Monthly Archives: November 2011

[Etymo]logical jump

Perhaps obvious, perhaps not: Cedule is the Czech word for a sign, an item which can frequently be found hanging off of doors or other objects.  A cedilla is a diacritic that hangs off of the bottoms of basic glyphs. … Continue reading

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On the significance of sense of self and society in Much Ado

The text of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is, in its essence, an amusing, profound commentary on the subject of critical judgement’s role in trust, justice, and love.  The play’s plot is derived from the fact that, as suggested by … Continue reading

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Teaching French vocabulary

Several minutes ago, I finished aiding a ninth-grade French student with some vocabulary that he needed to master for an upcoming test.  This resulted in a brief episode of nostalgia – I’ve utilized French, albeit badly, for approximately five years, so I … Continue reading

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Yes, I am still alive!

You know the protocol: Harvest ideas using mental forceps. Grind up the following in a mortar and pestle until no large pieces of tissue remain: 0.5 – 1.5 g ideas, 0.5 g of bad time management (75-150 um) per gram of ideas Pour into … Continue reading

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Written [r]evolution

“In the beginning was the Word.”  (John 1:1) And the Word was the will to communicate, and the Word evolved.  Like any other organism which successfully survives in our world today, it morphed, reproduced, underwent speciation, adapted to the climate … Continue reading

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