Another fall weekend is almost here and an obliging wind storm earlier in the week removed most of the leaves so that the ever weaker sunlight can warm us just a tiny bit more. Today, highs will be kissing 50 and maybe a little higher on the weekend. Just in time for one last garden clean up, a short run, and some lazy walks with the Bargepole Brothers.
The Aussies are playing some T20 cricket against Sri Lanka to get the summer international season underway, Shakur Stevenson fights for his first title on Saturday night, and the Formula 1 guys are in Mexico to christen Lewis Hamilton champion yet again. The NBA season has started as well, with the Sixers making their start as the Eagles bow out of their latest effort to make the playoffs.
I have plenty of odds and ends to take care of this weekend. Books to read, books to make, articles to finish, and the usual scurrying around at mid semester.
While I scurry, enjoy some quick hits and varia:
- Mary and Early Christian Women (a FREE book!).
- Archaeology dogs.
- More on Dirk Obbink.
- Last climb of Uluru.
- Jenny Odell
- More on Monographs.
- It’s Open Access Week and Open Access is Complicated
- Beyond the APC.
- Research Meets Profits.
- Johns Hopkins Press first 100 Open Access Books.
- For profit publishers not welcome at OER conference.
- Azimov’s Foundation on TV.
- The rain.
- Baby Shark and Lebanese Protesters.
- Richmond rats driving tiny cars.
- Timex steps into the automatic diver game and Patek Philippe Henry Graves Jr. Minute Repeater from 1928.
- What I’m reading: Greg Anderson, The realness of things past : ancient Greece and ontological history. Oxford 2018.
- What I’m listening to: Mal Waldron, Black Glory.