A day to be thankful for

Giving Thanks 2011, a set on Flickr. This year I actually wished my grandpa had made us go around and say what we’re thankful for–like he has in years past. Right now, I’m feeling particularly thankful for a whole bunch. One of which is a family I actually genuinely enjoy spending my time with (and anxiously look forward to seeing)…

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Inspiration Tuesday

Motivation in book form

Since I have been feeling a tad overwhelmed and overworked lately; now might be the ideal time to reflect on some inspiring quotes from blogger/author/ lifestyle management guru Tim Ferriss. I recently read his much-hyped (in the “blogosphere,” at least) “The Four Hour Workweek,” and, for the most part, found it to be worth much of the hype… Noteworthy quotes/excerpts: […]

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What English Sounds like to Foreigners

I’ve often wondered this. More lately, as I’ve attempted to learn a new language, while also helping a non-native speak English. Language is one of those things that becomes stranger the more you think about it; i.e. try saying a familiar word out loud more than a few consecutive times. A simple, often spoken word begins to sound strange and foreign when repeated. It’s fascinating to me how languages can sound so rhythmically different from one another. French carries a vastly different tune from English, English from Spanish, so forth. Kind of mind boggling?

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Dinner Last Night

So like most humans I’m into food. And since I’m getting used to this blogging thing, and see that some other bloggers like to share food they eat, or more particularly–food they make, I thought I’d try a “food post.” I mean, I cook, sometimes. So here goes… For dinner last night I made… Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa […]

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