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A Few Nibbles

Posted Yesterday at 08:50 AM by Asherman (The Asherman's Are Coming)

As the planning for our trip in May progresses, we've begun to see family take more interest. My nephew and sister have already made good contributions to our getting this done in a cost-effective manner.

Now our two sons are beginning to show some interest, and that is wonderful. We needed something like this to draw the nuclear family back together to achieve a larger family goal.

London might be extended by a day if the boys can swing it. That shouldn't be...
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The Value of Knowing what your are about

Posted February 6th, 2016 at 07:06 AM by Asherman (The Asherman's Are Coming)

One of the most difficult problems as the cost of flying from the American S.W. to Ireland and back. Our initial plans, see below, called for a one way flight from here to Shannon, and a one way flight from Glasgow home. Seemed reasonable to me, but estimates of costs ranged from around $4K to around $9K, for economy! Trying to find the cheapest flights involved multiple connections, different cities, and in the end proved to much for me. The local travel agent got our Email address and said...
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The Political Structure of Ur, 2112-2004 BCE: A Brief Analysis using Royal Documents

Posted February 2nd, 2016 at 11:31 PM by civfanatic

Spanning about a century from 2112 to 2004 BCE, the period of the Third Dynasty of Ur, or Ur III, is among the most fascinating as well as best-documented epochs of ancient history. With tens of thousands of texts available to historians, Ur III is one of the earliest states in human history for which a detailed analysis and reconstruction is possible. For reconstructing the administrative bureaucracy and political structure of the Ur III state, among the most important primary sources are the letters...
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Time for Reflection

Posted February 2nd, 2016 at 10:01 AM by Asherman (The Asherman's Are Coming)

Waiting for the problems with Natalie's health and passport, this seemed like a good time to reflect on the planning so far. Going back over various elements of the plan, do the initial premises still hold true?

Here is an example. From the beginning I've envisioned getting from Ireland to England by boat. Boat evolved quickly into Ferry, and to make that happen other adjustments were necessary to getting across the sea by Ferry. My nephew, a clever fellow who is a frequent...
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Itinerary as of 30JAN16

Posted January 30th, 2016 at 07:48 AM by Asherman (The Asherman's Are Coming)
Updated January 30th, 2016 at 08:48 AM by Asherman


The itinerary posted the other day didn't work out so well. Here's hopefully a more understandable presentation. I'm haveing some difficulty in avoiding confusion at to dates of our various hotels. My mind just isn't as sharp as once it was.

Irish Leg:


We arrive at Shannon A/P on the morning of 11MAY, and will spend the nights of May 11 through the 13th at the Aherlow Lodge in Tipperary. I can't say enough about how helpful and gracious Eamonn has been.
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