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Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten?

For some people, the title of this particular entry may seem as a bit of a joke.  How can you be ready for kindergarten?  When I was growing up, I had no preschool or head start of any kind and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Apostle Paul

Great Courses:  The Apostle Paul, taught by Professor Luke Timothy Johnson With a name like Luke Timothy Johnson, it is perhaps inevitable that the professor would have been interested in the life and writings of the Apostle Paul.  What is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Art Of Public Speaking: Lessons From The Greatest Speeches In History

Great Courses:  The Art Of Public Speaking:  Lessons From The Greatest Speeches In History, taught by Professor John R. Hale Admittedly, I am not the intended audience of this particular course, since it is focused on encouraging a greater respect … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Teaching And Writing Of History

On The Teaching & Writing Of History:  Responses To A Series Of Questions, by Bernard Bailyn This pleasant and modest work of about 100 pages contains a series of questions and answers where Bailyn expresses his own thoughts about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Compelling Conversations: Speaking Exercises For Vietnamese Learners Of English

Compelling Conversations:  Speaking Exercises For Vietnamese Learners Of English, by Teresa X. Nguyen & Eric H. Roth [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chimayo Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time [1], … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World: Part 2

Great Courses:  Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World: Part 2, taught by Professor Glenn S. Holland Sometimes one can gain a great deal of insight about a subject in ways that the instructor does not intend.  It should be stated … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Opposite Of Loneliness

The Opposite Of Loneliness:  Essays And Stories, by Marina Keegan You should not judge a book by its cover, even when that book has an appealing cover featuring a photograph of the late author, a friendly-looking ginger young woman in … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 2

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 2, taught by Professor Seth Lerer I must admit that I found this particular set of lectures to be pretty fascinating, but that is not a surprise given my fondness for … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 1

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 1, taught by Professor Seth Lerer This course began in such a way that I was left pretty encouraged about how it would turn out.  Admittedly, this is a course designed … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great Masters: Haydn–His Life And Music

Great Courses:  Great Masters:  Haydn–His Life And Music, taught by Professor Robert Greenberg As someone who has listened to a couple of series of lectures by this professor before [1], this lecture is full of the infectious enthusiasm he has … Continue reading

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