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

November 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Fall is struggling to let go of North Dakatoland this year, but apparently when I was away winter finally offered a few flurries and more appear to be on the way this weekend. The onset of winter weather is always good for the blog, the book, and that stack of articles begging to be read. 

A few pre-varia updates: The Tourist Guide to the Bakken will continue to appear over the next few weeks over at Medium. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. You might also want to check out the interesting coverage of the ongoing Atari auction both on the blog and at Ebay.

So, on to the quick hits:

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IMG 1649It’s a dog’s life.
(Susie took over Milo photography duty this week!) 

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Our mild and sunny fall has given way to grey and cold to remind us that winter is on the way here in North Dakotaland.

To compensate for the failing sun, I woke up early this morning to get some sunshine and vitamin D by watching Pakistan v. Australia in Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, Australia can’t get anyone out so my sunny morning involves watching Younus Kahn’s double century and Misbah-ul-Haq score a century. Oh well, the great thing about test match cricket is when a match is well and truly over, you still have three days more to savor the agony.

One more thing, if you haven’t checked out the first installment of my Tourist Guide to the Bakken Oil Patch, please click over to Medium to give it a read.

On to the varia and quick hits:

IMG 2246Milo sez: The rug really tied the room together

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