It’s a cool, fall Friday here in North Dakotaland, but the the weekend feels like a good one to stay inside, catch up on some reading and writing, and enjoy some sporting activities with the two dogs.
As a little advertisement for myself, I’m happy to announce that The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape has arrived at the NDSU Press from the printer so preorders will be sent out soon! Hit the “Shop Now” button on their Facebook page to get a copy.
And congratulations to my friends over at North Dakota Quarterly for the outstanding recognition of their hard work in the 2017 Best American Essays volume.
Nice win last night, Eagles! I still think this is a 9-7 team, but it looks like they might have a better record.
While you wait for your copy to arrive, here are some quick hits and varia:
- UCLA gets a big gift to promote the study of the Greek world.
- Jason De León’s work is pretty amazing. Congratulations on the MacArthur.
- Lentils and civilization.
- I’ve long said, innovation is more about forgetting the past than moving forward.
- A review of Eerdman’s monumental Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology.
- Getting the band or the mosaics back together.
- “The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason.”
- MOOCs are dead! Long live the?
- Sometimes I play the “if I had to have one watch game.” This watch is always on the list.
- Sometimes I play the “if I had to have only one pair of speakers.” And these speakers don’t quite make the list, but they certainly are in the conversation.
- I guess we all die in the end anyway.
- Congratulations to Scot Hull for the publication of The Occasional.
- What I’m reading: Cathy N Davidson, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University and Prepare Students for a World in Flux. New York 2017.
- What I’m listening to: The Replacements, For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986.
Puppy see, puppy do, or, Copy Dogs.