Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Feb 2002, 8:01 a.m.

Last night I gave Camilla (my Italian flatmate) a little…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Last night I gave Camilla (my Italian flatmate) a little lesson in early US history. You know, the colonial days, the Revolution, expansion, the Civil War, and so on. She's reading Gone With the Wind, you see. She got momentarily confused as to whether the Civil War and the Revolution overlapped, but that got straightened out pretty quick.

I like American history! Maybe that's something I could teach. Usually I think of American history teachers as idealistic men, but I could do well anyway.