The Quiet Joy of Snow

Monday I awoke to a light snowfall. I sat up in bed and watched it now on an old pair of fir trees that take up much of the window. On Tuesday it kept on snowing. The first snowfall of the year always brings with it a warm and happy feeling. When it does happen, … Continue reading The Quiet Joy of Snow

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)

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?