Reviewing the glass from the Eretz-Israel museum

On Thursday I went to the Eretz-Israel museum in Tel Aviv, and because I am a huge glass nerd (and, y’know, I’m doing tourist things as well but I am technically in this country to study ancient glass) I spent basically the entire time in their glass gallery ogling pretty Phoenician core-formed alabastra and Roman mould-blown bottles. So my reduced posting schedule this month doesn’t sting too much, here’s my definitive expert review of all the things there that most stuck out to me:

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled nonsense

Some of my Latin teacher friends here in Cincinnati have a student who has gone missing, and according to recent information may now be in the New Orleans area. I don’t know how many readers I have in the southeastern US, but… it’s worth a shot. Share as widely as you are able, and please note that, contra the police bulletin, Arthur is trans, and identifies and presents as male.

Apologies, and dinosaurs

So once again I don’t have a Pokémon review for you this week, and I also think an apology is due to anyone who’s sent me a question in, like… the last… month.  I promise I will answer all of those; I only have one more week of teaching this year, then a week of marking assignments and exams, then a looooong flight back to New Zealand for Christmas, at which point I should have some breathing space.  My workload will hopefully be a bit lower next semester as well.  In the meantime, though, did you know I also occasionally review dinosaurs, for the amusement of my friends on Facebook?  Please note that the following are only my opinions, however please also note that my opinions are always objectively right.

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Anonymous asks:

I have to read a paper on “Celtoscepticism” for a Middle Welsh course I’m taking. Archaeology is such a bizarre discipline. How do you guys get anything done?

Well, I don’t know what Celtoscepticism is because Celtic civilisation is very much not my area, but to answer your question with another question… what on earth makes you think we get anything done?