The great thing about April snows is that I feel almost no need to go outside and shovel. By the end of the month, the snow will be mostly gone whether I do anything or not and springtime weather with highs in the 40s is scheduled to resume by Sunday.
Of course, I have very little else to do these days so going outside and shoveling snow wouldn’t be the worst use of my time.
Then again, I could watch this replay of the 1986 Australian Grand Prix. Or rewatch a classic trilogy of fights: Leonard-Duran I, Leonard-Duran II “No Mas”, or Leonard-Duran III. Or, read, write, grade papers, and entertain the dogs. In short, there’s always something to do.
I could even provide my readers with a little list of quick hits and varia:
- RIP Manolis Glezos.
- Judith Butler on the COVIDS.
- Slavoj Žižek on Pandemic.
- Latour on The COVIDs.
- A response to Latour.
- Distance Must Be Maintained.
- Nautilus on Outbreak.
- A pandemic poem.
- This Side of Paradise at 100.
- Some debates on the National Emergency Lending Library from the Internet Archive.
- The Internet Archive announced it.
- It’s based on the idea of Controlled Digital Lending.
- The New Yorker loves it.
- The Authors Guild, not so much.
- The Internet Archive responded.
- More on the debate.
- Images of North Dakota.
- People are Pooping at Home.
- Teaching online with compassion.
- When it’s cool to try harder.
- Crapola Sublime.
- What I’m reading: Thomas Pynchon, The Bleeding Edge (2013).
- What I’m listening to: Lakecia Benjamin, Pursuance: the Coltranes.