Monthly Archives: June 2014

Books for Fall

Not wanting to go all Navin Johnson here (see bottom)…. I gotta say, “THE NEW SEMESTER BOOK LIST IS HERE!”

Ordered and standing by. I love getting a head-start.

MAS 502 (73629) – Patrick Bixby

  • Author: Blackmore
    ISBN: 9780192862129
    Required: Yes
    Price New: $19.95
    Price Used: $15.00
    Rental New Price: $11.97
    Rental Used Price: $9.58
  • Author: Clifford
    ISBN: 9780674698437
    Required: Yes
    Price New: $31.50
    Price Used: $23.75
  • Author: Klein
    ISBN: 9780814320884
    Required: Yes
    Price New: $25.95
    Price Used: $19.50
  • Author: Moran
    ISBN: 9780415560078
    Required: Yes
    Price New: $24.95
    Price Used: $18.75
    Rental New Price: $14.97
    Rental Used Price: $11.98
MAS 598 (87920) – Barbara Guzzetti
  • Author: Guzzetti
    ISBN: 9780807750797
    Required: Yes
    Price New: $25.95
    Price Used: $19.50
    Rental New Price: $14.53
    Rental Used Price: $12.96
MAS 598 (87922) – Tuomas Manninen

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I believe that we will win

Ya that was fun. Even though it was only me & Aubrey at home…we felt like this….

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I’m King of Somewhere Hot…


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In a couple of days I’ll be taking off for Santo Domingo, DR (and my RT airfare from PHX was $353… so I couldn’t NOT go). I am eagerly looking forward to spending a few days in the Colonial Zone before wandering around a bit more en la ciudad y los campos. Yes, I am brushing up on my español. The foundation of it came from Senorita Bliwas’ 9th grade Spanish class at Wilbur Wright Junior High School in Milwaukee in 1972-73. It was honed during the summers of the early/mid ’70s when I used to work with Mexican migrants in the fields of central Wisconsin. It was latent for decades before I moved to Phoenix and then it came in handy again. Taking French at ASU a couple years ago did not help my Spanish but I suppose gave me a wider breadth of communication ability.

But the last couple of months I have been garbling an apparently plausible version of Spanglish which I hope will get me by while I am there.

I keep hearing about the heat & humidity there. Let’s see, its supposed to be in the 80’s while I am there, with breezes off the Caribbean. Here in Phoenix its been 105-109 with no Caribbean, and therefore no humidity. I call it a draw. And frankly, I LIKE this weather here. I sit outside when its 106 with a cigar and a scotch…as Jimmy Buffett sings, “I’m the King of Somewhere Hot”. So bring it on.

Other than that, like these folks in Santo Domingo….I’m happy…


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