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Hot Off the Virtual Press: The World’s Fight

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Marshalling Masterpiece

I organize the story of my life not by dates, but by Masterpiece.  Some of my earliest memories surround the Sunday night ritual of my mother’s disappearance behind closed doors to watch Upstairs Downstairs uninterrupted while my father took over her … Continue reading

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Special Relationships

The “special relationship” between the US and the UK has played a profound role in my adult life.  I study 18th Century British North America, which far too many continue to suppose far more British than it was.  The Marshall … Continue reading

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Hot off the Virtual Press: Academia’s 3Ms

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Time Warp

  Last night I entered a time warp.  My husband and I attended an event at the Chicago UK Consul General’s home for Cambridge alumni.  I expected to see the usual suspects and have a lovely evening.   I entered, found … Continue reading

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Wide Open Spaces

“Willa Cather.”  Most of my campus Marshall Scholarship nomination interview got lost in an anxious haze, but the committee chair and fervent Nebraskan asked me to name my favorite author and explain my choice.  That reply, which embodied my love … Continue reading

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