There’s a difference between knowing what’s on the page in a history book and actually feeling that page have curves and valleys.
I’m quite good at taking in information so I voraciously inhale Wikipedia – which may have some things wrong in it, but I think is generally more information than we had before. Last tour we didn’t have Wikipedia. And then Discovery Channel and History Channel. I can take it in and retain what I think are the most important facts.
I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice.