Summer is having its last gasp this weekend here in North Dakotaland and taunting us with temperatures in the 90s and a kind of murky humidity that we don’t get very often here on the Northern Plains. My plan is to stay inside and to handle odds and ends before classes start on August 21st. Some of this involves finishing projects that I designated for the summer, some of this involves getting a running start into the summer, and some of this involves topping off the batteries before the semester begins.
Of course, there will be some books and reading.
(And some scheming on some new projects.)
And some quick hits and varia:
- The British heatwave is exposing all sort of cool archaeology.
- Mythologizing the Great Church.
- The end of the oldest watch shop in Cairo.
- Classics and Theory.
- Roads and Rome.
- The Role of Technology in the Political Economy.
- Flipped Syllabus for a Flipped Classroom in History.
- The Art of Avoiding Assholes.
- Cassette Tapes.
- The Craft of Scholarly Reading.
- Red Tide in Florida.
- Prairie Trilogy: All American Socialism NoDak Style.
- What I’m reading: Jean-Michel Rabaté, Rust. (2018)
- What I’m listening to: Blue Mitchell, Blue Soul.