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Being Paleolithic (Quick Notes:9)

  • The Paleolithic Era: from about 1.8 Million to 20,000 years ago. Though, professor Garland “throws in at no extra charge” an extra four million previous years so as to begin right at the very beginning.
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Taking on the Other Side of History (Quick Notes:7)

(Today, I will be starting a new set of lectures from The Great Courses catalog. The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World… 417 more words

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I’m a big fan of a company called The Great Courses. They sell video and audio courses taught by college professors, not for credit, but for a better understanding of the topic. 246 more words


Are You Optimizing Your Brain Fitness?

A week ago, I wrote about Alan’s attending the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists’ annual meeting and the tidal wave of Baby Boomers hitting retirement age, and I suggested that we start learning to surf so we don’t get crushed. 467 more words

Encouragements For Living

Travel Planning: Asia in our sights

It’s mid-April and here in the northern hemisphere the calendar says it’s spring. One look out our windows here in Toronto, however, tells a whole different story. 1,119 more words


The Great Courses - The Early Middle Ages and Audible Lectures.

I’ve been exceptionally busy these past few weeks. Work is filled with new responsibilities, this is the third year of duty in Japan and I’m finding myself with ever increasing responsibilities. 318 more words


The First Wave Sweeps Across Europe (Quick Notes:5)

  • Sicily was uniquely positioned as a trading post. Because it was able to reach many major ports, it was also an instrumental locale in spreading the plague.
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