The other day a Great Courses catalogue arrived in our PO box. I had heard about this but had never explored or researched the program. As Dean and I both perused the catalogue, we became fascinated with all the courses offered ~ and by the fact that they were on sale: a Really Good sale! And so we took the plunge.
The Great Courses are indeed great. I love my professor, my dvds and my book! The book is not a direct transcription but more like Cliff Notes. So after listening to two lectures last night, I went to the book and marked some of the particular places that had interested me and that I wanted to set in my brain. It is fascinating and I am enjoying it thoroughly. Also glad I am at the age where this is learning for my own pleasure and not for a test.
Of course an email arrived today with another great sale. It is hard to pass up a $320 item that is on sale for $50 and I think I have enough to occupy my brain for a while. I am learning more about a subject that has fascinated me for years: the ordinary lives of ordinary people in the ancient world. Dean will use this weekend to delve into Storytelling and Gardening (not in the same set). I am absolutely delighted with our purchases and believe we have established a new learning curve for ourselves.