We’re in that delightful time between winter and spring when its still below freezing in the morning but warms over the course of the day. There are enough clouds in the sky to give us beautiful sunrises and sunsets, but not so many to keep the strengthening sun from providing that little extra warmth on our afternoon walks. It’s a lovely time of year. I only wish that it didn’t extend from early March to the middle of May here in North Dakotaland.
Before I start my usual list of quick hits and varia, I want to remind you to check out my buddy James Bradley Wells new book of poetry, The Kazantzakis Guide to Greece, which is available for pre-order here. It’s $12.40. Preorder it.
Also, check out our Call-for-Papers for the Bakken Goes Bust? Conference in October, and do listen to the most recent Caraheard podcast.
- A new book on the Greek terrorist group November 17th.
- Blessed are the cheesemakers.
- The first Greeks of Harrisburg.
- And, related, immigration as infographic.
- The American Numismatic Society Magazine gone digital.
- Fictional and Real Artifacts at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.
- Ohio State: Where Everything is For Sale.
- A pretty brutal take down of Medium.
- A stirring podcast on river activists.
- Bar fight insults as academic papers.
- Some anxiety, but no real slow down for Bakken communities, and housing in Watford City.
- Anyone who has taught in college knows that engagement only matters to administrators and assessocrats.
- Star Wars in the City.
- Why Paul Worley loves the Charleston RiverDogs.
- NASCAR archaeology.
- Late Addition: The Teletubbies in Black and White with a Joy Division Soundtrack.
- Tasmanian whisky cleans up at the World Whisky Awards. I’ve tried Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask, and it’s well worth the difficulty of getting it.
- What I’m reading: H.K. Rothman, Devil’s Bargain: Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West. University of Kansas Press.
- What I’m listening to: Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit; Big Jon Atkinson, Boogie With You Baby.