Monthly Archives: January 2013

What is love?

Looking for a readily understood, greatly simplified paraphrase of love-related ideas present in Renaissance poetry? Set the period to the tune of “What is Love?”, and modify a few words! “What is love?” (Dante to Virgil, Canto XVIII, Inferno) “Oh … Continue reading

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Study group ideas

As I mentioned in my New Year’s post, I’m running about seven U. of T. study groups this semester.  Each of these has multiple in-person meet-up sessions weekly; most communication within them occurs via Facebook. All of them are rapidly … Continue reading

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Getting your daily dose of randomly selected information

When I was younger, I read Wikipedia daily for several hours to acquire assorted knowledge and procure ideas for later, more detailed research. Although I’m not quite as good at making time for this anymore, I continue to get my … Continue reading

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A little bit of reassurance

The things my mother does to make me feel better about impending examinations.

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