Awesome piece, Jack! Also, I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who really enjoys those Great Courses DVDs. I bought more than a dozen courses last year, and have a bunch more on my Amazon wish list. They’re perfect for a guy like me who can’t really afford to take on another round of student loans but still wants to do some heavy learning. :)

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