It’s the first Friday of fall, if not officially, at least in terms of the sporting and academic calendar. The excitement for the first week or so of classes has dissipated only to be replaces by the first sustained taste of cooler weather, the start of the NFL season, and opening wave of fall book and album releases.
At the same time, I’m warily watching the weather radar as Irma plows toward Florida and my parents. My hope is that they’ll avoid the worst of it, but the storm has already been a nightmare for Caribbean communities and looks poised to do much more damage before its done. Good luck, Florida and please stay safe!
- Landscaping the Athenian Agora.
- Thoughts on Ancient History textbooks.
- Academic family trees.
- The Marathon ancient and modern.
- Very old footprints from Trachilos on Crete.
- Some lost Roman herb.
- Anthropocene Insecurities: Extraction, Aesthetics, and the Bakken Oilfields
- A new podcast on Late Antiquity and Byzantium.
- Taylor Swift, Nazis, and Medievalists.
- Regional magazines.
- How to fix Stone Mountain.
- Research articles in simplified HTML.
- Ed Ayers after being President at Richmond.
- The Pittsburgh potty.
- What I’m reading: J. Thelin, A History of American Higher Education. 2nd edition (2004).
- What I’m listening to: The National, Sleep Well Beast. (You can listen to it all live on NPR).
Apparently, our dogs have it good.