With a week left in July, the “frog days” of summer have come early here on the Northern Plains. We have a heat advisory and temperatures are set to lick the mid-90s.
Fortunately, there’s plenty to keep my occupied out of the heat as I begin my month-long taper into the start of the fall semester. The rubber match in the England-West Indies Test Match series started today. The Phillies open their COVID season this evening. The NBA is on the horizon, and while my summer reading list is in shambles, I refuse to go the entire summer without reading a novel.
Hopefully your weekend offers something entertaining, intriguing, or, failing that, productive. Here are some quick hits and varia:
- Fires in Greece
- The fires in the Corinthia are out of control.
- You can track the fires in near real-time via this site.
- The first archaeological site that I published was atop Mt. Oneion which the fires have burnt.
- Vrysaki in To Vima
- Racism in Modern Classical Studies.
- A Roman Boat.
- The New Lanier Center for Archaeology.
- Some free ASOR books.
- Some Byzantine News
- Dumbarton Oaks Summer podcast.
- Bringing Heaven into the Church.
- Judith Herrin on Reconverting Ay. Sophia to a Mosque.
- Myths of Meritocracy, Friendship, and Fun Work in Academic Archaeology.
- Art Historian, Professor, Writer, Spy.
- Dave Grohl on Teachers.
- Black Market Bourbon.
- Why do so many people love the Grateful Dead now?
- Updated postcard.
- John Lewis.
- Marlon James on Race.
- Albanian poetry.
- Enslavement at Colleges.
- The MC5 in 1970.
- What I’m reading: A stack of grant applications!
- What I’m listening to: Dehd, Flower of Devotion.
He is not a rocket surgeon