Monthly Archives: September 2013

state of fear

My current status of a man of leisure with plenty of reading time allows me to indulge. More than a 1000 pages of Michael Crichton in three days. I normally list my reading here, but the last Crichton I read, … Continue reading

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language and poetry

Although  I am increasingly swayed by arguments that the easy access to limitless information is harmful and misleading, I haven’t taken active steps to shield myself; on the contrary, I am still subscribed to quite a few list-serves and obsessively … Continue reading

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languages matter

just reading a book about language and one of the issues brought up is if we should care about decreasing language diversity. They’re disappearing with frantic speed. The obvious, politically correct answer, is yes (diversity is good! bio diversity, cultural … Continue reading

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promoting Dahab

Marjan & I spend as much time as we can in Dahab, former hippie hang-out and Israeli R&R destination, fabulous snorkelling right from the beach, plenty of different reef sites, stunning mountains lining the coast, laid back and cheap, and … Continue reading

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