As some of you know, I have been re-working a conference paper to submit to a journal for publication. A friend and colleague of mine who teaches at a large university in a very cold state has been reviewing it for a few weeks. Actually, it has been sitting on her desk for a few weeks. Her husband told me that she just picked it up a few days ago. Because we are here at Colorado State University, I was able to ask her a number of questions about additional changes that are needed. The paper which is entitled The Atlantic Market Thesis is a piece that has gone through two revisions — one before an ’06 July & September conference presentation and another since then. She thought the writing and analysis was good, but the historical content and pedagogical connections were a little unclear. Thus, I am spending tonight in the library making some changes to my paper and to a writing assignment for the AP European History Test Development Committee. For the most part, I have been teaching my Atlantic Market paper to my AP European History classes for the past two years; it is the base of my course.
Here is the problem: It sounds too much like this Calvin & Hobbes cartoon.