This week saw days of almost 50 degrees, nights that dipped below zero, and forty mile per hour winds that shook buildings on campus and toppled trucks. Just three hours west of here, the Empire Builder was stuck in a snow drift for almost three days! So, spring is here in North Dakotaland.
But so is spring break, so I’ll enjoy ten days of more or less uninterrupted writing, reading, and layout work.
Enjoy the days getting longer as well as some quick hits and varia:
- Dimitri Nakassis’s final version of his “Future of Archaeology” paper.
- Some big state of an Egyptian has everyone quoting Shelly on my Facebook feed.
- Hidden Costs of Volunteering to Work with Refugees in Greece.
- Human-Environment Dynamics in the Peloponnese.
- Nikos’s Taverna in Ancient Corinth.
- Virtual Rome.
- Teaching teachers at Dumbarton Oaks.
- Speaking out for the NEH.
- Vegetarian Neanderthals.
- What writers really do.
- Jstor’s new text analyzer.
- Raiford Guins is speaking on the Atari Excavations.
- The finalists for Sony’s World Photography Awards.
- Jack White’s imagination.
- Biggest challenges in American watchmaking.
- What I’m reading: Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Harvard 2011.
- What I’m listening to: Notorious B.I.G., Reading to Die; U2, Joshua Tree.
It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin’ pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
Hakeem Jefferies (D-NY) paid tribute to Notorious B.I.G. on the floor of the House of Representatives on the 20th anniversary of his death. While they’re cutting the National Endowment for the Arts pour a bit out this weekend for Notorious B.I.G. and the poetry (and music) of city streets that will be just fine.
Birthdays were the worst days
Now we sip champagne when we’re thirsty!