Why and How to Learn a Second Language (Without Becoming Bored)

As many as 75% of Americans and 62% of Britons don’t speak a second language. You can argue that they don’t really need to, everything is English these days, including this blog post. You can live a good life without knowing a second language. But speaking from experience here, learning a second language can broaden … Continue reading Why and How to Learn a Second Language (Without Becoming Bored)

Let’s Talk About… Your Toothbrush

Is it colorful? Does it have an easy-to-grip handle? A tongue and cheek cleaner? Fancy circular bristles that clean even "the inaccessible spaces between the teeth?" Or even better, charcoal bristles? Maybe it's electric and does most of the work for you. (Not that you couldn't manage without the electric motor, right?) And don't you … Continue reading Let’s Talk About… Your Toothbrush

What Does It Mean to Love Someone?

Love’s such a big broad word these days that you can easily smack someone in the head with it. After all, some people LOVE hamburgers. What’s the point of trying to define a word that, some would say (not necessarily I), has been defaced by use? A word that means everything and nothing at the … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Love Someone?