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Jeffrey Sparks
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Attended Northern Arizona University
Lives in Prescott, AZ
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The guy who debunked communism, over a century before Karl Marx was even born
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It’s time for another history trivia question of the day:   

All of the following presidents were impeached, except:

A) Andrew Johnson
B) Richard Nixon
C) Bill Clinton
D) Trick question, all of them were impeached

Hint: The answer is Richard Nixon. Nixon resigned from office due to the credible threat of impeachment (and subsequent removal), but was never actually impeached. The only two men to be impeached were Andrew Johnson (who was impeached in 1868), and Bill Clinton (who was impeached in 1998).
PBS made a four-hour documentary about the life of Bill Clinton. It has the liberal bias you'd expect from PBS, but with the exception of their coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, it was a fascinating film. I don't think...
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The epic clash of empires: How the Spanish conquered the New World
It caused the fall of empires, and the rise of a new one in their place. It changed the destiny of continents, and left the imprint of Europe on their face. And it was a tale of cruelty and ruthlessness - a disturbing and int...
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There are actually a number of reasons that I want to learn German. For starters, I am someone with a great interest in foreign languages. I talk at length in a previous post about my experience in learning French and Spanish...
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I have long been a fan of Classical Studies, which - in the world of academia - has the specialized meaning of Ancient Greece and Rome. I wouldn't have predicted it in my youth, but I really got into classical studies when I ...
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Today is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, the event that began the French Revolution. The French celebrate Bastille Day (or “la Fête Nationale”) in much the same way that Americans celebrate the Fourth of July.
It is a revolution that is both celebrated and despised, sometimes even by the same people. It was begun with the best of intentions and the noblest of ideals, but it ended with the worst of results after thousands of deaths ...
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Today is the anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. On this day in 1914, the first ship went through the newly-completed Panama Canal; allowing the U.S. Navy to quickly transport ships between the Atlantic and the Pacific, and forever changing the way that the world did trade as a side benefit.
It allowed ships of all kinds to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific (and vice versa) without having to go around the tip of South America - drastically reducing the time needed to transport goods. The effects of the project ...
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The guy who made astronomy popular
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He was the first son of a president to be elected president himself, and the only one until George W. Bush – more than a century later. Out of the fifteen presidents who served before Abraham Lincoln, he was one of only two who never owned a slave (the other being his father). And like his father, he negotiated a peace treaty with Britain that ended a major war – with his father's treaty ending the Revolutionary War, and his own treaty ending the War of 1812, nearly thirty years later.
He was the first son of a president to be elected president himself, and the only one until George W. Bush - more than a century later. Out of the fifteen presidents who served before Abraham Lincoln, he was one of only two w...
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Tutor
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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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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Introduction
I am a college graduate from Arizona who aspires to know a little about everything. I got a degree in business and certificate in economics, I'm tutoring math at Yavapai College, and I spend a lot of time trying to learn languages (including Ancient Greek). I maintain a blog that is "part history, part politics, and part random other stuff." Thus, I have a degree in one subject, a certificate in another, I tutor another, I'm learning still another, and writing about still others besides. So I'm the proverbial jack of all trades, and master of none.

I guess you could say I haven't made up my mind what I want to specialize in, so I do a little of everything. My blog's categories show the diversity of topics that I try to cover. 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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