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Marshalling Masterpiece

I organize the story of my life not by dates, but by Masterpiece.  Some of my earliest memories surround the Sunday night ritual of my mother’s disappearance behind closed doors to watch Upstairs Downstairs uninterrupted while my father took over her … Continue reading

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Dream Dinner & Drinks

It’s a classic interview question.  If you could host a dinner party for any six people living or dead, whom would you choose?  This one is easy.  I have three couples I would like to dine with me and my … Continue reading

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10,000 Maniacs

Dearest Readers, My blog reached a magical 10,000 hits today for which I thank you.  In my other blogging life at Inside Higher Ed, I have been called arrogant, bitter, judgmental, pretentious, and snarky.  Here, you kindly read what I write … Continue reading

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Litmus Tests

I’m rather transfixed by these supposedly telling tests of one’s attitude towards life and the ways in which they do or do not align.  My predilections are in bold. Cats or Dogs Arts or Sciences Tolstoy or Dostoevsky Mountains or Beaches City … Continue reading

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Guide to Pages

Under Biographies, you can now find my list of classic biographies with direct links to on-line publications of each. Under Histories, you have access to my teaching timeline of 3 centuries (1492-1792) as well as two of my current works … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Bollywood

A good day begins with two things: a strong cup of coffee and a Hindi movie.  Most people look askance at an over-educated, middle-aged, blonde with an obsession for singing, dancing, sentimental South Asians.  I manage to persuade everyone from … Continue reading

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