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Is English Closer to Norse Languages Than Germanic?


As an English speaker who had a few years of German and am now studying Norwegian  (why not, it’s very similar to Icelandic) and Icelandic (I have a few Icelandic friends and is related to Norwegian) and I’ve noticed that, where in … Continue reading

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Preserving the Mayan Languages and Culture


Guatemala: The Maya In Guatemala, a country ravaged by civil war for most of the past 50 years, the Mayans make up around half of the population. But the fields of education, politics and the media all belong exclusively to … Continue reading

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Restricting Political Speech: How to Silence the Citizen


How states are restricting political speech  By George F. Will, Published: February 1, Fountain Hills, Ariz. Dina Galassini does not seem to pose a threat to Arizona’s civic integrity. But the government of this desert community believes that you cannot be too careful. And state law … Continue reading

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Two from Lewis Carroll


Lewis Carroll, one of my favorites for having invented the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, not to mention the rabbit into whose hole she fell, has always fascinated me.   Jaberwocky is at the bottom. . . The Walrus … Continue reading

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Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


Another poem by Frost.  More widely known but suggested by a reader.  Anything that can quell the fire of world violence on a Sunday evening is a welcome respite. – Carlos Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening BY ROBERT FROST … Continue reading

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Razor Wire


Razor Wire Barbed wire is made by twisting short, pointed segments of wire around a longer, coiled length of wire. Razor wire is made by die cutting pointed razors in an endless chain around a longer, coiled length of wire. … Continue reading

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ee cummings: i carry your heart with me


i carry your heart with me i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, … Continue reading

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