It’s starting to feel well and truly like summer here in North Dakotaland with plenty of brilliant cloudless days making it easier not to be in the Mediterranean.
Things are slowly turning toward a new normal here on the Northern Plains with masks and distancing becoming less of an awkward compromise and more of a way of life. I suspect some of this has to do with practices developed over the course of brutal winters when life slow downs, the days grow short, and the prospects of venturing out are always less appealing than staying at home by the fire.
The situation is giving me time to read and write and keep the dogs exercises, and refresh my weekly list of quick hits and varia:
- Archaeological Institute of American Annual Meeting goes virtual.
- Some Summer Reading Lists.
- The 2020 Race Uprisings and Archaeology’s Response.
- I wrote this rough essay: Iconoclasm and the Suburbs.
- Caring for the Vulnerable.
- Genetic Testing and Race.
- A Review of the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology.
- Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller.
- The Search for King David’s Empire.
- Corona Virus and Architecture.
- Transmission from N+1.
- Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.
- Sfyria: the whistled language of Greece.
- The Sarlitza Palace on Lesbos.
- Lee Morgan and Philly Jazz.
- What I’m reading: Laura McAtackney and Randall Maguire eds., Walling In and Walling Out: Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us?. New Mexico 2020.
- What I’m listening to: Marion Brown, Sweet Earth Flying.
The Bargepole Abides.