2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. (I thought it was kind of interesting).

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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One comment on “2013 in review

  1. dover1952 says:

    Speaking of reviews, has anyone here ever received a peer review on an archaeological journal article, monograph, report, master’s thesis, or dissertation that went anything like this review that Beethoven gives to the young civil engineer in this video excerpt from the movie “Copying Beethoven.” Certainly, Beethoven would not fit in well with the unwritten doctrine of SEAC “niceness.” However, if you can get past all of his bluster, Beethoven has something to say in his criticism that is true in essence. Watch the video clip and hang carefully on every word Beethoven has to say:

    How many of you still have the same “passion” for archaeology that you had in high school or your early undergraduate years? Mine was pretty much dead by my first quarter of graduate school, but I got some measure of it back later in my older years.

    You good folks have most of your lives (professional and otherwise) ahead of you. Most of mine are behind me. Looking back across my years, I plainly see that my very best quality works (the little triumphs of my life) were completed with a strong infusion of personal passion, the kind Beethoven speaks of in the above clip. This will be true with you too. More than 200 years from now, when a future archaeologist or a member of the public looks back on your archaeological works (or works in some other sphere), those they will most admire will be those that you did with sheer love, joy, and passion. Those will stand out. You can forget about that short-term contract job you did only because you needed the money. Find some research mission that stokes the sense of mystery and passion within you and throw your heart and soul into it out of sheer love and joy. Passion changes the world. Beethoven knew that.

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