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  • Forum Post: What are you Reading? (2012 edition)

    Posted 03/18/2012 01:40:31 EDT

    Recently finished The Hunger Games. I know I'll probably get grief, but after all the hype, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. There seemed to be very little action and the ending seemed quite pr more »

  • Forum Post: What are you Reading? (2012 edition)

    Posted 02/23/2012 12:21:13 EST

    I'm working my way through Team of Rivals after having put it down for a long while. more »

  • Forum Post: Why do you live in the Boston area?

    Posted 01/22/2011 10:12:37 EST

    In Response to Why do you live in the Boston area?: [QUOTE]The Boston area has received more than 40 inches of snow this winter -- and it isn't even February yet. As if that wasn't enough, temperature more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading? (2010 edition)

    Posted 09/05/2010 12:40:46 EDT

    Finished up Richard and John. I enjoyed it very much. Much of the relationship between the brothers and their father has been pushed aside in favor of later rulers. Though decidely pro-Richard and ant more »

  • Forum Post: Just UMass?

    Posted 06/06/2010 10:33:39 EDT

    In Response to Just UMass?: When I am asked where I went to college, I refer to the school simply as UMass. I don't mind the Amherst tag, but when you say that you went to UMass it would be nice for p more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading? (2010 edition)

    Posted 06/06/2010 10:24:22 EDT

    In Response to Re: What are you reading? (2010 edition): madriver, extensive list!  I've read something by nearly every one of those authors and could add more.  To switch things up, there's always th more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading? (2010 edition)

    Posted 06/06/2010 10:20:32 EDT

    In Response to Re: What are you reading? (2010 edition): A Distant Mirror was a good one. Posted by rusgriswold Agreed, I'm now trying to find some good books on the 11th Century. First Crusade and Ba more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading? (2010 edition)

    Posted 06/06/2010 10:18:49 EDT

    In Response to Re: What are you reading? (2010 edition): In Response to Re: What are you reading? (2010 edition) : I like the Poirot books better than the Marple books. The best in my opinion is The M more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading? (2010 edition)

    Posted 02/21/2010 10:47:16 EST

    Finally finished A Distant Mirror!!! I actually enjoyed it for the most part and felt that it picked up at the end with the description of the turmoil surrounding the papal schism. On to Andrew Jackso more »

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    Posted 01/06/2010 06:42:21 EST

    Yes, I'm still "reading" A Distant Mirror. Darn grad school just won't allow me to finish up. I've now got Team of Rivals and Andrew Jackson on deck. Hopefully this will be the year! more »

  • Forum Post: New General Curriculum MTEL

    Posted 08/20/2009 04:43:11 EDT

    I was surprised to see that there was no discussion of the new General Curriculum exam for the MTEL which has been redesigned to include a separate Math half that must be passed independently of the M more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading? (2009 edition)

    Posted 08/20/2009 04:24:08 EDT

    Still reading "A Distant Mirror" by Barbara Tuchman!

    Grad school got in the way.


    I did manage to read "Pillars of the Earth", "World Without End", and "Hamilton".
    more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading? (2009 edition)

    Posted 04/11/2009 02:49:58 EDT

    At the moment I am in the middle of Barbara Tuchman's Middle Ages Epic  "A Distant Mirror" about the incredibly eventful 14th century more »

  • Forum Post: Good Graduate School Test Prep (GREs)?

    Posted 05/29/2008 09:36:41 EDT

    It depends on what you need. From what I've heard (full disclosure: I'm a private math tutor) the prep courses are good for "strategy" but not very good if you need to brush up on your content knowled more »

  • Forum Post: What are you reading?(2008 edition)

    Posted 05/29/2008 09:23:49 EDT

    I'm currently reading 1215, the story of King John and England in the time of the Magna Carta. Very interesting view into the world as it was in Medieval times. more »

  • Forum Post: Governor Spitzer of NY

    Posted 03/10/2008 09:09:12 EDT

    All these hypocritical politicians are making me SICK. I especially love this line: "And he gave no details of what he was apologizing for". That's the new tactic now. Make it look like you are sorry more »

  • Forum Post: Word association

    Posted 01/10/2007 12:46:57 EST

    failure

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