My weekend plans involve a book, a backhoe, and lovely fall weather here in North Dakotaland. Mornings are crisp enough to almost hear the gentle trudge of students to classes and evenings are warm enough to provide the perfect backdrop to the revving car engines at the local short track. Early fall is probably the best time in North Dakota with the heavy heat of the Frog Days in the past and the threat of snow and chill of winter at least month away.
To help you enjoy the first breaths of fall, here’s a little gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- We are archaeology.
- More on the fires in Greece.
- Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue of Byzantine Seals for free.
- Exhibiting Antiquity.
- Blame Historians.
- Orientation: The roads of Polis and the roads of Grand Forks.
- Caliphate podcast.
- Racism and American Pools.
- The mosque and cemetery in Ross, ND.
- I guess we’re supposed to write books that people read.
- How America Uses Its Land.
- Mansplaining mansplained.
- Make yo writing clean (slugs up in between | they eyes, like True Lies | kill ’em and flee the scene).
- Brick architecture at Richmond.
- Strange Attractor Press.
- James Baldwin, “Letter from a Region of My Mind.”
- Someone just needs to buy these.
- Figures in the History of American Watchmaking.
- What I’m reading: Molly Greene, The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 to 1768 : the Ottoman Empire. 2015.
- What I’m listening to: Blue Mitchell, Blue Soul.