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Jeffrey Sparks
Works at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Attended Northern Arizona University
Lives in Prescott, AZ
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Languages have changed a lot over the centuries, if thou knowest what I mean …
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From losing the war on economic depression to winning the war on fascism: The mixed legacy of FDR
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The OTHER time the U.S. went to war with Britain
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That time the BBC made a history of Scotland
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The “Great Revolution” in Mexico: It's not the war of independence from Spain

http://sparkscommentary.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-storm-that-swept-mexico.html
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A heartfelt tribute to #veterans

Happy #VeteransDay !
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This is Black History Month, which was legally established during the American bicentennial year of 1976, under President Gerald Ford. In honor of this tradition, I now link to all of my posts about black history.

This will be my way of celebrating black history. #BlackHistoryMonth
Part history, part politics, and part random other stuff.
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He was one of America’s Founding Fathers, but was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis – far away from the country he would help found. He was one of the most self-made men in America, but owed much of his career success to the generous help of someone else. And he died young while fighting a duel in his late forties, but had a great life of massive accomplishment despite this.
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As a greedy young history nerd, I look forward to this season of receiving movies and documentaries about interesting things in history. For others who devour history the way they might devour their Thanksgiving feast, I am re-posting my list of favorite history documentaries, for those who want to put them on their Christmas list, or buy them for loved ones interested in history. (I am not trying to convince anyone to buy these documentaries; as these would not be enjoyed by everyone, and some can be found online. But for the fellow history nerds who do like these things, this list has links to my favorites.)
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How could the Holocaust have happened? Two movies try to answer this

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The first documentary about World War One to interview the #veterans

Happy #ArmisticeDay !
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Occupation
Tutor
Skills
English, Spanish, French, Ancient Greek
Employment
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Mission Leader, 2014 - present
  • Yavapai College
    Tutor, 2012 - present
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Assistant Clerk, 2010 - present
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Prescott, AZ
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Tagline
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Introduction
By training, I am a business major with a concentration in marketing, and a certificate in economics. I originally wanted to do market research for businesses because I enjoyed the social science aspects of marketing, and I have studied psychology a little on my own; but I now wonder if this will ever be my field. I have also taken a fair amount of communications classes, because I thought about grad school in advertising or public relations (or even business & economic journalism), but I'm not sure if I will ever do these things. (I'm glad I studied them just the same, though.)

By inclination, I learn about a lot of other things in my spare time. For example, I am a history buff, an aspiring polyglot, an amateur linguist, a political philosopher (after a fashion), and a student of the Bible. Most of the things I study on my own these days have something to do with one of these subjects (or sometimes even more than one), and I write about many of them on my blog. So my actual profession is ... you guessed it ... a math tutor! Not what you'd expect, right? (Not what I would have expected, either ... )

I have no regular schedule for posting, but I usually publish a blog post about once a week.
Bragging rights
I have read the Book of Mormon in Spanish and French. I can also play piano by ear.
Education
  • Northern Arizona University
    Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing, 2010
    Certificate in Business Economics
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