Fall has arrived in North Dakotaland with temperatures almost kissing the 40s at night and our sleepy college town starting to come back to life in anticipation of the new school year and the return of students. As much as I’ll miss the frog days of summer, I’m getting excited too with a new class, a slate of conferences, a few new books slated for publication, and the general return to the comfortable routine of students, colleagues, meetings, and events.
To celebrate the start of the fall and the final third of the year, here are some quick hits and varia:
- The fires in Greece.
- Spread of agriculture, industry, and the internets.
- Tom Isern, a man about the Plains.
- The remains of Mecca Flats in Chicago.
- Preprints promote confusion!!
- And Open Science.
- A detailed political map of the 2016 elections.
- Getting closer!
- Study Guide to Westworld Season 2.
- Microfilm lasts a long time.
- What I’m reading: Andrew Reinharder, Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology In and Of Video Games (2018).
- What I’m listening to: Various Artists, J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984.