Usually, the beginning of the quarter is pretty quiet after hammering out syllabi and lesson plans. This is when I would continue glossing common sources, dig around for less common ones, or just peruse the wonderful world of digital archives for something odd or interesting. Alas, not this quarter. Instead, I have been busy with some quite exciting behind the scenes workings at EHC– hopefully we’ll have some announcements soon!– and for WHEATS. In the meantime, you know what that means. Cats, of course. Well, cat. Have an Abdiel-roll.
A little visit with James Tiberius Kat. Back in 2012, he kindly shared his favorite couch when we were without water, power, or heat after Hurricane Sandy.
We’re spending a few days visiting friends in New York. This is our lovely host Sargent Tibbs, the most debonair of Scottish folds.
As I swim between grading, helping students navigate primary sources, article deadlines, and term papers, things here have of necessity slowed down. In the meantime, have some cat pictures! Because that is truly what the internet is for.
Abdiel as a kitten before we adopted him from Cat House on the Kings.
He’s turned into an adept editor.
I promised cats, right?
The more intent I am on work, the more Abdiel insists on being in my lap. I take it as a compliment. When we first got him, he was terrified of me (and, well, almost everything). Now he wants to fix it if I’m “upset.” Of course, he takes just about any intensity as being upset, wether the project is going well or not. And of course, if I get frustrated typing around him, then he thinks I’m really upset and need extra soothing. By petting him.
I’ll be migrating the substantive posts from my old blog site to here over the next few days (or possibly weeks, there are three years of posts; they will be backdated to their original dates). As they come up I will be adding commentary either on twitter or in the comments section on each post, and writing followups to a few of the topics I’ve left hanging.
And, of course, there will be more cats.
Because the internet is for cats, right? So I’ll christen this blog with with my lovely grading assistants, Abdiel and Octavian.