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Oh the Acronyms

At work the other day, one of the women (she’s a very sweet doctor originally from the Philippines) and I were talking about the Soviet Union. She wanted to know how I knew so much about it and I explained I had taken a history class entirely on the USSR while in college. “I really […]

Sharpe’s Peril is Our Misfortune: When British TV Goes Bad

“Not all Masterpieces are masterpieces,” my dad said in a profound tone of voice. We had just finished watching the second episode of Sharpe’s Peril, a new series on PBS’ Masterpiece Theater, which was more like a reinvented British western than the taut Victorian dramas or Austenian comedies the network usually airs. In the course […]

The First Anniversary

It has officially been over a year since I first started Proust’s Le Temps Perdu and amazingly, have the last volume to finish! This is not do to lack of interest or Proust’s writing skills, merely that Proust is difficult, temperamental, brilliant and boring all in one sentence. He is all encompassing and drives me […]