Archive for November, 2015

New York Times’s “Most Notable Books of 2015”: woefully bereft of science books

November 28, 2015

Source: New York Times’s “Most Notable Books of 2015”: woefully bereft of science books

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Various Overheads for ECON 328: Tokugawa Period, First and Second Industrial Revolutions, Second Axial Age, and Chinese versus Japanese Response to Western Challenge

November 25, 2015

Various Downloads for ECON 328 Fall 2015 Tokugawa Industrial Revolutions Second Axial Age China and Japan Compared

Memorandums for Final Examinations in ECON 320 and ECON 328: Pages in Reading Covered on True/False Sections of Final Examinations

November 23, 2015

Memorandum for Final Examination in ECON 320 Fall 2015

Memorandum for Final Examination in ECON 328 Fall 2015

A Long-Haired Mule And A Porcupine Here

November 18, 2015

Plain Or Pan

In ‘No Direction Home’, Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan bio-documentary, a twinkling-eyed Bob recounts how he stole essential folk and blues records from a friend. “Just being a musical expeditionary,” is how Bob put it. Clearly, the records had an influence on the young magpie-eyed Zimmerman, and you could argue that they helped shape his first few forays into songwriting. You could even argue that it was a good thing he liberated the vinyl – he might never have written the melody to a song like ‘Girl From the North Country’ or ‘With God On Our Side‘ without them. Someone else’s loss is everyone else’s gain. Think about that for a minute.

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I’ve been living for the past few days with the latest, stupendous collection in the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series. Volume 12 (entitled ‘The Cutting Edge’ – which…

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ECON 320 and ECON 328: No Class on November 13, the first class meeting day after official reading week

November 2, 2015