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Moorish Spain

Fletcher, Richard. Moorish Spain. New York City: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1992. 178 pages. Fletcher’s book is less a historiographic treatise and more a detailed travelogue for the modern province of Andalucia, Spain. Nevertheless, the book traces political, social, … Continue reading

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Ornament of the World

Menocal, María Rosa. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain. Little, Brown and Company: Boston, 2002. 315. Harold Bloom’s foreword characterizes the book as “poignant” but also “to some degree…an idealization.” … Continue reading

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New Idea

Hello. Quick update: I’ve been unemployed and desperately looking for a job for the past three months. I just got hired. Which means that I can spend my time not on job searching but on new pursuits. I’m looking to put … Continue reading

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Seek Another Story

Catching up on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, I heard about a new book: One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner. This book is Weiner’s investigative analysis of all declassified documents concerning Richard Nixon’s actions, including illegal wiretapping … Continue reading

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Pup 671: A Hero of the Marsh!

In December, the Monterey Bay Aquarium near San Francisco, California, announced that one of their sea otters have adopted a little hero of the coast – a baby Southern sea otter. The baby, or pup, is named Pup 671, and is … Continue reading

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Comprehending Crepuscular Creatures

“All right, ladies, what do you know about animals active in the night?” I ask this question to begin a class taught after sunset. The class, Nocturnal Nations, is designed to empower students to begin overcoming fears of the night. … Continue reading

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Summer Research: Vegetables!

My summer is significantly less academic than the previous semesters, which has been a nice change. I’m working for my parents on my childhood farm; I grew up working on this farm, which grows organically raised vegetables, herbs, raspberries, and … Continue reading

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