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Archive for the day “March 10, 2018”

Youthful Enthusiasm

When I was just starting to learn Spanish and taking courses in Hispanic culture, I was living in a state of complete intellectual amazement about the wonderful new things I was discovering. There was such enthusiasm and such joy in every moment of my life.

Then the feeling kind of wore out but I really missed it. And finally I found a way to experience it again with my newfound interest in the Basque language and culture. I feel like I’m 22 again. It’s amazing.

Fluidity has its benefits.


A Great Review

An absolutely brilliant review by Andrew Sullivan in the New York magazine. I’m definitely not going to read Pinker’s book. I leafed through it at the bookstore and realized that u would have loved it 10 years ago. Since then, however, I have grown and now find this kind of thing adolescent.

But the review is fantastic.


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