Welcome to the Amazing World of Richard
This website has been set up as a central source for information about the work I do. If you wander through the links, you can see a map of where my students have spent time, both on coop or studying abroad. Links on that map show you where they worked and some recommendations about the cities and countries they are in. Another set of links guides you through the actual coop process: forms, thoughts, observations, and examples abound!
A second purpose to this site is to tell you a little bit about myself and hopefully the information I lay out there will be fun and informative.
What’s Richard Reading?
5/2/2013: What Came Before He Shot Her - Elizabeth George
Ms. George created a very successful English detective series around one Inspector Lynley. One of the pivotal moments in that series is when his wife is shot. This book, is not a detective novel, rather it traces the life of the young man accused of her murder. As such it is much more social commentary about life in very VERY bleak parts of London. I wavered between sympathy and enmity for the characters. So much was wrong in their lives, it was very difficult to be empathetic, all decisions seemed based in some sort of horrible Hobbesian dilemma, there was no place to go, no one to talk to , no one to work anything out. Only at the end are the familiar characters from the series brought in. The lives of the characters in the book were so depressing it is hard to say I liked the book, I am glad I read it, and it did make me think about how I view life in an apocalyptic world.
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