Being as how I already have this weblog, I am going to start writing and posting practice academic writings on here.  I am hoping to improve my writing style though I have no plans to be as boring as some academic writers are.  I welcome comments that are CONSTRUCTIVE not disgusting.  I really would like to improve my academic writing style and not be a pretentious idiot.  As a note, I own about 30 books on Ancient Mesopotamia and I will be making use of those more than anything else, along with certain websites.  As I write more, I will try to obtain used books along the same topic.  But, I lack interest in anything beyond Early to Mid Iron age.  Anything after the fall of Persia really holds no interest for me.