- Some very short fables (composed experimentally on Twitter), including today’s Tale Of The Egg
- Medievalist Hallowe’en costumes, revisited: being some selections from online discussion to provide ideas for next year. See also:
—on Hallowe’en costumes, and other sartorial matters (2014)
—a pre-Samhain special conference (2009)
—eerie happenings around this time last year, and the thinning of the veil between worlds (teaching the Roman de la Rose in hyper-real allegorical times: Apocalypse now, 2016/2017)
—and Hallowe’en treats from ancient recipes (National Geographic, 2008; re. Tim Richardson, Sweets: A History of Candy).
- Leaf-blowers, revisited:
—it’s that time of year again (2015): everything is later this year, including leaf-blowing season; 2015’s late September / early October is 2017’s early November.
—on potential for the rake’s progress: written between March and May 2015, with ideas for various innovations for reducing noise-pollution (and fossil fuel use) and thereby increasing health and wellbeing (human, animal, vegetal, and other) on our university campus
—posts tagged “peace and quiet”
- otherwise, work in progress continues designing the MARVELS Medieval Studies course for next term
- and reading-researching-thinking-writing “The Joy of Consent” for MLA in January. This is on some medieval Occitan debate and lyric poetry; features puns, some in dubious taste; and is part of a larger thing on consent