We are well and truly into the springtime thaw season. Our backyard has become a small version of the once-mighty Lake Agassiz and every puddle hold the prospect of slippy little patch of ice.
Despite the sloppy weather, this weekend has lots of fun in store. The Formula 1 season starts in Melbourne. The Aussie cricket boys are preparing for the series decider in India, and there is plenty of exciting NCAA basketball action. There are books to read, papers to write, and muddy dog paws to clean.
And, of course, a little gaggle of quick hits and varia.
- Kostis Kourelis on the Archaeology of Care at the British School in Athens.
- Byzantine finds at the end of the world.
- The Countryside of Aphrodisias.
- Restored tomb of Jesus.
- Singing Gilgamesh in Sumerian.
- New Werner Herzog.
- The gig economy.
- Dario Saric.
- The best bookstore in North Dakota.
- The Sazerac.
- The knuckleball in cricket.
- Has McLaren Broke Down?
- What I am reading: Abdalrahman Munif, Cities of Salt. (1987). It’s long!
- What I’m listening to: Charles Mingus, Let the Children Hear Music; Real Estate, In Mind.
This is why Milo can’t have nice things.