Friday Varia and Quick Hits

It’s starting to feel like springtime this weekend here in North Dakotaland. We haven’t had snow in days and the temperature is soaring into the mid-30s at night. It is also alternating between 30 mph winds and rain, fire and flood warnings, but most of us know “that’s just the way of the world.”  

That being said, for the first time in months, I can say that the Cup boys are running this weekend at Darlington and then again on Wednesday night. It may not be the right thing to do, it might be a false dawn, it might even do more harm than good, but I’m still gonna watch.

I don’t usually bark at my own tail, but I was pretty happy with a few of my blog posts this week. I wrote a two part post on the history of urban and suburban growth in Grand Forks, North Dakota (part 1 and part 2; they’re a follow up on this post from a few months ago). I also crunched some numbers from the last two months of NDQ submissions and from our most recent issue to see what patterns emerged. Finally, I started to think in earnest about how I might teach World History in a nonlinear way.

If those don’t float your boat, maybe there’s something in this gaggle of quick hits and varia:

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