In Alaskana, UAF on October 20, 2010 at 12:34 am
On Oct. 14 University of Oregon archaeologist Jon Erlandson discussed his finds while on a series of digs in Iceland during the early 2000’s. He based much of his research on the Sagas of the Icelanders (a collection of stories set in Iceland during the Viking Age) as well as on local farmers testimony which provided clues as to where to dig and why. Erlandson was candid on his role in the dig, stating that he felt he was chosen primarily because of his knowledge in maritime cultures in North America as well as his Scandinavian-sounding name (Erlandson’s father is Norwegian). While in Iceland, Erlandson worked with noted Viking researcher Jesse Byock.
In Alaskana, Art, Cinema, Culture, Drink, Health, Music Reviews, Political, UAF on October 4, 2010 at 3:22 am
I plan on writing an actual update sometime early this week. However, before then, I wanted to throw out a few topics I plan on writing about which include health, journalism, music, and politics.
Why? Because I want to do something with the blog tonight/this morning but have no energy for anything investigative (i.e. that isn’t already in my head and doesn’t involve anything more then spellchecker and Google). You know the mood…where you want to feel productive, so you get away with “thinking” about being productive?
Yeah, it’s kind of like that.
Topics for future posts:
Health: Asthma; the Life Insurance process
Journalism: How to Write a Decent News Article; the Ethics of Journalism
Local Music Review: For both Feeding Frenzy and Good Dazes’ (Germ of Creation) new albums; Blurb about a buyers experience at the recent Record Expo.
Non-Local Music Review: Serj Tankian’s new album Imperfect Harmonies and Maroon5’s Hands All Over.
UAF: ASUAF Summer Senate Score Card; Photo slide-show of two university professors research.
State Politics: Scott McAdams and Lisa Murkowski position overviews (to match the one I did for Joe Miller).
History: What Norwegian Vikings Can Tell Us About Masculinity; something with Teddy Roosevelt since it’s his birthday this month.
Film: Maybe something on the Scandinavian Cinema Society I have recently formed with a fellow film enthusiast.
Drink: Brew Reviews-ala-the Northern Light
There are many other things I can and will write about. Some of them I haven’t even thought of yet! I understand this post could be considered “lame”, but I try to view it as a “teaser” of future posts to come. Feedback is always appreciated.