Author Archives: Sylvia

About Sylvia

Hobbies include bike riding, Puerto Rican history, genealogy and preserving her family's history for many generations.

Studying for the GRE…

  If I want to attain my goal of researching and writting about Carribean history and migration patterns, need to start preparing myself for the GRE exam.   http://www.ets.org/gre/general/prepare/index.html  

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Becoming a Scholar in Carribean History

As a result of my genealogy research, I have become fascinated with Carribean History, especially the migration patterns in Puerto Rico in the 1800s.  Most possibly because I haven’t seen or read anything on the topic.   I am interested as … Continue reading

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Open Courseware

    There are a number of universities that offer free viewing and/or materials to classes.  You don’t degree credit or have access to the instructors but it is a great way to learn online. I am going to take … Continue reading

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Measuring a Year

  As the end of 2008 approaches and we all welcome 2009 with hope, I remembered today the song from the musical RENT "Seasons of Love". How do you measure your life??   Seasons of Love by 525,600 minutes, 525,000 … Continue reading

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2008 Seattle to Portland – 203 Milles

On Saturday July 12, Robert, Doug and I accomplished something I never dreamed about, completing the 203 mile Seattle to Portland Ride in ONE DAY! We were 3 of the 2,427 One-day riders out of the 9,500 riders that day. … Continue reading

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Tim Russert and Living

It’s been a week since Tim Russert’s passing. I have always admired him as a newsman as so many in this great country of ours have.   I too was raised Catholic.  Twelve years of Catholic education followed by training … Continue reading

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Studying and Researching in Spain

LiveJournal Tags: Spain,Genealogy,Spanish It would be great fun to go to Spain for an extended vacation, study spanish and research my family history in the West Indies archives in Seville. Study Abroad in Spain Spain’s National Archives

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SSRS Error: Execute permission denied on object ‘sp_add_category’

  While attempting to schedule a SSRS 2005 report by creating a SUBSCRIPTION, I encountered the error Execute permission denied on object ‘sp_add_category’.   Followed the following steps recommended on TechNet: 1. Open Start –> All Programs –> Microsoft SQL … Continue reading

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Our Vacation in Greece – Athens, Greece – May 11-14, 2008

You can read a lot about a destination, it’s history, it’s culture, but when you finally get there you realize that most  of what you can learn is so small from the actual experience of being there.  Robert and I … Continue reading

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Greece – Athens to Olympia with side trips to Delphi and Meteora.

After several years of various life setbacks, Robert and I finally got our dream trip to Greece.  Okay maybe it was more like his, but I did not exactly suffer.   May 12-14th – Athens After a few days of travel … Continue reading

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