Friday Varia and Quick Hits

August 1, 2014 § 2 Comments

One month into my sabbatical, I find it is slowly slipping away without much of anything happening. For some reason I assumed that having a year free from teaching would instantly produce an unprecedented outburst of productivity. So far, it’s mostly produced anxiety about my lack of productivity. Only ten more months left, so pressure’s on.

Before I go on with my typical list of gewgaws and links, I do want to direct some attention to a benefit event being held to help out my youngest brother. He’s the creative one in the family and he’s fallen on some tough times. Over the past decade, Fritz has worked to coordinate charity events and benefits in the Ft. Myers area. Now, some of his friends are putting together a benefit concert to help with his mounting medical bills. That’s right, we have Fritz Aid. Let’s do this.

While I fret about all the things that need to happen today, you should take this opportunity to relax and enjoy some quick hits and varia.

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The Mighty Milo in Repose
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Friday Varia and Quick Hits

July 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

I know its been a while, but after a little summer hiatus, I think I’ll start up my Friday Quick Hits and Varia again. There has been a  good bit of interesting stuff this summer on the interwebs and I’ll do what I can to sort through my backlog and pass on the greatest hits.

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Friday Quick Hits and Varia

May 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

It has been an exciting, but exhausting two weeks since my last Friday Quick Hits and Varia

Next week, I wrap up the semester, recover from my Atari dig, and start to prepare for WARP.

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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.

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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

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