The most important skill anyone can acquire, and the one almost ignored by most institutes of learning, is how to learn. Some emphasize the old-fashioned ?drill and kill? methodology while others latch on to every sort of new trend or fashionable system. In trying to reinvent the wheel or build a better mousetrap, they forget about that simple, universal, and time-tested concept: How to learn! Everyone learns in a different way and responds to unique motivators. Whether you want to learn c... [more]
I studied under Stylianos Spydidakis at UC Davis in European History with double emphasis on Military History and Ancient History. I'm a member of the Richard III society.
As well as being a former newspaper reporter and freelance writer/editor, a short story "of mine won honorable mention in the International Literary Awards. My work has appeared in Freelance Writer's Report, Dragon Magazine, and the Concord Transcript.
I am a published author and former newspaper reporter for the Concord (CA) Transcript. In addition to my blog I am also an avid reader and grammarian.
As a result of my studies in European History (with one of two concentrations in ancient history) I did a wide variety of readings in ancient authors. During my course of study I read primary source material from authors such as Plutarch, Polybius, Herodotus, and Livy.