String-Gathering Techniques for Future Me

During this last trip, I learned a lot about how I want to conduct these “string-gathering” research trips in the future. Like, I learned that even though I’m already a slow traveler, stopping to take extensive notes and observations will slow you down exponentially. I thought I would have more downtime to type things up. … Continue reading “String-Gathering Techniques for Future Me”

Remember that time I went to Crete?

Here is the driest, most unwriterly report possible of what I did in Greece, with a minimum of commentary and absolutely nothing of interest to anyone but me whatsoever. I have for the most part gone through and taken out every interesting and amazing thing that happened and replaced it with, “Just the facts.” It … Continue reading “Remember that time I went to Crete?”

Vivant Denon: Egypt Over Eroticism

I was wandering through the stacks the other day and I picked up this little book called No Tomorrow by Vivant Denon. I knew of Denon from Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte and his loot-tastic approach to museum management, but had–as is pretty much my way when it comes to proper nouns and dates–completely forgotten his … Continue reading “Vivant Denon: Egypt Over Eroticism”