Found an ancient e-mail I sent on 16-SEP-1991 22:31:30.33 updating a math professor I had no classes with but I liked to chat with now and again (David C Kelly, “His interests include analysis, probability, the history of mathematics, recreational mathematics, and 17.”) I was going to Hampshire College in Amherst MA which had (has?) an intercollege exchange with 4 other nearby colleges. In the e-mail I discovered I’d taken advantage of that program by going to a class at Smith College, Child and Adolescent Development, at Smith College for a semester. For all the stuff you can remember, it’s amazing the stuff you can forget.

Found an ancient e-mail
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Found an ancient e-mail I sent on 16-SEP-1991 22:31:30.33 updating a math professor I had no classes with but I liked to chat with now and again (David C Kelly, “His interests include analysis, probability, the history of mathematics, recreational mathematics, and 17.”) I was going to Hampshire College in Amherst MA which had (has?) an intercollege exchange with 4 other nearby colleges. In the e-mail I discovered I’d taken advantage of that program by going to a class at Smith College, Child and Adolescent Development, at Smith College for a semester. For all the stuff you can remember, it’s amazing the stuff you can forget.

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I suppose ultimately I’m projecting with this. By many accounts, I ought to be conservative. I value law and order and a combination of fairness and justice. I believe in a basic core of human rights that doesn’t waver and isn’t conditional to circumstance or “end-justifies-the-means” relativism. Yet, i also believe it’s critical to strive towards continual improvement: A boat tied to a dock will rot underneath and should be put to use and explore, be repaired, get upgrades when available. Time cannot stop or go backwards; that’s just an incontrovertible fact. But it’s critical to step forward properly and not haphazardly.

I suppose ultimately I’m
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I have a lot of learning to do on this period as well, but my approach would be to consider how many perspectives of this time frame to consider? A) You could go through religious perspectives: 1. Eastern Orthodox 2. Islamic 3. Latin / Roman Catholic I think there may be two Islamic perspectives here as there are two major historic divisions in Islam that probably have distinct historical perspectives to consider. B) Military / Political (standard British based Western Civilization tends to focus on this) C) Economic / Environmental (Economic reasons I tend to think of as American focus, and Environmental (there was a warming period around this time I think) is a newer perspective to consider. That’s what comes to mind at first blush and how I’d approach it… if I get around to it.

I have a lot
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