It’s snowing back home in Grand Forks, but only damp and cool here in Duluth where the sea and sky cover us with a grey blanket. I think this weather will provide lovely backdrop for a little exploration of coast of Lake Superior. (To be honest, I’ve never spent much time near the Great Lakes other than a couple of visits to Chicago. Who knew they were so big?).
This weekend looks full of interesting sport with Ohio State and the Eagles having evening games. I was initially worried that these might conflict with the last two days of the Australia – New Zealand test match. The way it looks now, I might be wrong.
Whichever side you’re pulling for (unless it’s the Cowboys) this weekend, enjoy this little gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- Excavations at Pyla-Kokkinokremos on Cyprus. This site overlooks our site of Pyla-Koutsopetria and is a neighbor to our Hellenistic site of Pyla-Vigla.
- Punk Archaeology and Man Camps on Vice Motherboard.
- The shipwrecks of Fourni in the Aegean.
- Robert McCabe’s photographs of and around Mycenae.
- Jack Davis on Carl Blegen’s last years.
- A neuroscientist is pretty sure that the pyramids were built to store grain.
- North Dakota now that the boom is over.
- The dreaded NPR voice which is related (in some ways) to the Secret History of Podcasting.
- Does Spotify depress record sales.
- RIP Edward Soja. I encountered the idea of third space and the work of Henri Lefebvre through Soja’s writings.
- The end of Grantland in the context of Philly sports radio.
- What I’m reading: E.P. Thompson, Warwick University Ltd. London 1970.
- What I’m listening to: Floating Points, Elaenia; Tapper Zukkie Man Ah Warrior.
I’ll just wait here until supper.