As we move from running the air conditioner at night to running it just a couple of hours to soften the heat of the day, we can tell that the autumn is coming here on the Northern Plains. In fact, if I look hard enough in just the right light, I can see the trees trying to change color and evening comes earlier and earlier. School starts again soon!
This weekend, then, marks the calm before the storm. There will be syllabusing, some book production work, and, of course, some final rest-and-relaxation (provided I make some progress on a pesky article that isn’t technically late, but shows no signs of being done on time). More importantly, I’m looking forward to the return of “The Take Over” (Teofimos Lopez) on Saturday night and another glimpse of Xander Zayas (maybe the next big thing). The Phillies play the Mets over the weekend, but may be without Kyle Schwarber who often accounts for about 60% of the Phils offense. This should be painful to watch. The Cup guys are at Richmond on Sunday which should be a nice distraction.
My pile of things that I should be doing, reading, and digesting is starting to get pretty intense. I figured I should share the love by offering up a short list of quick hits and varia:
- Past Imperfect.
- Free Books
- The Theory and Philosophy of History: Global Variations (h/t to Dimitri Nakassis!)
- Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crises: What the Future Needs from History
- What Was Moria and What Comes Next?
- Does Classics Have a Future? On Sarah Derbew’s “Untangling Blackness in Greek Antiquity”
- Jimmy Carter’s Poetry.
- What I’m reading: Vine Deloria, Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. (1969)
- What I’m listening to: Theon Cross, “Epistrophy“