It’s the time when the semester has settled into a bit of a routine and the excuses that have kept me from the pile of tasks have run their course. Heck, Australia isn’t even playing test cricket right now, football season is nearly over, and NASCAR and Formula One are still weeks in the future. These are the prime productive weeks of the semester.
But before I get back to work, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share some pleasantly distracting quick hits and varia:
- Why are people still talking about the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife?
- More on the new Mary Beard book.
- A map of culture under threat.
- Free books about the first and greatest state from Delaware’s public archives.
- Lots of talk at UND this week about open educational resources. So this is interesting.
- Comic books as scholarship.
- Live audio from Istanbul (h/t to North Dakota Quarterly).
- Maybe the earth is flat?
- These are my two favorite watch blogs: one for fancy watches, and another for regular watches.
- I’m not sure I’m as excited about V6 Diesel F150, but I’d certainly give one a test drive.
- Who owns your whiskey?
- What I’m reading: Sara Cohen ed., Sites of Popular Music Heritage: Memories, History, and Place. Routledge 2015.
- What I’m listening to: Wynton Kelley, Kelley Blue.
It’s call “the wing”