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Published on January 26 2008

You just don't realize yet how lucky you truly are, do you? Well, sit right down and I'll tell you. :-D I just re-upped for another several years of domain registration. So YOU people can rest assured that you are in for at least another two years of the bleating and photography of a somewhat boring old bag from the frozen North. And what do we have to look forward to? A possible trip to the West Coast, if I can get my [expletive deleted] together. The big bike trip across Ontario and Quebec to Maine around Memorial Day-- keep your fingers crossed for an early spring and a good lobster harvest, folks. You also will be privy to more of my whining about schoolwork and world affairs. And maybe even some Britney-blogging!! You are the luckiest people I know, lol.

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Published on January 7 2008

"Next class" has begun.
This course addresses the inseparable connection between warfighting and society. It examines societal advances that have significantly influenced the military strategy and tactics as well as political, economic, and technological changes during wartime.
I'm already drooling (and horrified by) over the *extensive* reading list. This professor also has quite the website set up for our use-- I think this is really going to be a course to dig into! :-D I also think one of the projects is going to be worth some work.
By the start of week five, students will make a comprehensive submission of an original memorial along the lines of those at the Sites of Memory webpage (http://sites-of-memory.de). Students will choose a memorial not yet available at the Sites of Memory webpage from near where they live, photograph it, and analyze it in class based on the instructor's essay on "Deconstructing Historical Markers" http://sites-of-memory.de/main/deconstruction.html) and other readings recommended by the instructor as appropriate.
I think a roadtrip to the High Ground might be in order, but that's only first kneejerk reaction. I also have another idea, but I'm not sure yet if it would meet the requirements. More on the way.

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Published on November 27 2007

Percentile needed for an A: 94% Percentile I earned: 93.96% The GPA just went to 3.9450. Damn. Damn. Damn.

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Published on November 25 2007

:-D 14 page term paper, properly footnoted ( with yet ANOTHER citation format to be mastered) and page count to not include a proper title page, Table of Contents, and Works cited page .... check Final "structured discussion" question..... check. Final exam consisting of 6 essay questions, no time limit as long as you don't leave the page..... check. Taking a "winter holiday break" until January 4th .... Priceless. The celebratory glass of Marion Blackberry from Three Lakes Winery ain't bad, either.

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Published on November 13 2007

The Containment and the Cold War paper is.... *DONE*. Hope it pulls the solid "B" back up to goal grade, lol. I sorta fluffed the first exam, dammit. And on another note, I think I'm in love with Harry S Truman. P.S. Didn't my beloved Pack look great against the hated Viqueens? 34-0.... :-D

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Published on October 5 2007

#:-S :-D Can't tell I'm excited, can you? Turns out that I understood Geneva Law and Hague Law more than I thought. I've been watching my email for the assessment/critique/bad news on the essay for International Law for several days. Dreading the worst. Could it have been so awful that the prof didn't have the heart to grade it? Was this the paper that was being passed around the faculty lounge for a laugh? This morning, I decided to venture into the "academic plan" area... and there was my final grade for the course. Yep, great grade; but I want my damn critique! I need critique!!! Guess I have to email and ask for my beating.

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Published on September 28 2007

International Humanitarian Law wasn't too bad-- even though as of right now I have no clue how I did. The entire grade was more or less based on the essay-- and we all know what I think about essay writing. [grumble, grumble, never looks good enough to me] I have another day to obsess over re-writes and citations, but it's 99% written now. I hate it. So. Next up, beginning Monday. *This* looks like it's going to be a fun course!! (Why is it that I say that on the first day, and I'm tearing my hair out by the last week?)
MH304 American Foreign Policy 3 Semester Hours An examination of the historical context of American Foreign Policy from the entry of the United States onto the world scene at the turn of the 20th Century. The foundations of American attitudes to foreign engagement and the US role in the world is traced from Washington’s Farewell Address, to the Monroe Doctrine, and to the Doctrine of Manifest Destiny.

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Published on September 27 2007

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Published on September 25 2007

Didja ever wonder what GI Joe does all day while the kids are away at school?

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Published on August 6 2007

...and I even found my reading glasses! To heck with being a sex researcher, I'm gonna be an International Lawyer, lol!! Another "semester" begins, as does the feeling of being out of my depth. It's great.
SS303 International Law introduces students to the central topics, ideas and principles of public international law and covers international organizations and legal regimes including Human Rights and the Law of Armed Conflict. This course will provide insight into the controversy surrounding the International Criminal Court, the Taliban / al Qaeda detainees, and the world’s response to genocide.
Hmmmm...... Research Paper= 55% of the grade. Anybody got any interesting topics? Bueller? Anybody? I just loooove this stuff! :-D

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