Sometimes when I hear about something happening somewhere in the world, it feels so far away, so remote and apart from my life. It is hard for me to really picture it. I'm embarrassed to admit that just a month ago I was unable to differentiate between, say, Iraq and Iran on a map. (Considering what is going on in the world today, that's really embarrassing). That is why one of my goals this year has been to brush up on world geography.
I haven't been in school for almost three years (wow- time flies) but I work best by memorization. So, I found a few good maps (if you're interested, the ones I used can be found here, here, here, here and here), and studied them. Then, as a "test" to my studying, I went to Geosense and Free Rice (the Geography section).
I can't think of a way to prove it to the blog that I should consider this thing accomplished, so let me just say that if you are interested in going head-to-head in a geography test, search for KJMaloney on that site and let's face off.