Friday Varia and Quick Hits

April 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

I am under brutal, continuous assault by allergies this month so I had a slow, headachy, mucus-filled morning at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Headquarters.

But, the blog must go on and my readers deserve their quick hits and varia on this springlike Easter weekend.

Maiden Flight

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

April 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Spring has finally arrived here on the North Plains and the snow piles are rapidly shrinking. Traditionally this is the end of the snow and the beginning of the “mud” season. 

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I have my tickets to Greece and, by the end of the today, my tickets to Alamogordo. I have three manuscripts in some degree of “written-ness” and my classes are set to wrap up more or less on schedule despite missing a week with snow days.

Things are good and hectic, but I still have plenty of time for some quick hits and varia.

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

April 4, 2014 § 1 Comment

I had a late night. Delicious food, adult beverages, and good company. I think is the persistent snow or the impending North Dakota Humanities Council meeting or the positive vibes from the University of North Dakota Writers’ Conference. Or something.

So this will be a bit quicker than most of my quick hits and maybe have a bit less varia.

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

March 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

Spring has almost sprung here in North Dakotaland. I walked home last night without alerting the National Guard that I was outside alone and in casual winter garb. More than that, there was standing water on sidewalks this afternoon and slippery ice last night (yes, I did fall). So we’re almost out of woods.

As we celebrate the annual rite of thaw and prepare for next week’s writers’ conference, peruse some quick hits and varia:

Ayers Talk Flyer pdf

Friday Quick Hits and Varia

March 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Spring in North Dakota comes in like a lion and goes out like delicious grilled lamb. I have no idea what that means, but we’re under some kind of winter storm warning right now. There’s snow, wind, and some kind of airborne slush as well. Happy Spring!

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Friday Varia and Quick Hits

March 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

With yesterday’s springlike weather, I’ve started to count down the days to the end of the semester (and my sabbatical beyond). My students aren’t helping by noting that “after spring break, the semester is basically over.” There are six weeks left!

More to the point, I have three substantial projects that are due by the end of the semester, so I can’t afford to relax yet.

I can, however, allow myself a little distraction with some quick hits and varia.

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

March 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

It’s overcast Friday morning here in North Dakotaland, but the temperature has inched its way over the 0 mark and promises to get around 20 ABOVE by later this afternoon. I’ll spend the morning looking for sunscreen!

As we enjoy in this balmy late winter day, it is my pleasure to provide you with some reading material.

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

February 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

It’s the cold before the colder here on the Northern Plains as we move toward springtime. It’s -4 now, but supposed to be -30 by first thing tomorrow morning. I am not sure if March is arriving like a lion or not, but it sure will be cold.

Fortunately, I have a few writing assignments, some reading for class, and a bunch of other odds and ends to keep my occupied indoors this weekend.

And, I have a little gaggles of quick hits and varia to keep you guys distracted no matter what the weather is where you’re from.

IMG 1209A North Dakota Bike Ride

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

February 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

After a few days of springlike weather (and an almost thaw), we returning to single-digit normalcy here. That’s ok, though, because my to-do list is pretty substantial, the days are getting longer, and the coffee is warm and strong at Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Headquarters.

In other words, it’s a good time to present my weekly list of quick hits and varia:

PhotoCompliments of Susie

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

February 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

It’s been a long two weeks since my last posting of some quick hits and varia, so they’re a bit backed up in my Evernote cue. Fortunately, it’s been so cold here that my links are still as fresh as the day they appeared in my browser. (And this link reminds us that it could be worse, but this sexy map reminds us that it could also be much better.)

(And if you need some archaeology inspired Valentine’s Day excitement, check out Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan’s post on Carl Blegen’s love.)

So without much fanfare, check out this week’s varia and quick hits:

IMG 1186Bret Weber and I presenting the first talk at the new International Studies Speaker Series. 

IMG 1188And this is inching closer and closer to reality

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