A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature

A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature Spanning 1753 to 2011

Some warn you of flooding and storm;
Some say there’s no cause for alarm.
So we re-ran all the stats,
And hold on to your hats:
The weather is going to get warm.

Rohde, Robert; Muller, Richard A.; Jacobsen, Robert; Muller, Elizabeth; Perlmutter, Saul; Rosenfeld, Arthur; Wurtele, Jonathan; Groom, Donald; and Wickham, Charlotte (2012): A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature Spanning 1753 to 2011. Draft of an article submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research.

(Something very scary, in honor of the day!)

Two Masters’ Theses from the University of Massachussetts, Boston

The Marketplace of Boston: Macrobotanical Remains from Faneuil Hall
pdf at UMB’s Scholarworks

A young farmer’s son from Nantucket
Took to Boston some fruit in a bucket,
Where they said “Give it here,
“And we’ll eat with good cheer,
“And then in the harbor we’ll chuck it.”

Meyers, Ciana Faye, “The Marketplace of Boston: Macrobotanical Remains from Faneuil Hall” (2011). Graduate Masters Theses. Paper 78.

(she said I couldn’t do it, and gave me the idea for this whole thing. …well she said I couldn’t do a dirty one. There *is* a dirty version, but it’s terrible in several different senses of the word.)

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A Viking Age Political Economy from Soil Core Tephrochronology
pdf at UMB’s Scholarworks

As an Icelander said to his wife,
“I am tired of Viking and strife.
“Let’s tend to our homefield
“And see to our hay yield
“And then we’ll be well-set for life.”

Catlin, Kathryn Anne, “A Viking Age Political Economy from Soil Core Tephrochronology” (2011). Graduate Masters Theses. Paper 61.

(Hey Kat! Finish your paper about this!)

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

Gospel of Jesus’s Wife
Project page at the Harvard Divinity School website
, article PDF downloadable through link in right sidebar.

A fragment of text, in one line,
Claims a wife for the Son in the Trine.
“If the wife thing’s a go
“(And I ain’t saying so!)
“You can bet,” grins the Christ, “she’s divine.”

King, Karen L. 2012: “Jesus said to them, ‘My Wife’: A New Coptic Gospel Papyrus”. First draft of an article provisionally accepted for the Harvard Theological Review, Jan 2013.