Before proceeding a pace down this road, I should clarify that while I detest the expression nom nom nom in all of its ridiculous and cringe-inducing variations, I do not harbor any ill will towards those who use it. This caveat is especially important given the fact that almost all of my encounters with the […]
As Christmas Eve approaches, I’m republishing here a tale about distance running, monsters, debt, and self-sacrifice. For those of you who run around New Hampshire and think there’s something familiar about the leader of the little club of marathon-running supernatural detectives who meet at McGill’s, perhaps he was an inspired creation. Merry Christmas!
For those of us who work internationally, sure we know that most everywhere you go English ends up being the common language of groups with disparate native tongues. But does that mean there’s no point to learning a second language? Not at all, according to Robert Kaplan, who makes the case for developing multilingual talent in Harvard Business Review.
Reordering books on shelves after their relocation to the basement. Language, theology, running, fly fishing, poetry (oh, did I just say poetry twice in a row?), academic lit, horror, fantasy, history, science fiction, biz and web dev … o the decades, the friends who they make me recall, the tactile pleasure of the weight and […]
All right, did I just call Whispersync for voice a bibliophile’s fantasy in this blog post’s title, and that only so I wouldn’t have to type that hoary cliche “a dream come true?’ Yes, a bit gushy, but it’s true. Here’s the deal. I bought a Kindle edition book by Peter Bergman on Amazon last […]
There’s a snake wrapped around a newspaper in my mother-in-law’s fridge: adventures in language learning
There’s a snake wrapped around a newspaper in my mother-in-law’s fridge. There’s also a cow with a plastic shark’s fin strapped to its head sitting at the dining room table stuffing money into a cash register. There’s a vise attached to the kitchen table. In the vise there’s a brain. And that’s how I’m learning […]
Going into what feels like my fourth serious training cycle somewhere in my second year of more intense running (as opposed to the 3 mile run 3 times a week habit I maintained for years prior), I’ve noticed a lot of changes about the way I approach running, physically, mentally and in otherwise. One seems […]
Help Im flod. I know how this creation of Sofia's (as captioned by David at her request) feels… I am too. Help! Then again, who isn't? On a different note, I love that David has taken to writing captions to express his creatures' (and sometimes Sofia's creatures as well!) thoughts. They are both storytellers in […]