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farzana-versey's picture
Jan.02.2014
When a large package arrives with a yellow sticker that says 'Fragile', what do you do? You try and be gentle with wrappers mainly because, like book jackets, painting frames, accompanists at a music concert, they set the tone for the reading, the art, the song.  Unpacking gifts is...
orna-b-raz's picture
Nov.15.2013
Last week I read  with my students an excerpt from Marilu Hurt McCarty's book Dollars And Sense: An Introduction to Economics (1985) about the connection between work and identity. The author claims that in western society most of us derive our sense of identity from our work: “we do...
eve-kushner's picture
Aug.03.2012
Let's start with a quiz. Match the numbered words with the lettered definitions on the right. To help you out, I've supplied the usual meanings of the kanji in blue:  1. 辛抱 (spicy + to hug)a. cloudy; irritating 2. 痴漢 (stupid + Chinese)b. patience 3. 鬱陶しい (depression +...
eve-kushner's picture
Aug.03.2012
Let's start with a quiz. Match the numbered words with the lettered definitions on the right. To help you out, I've supplied the usual meanings of the kanji in blue:  1. 辛抱 (spicy + to hug)a. cloudy; irritating 2. 痴漢 (stupid + Chinese)b. patience 3. 鬱陶しい (depression +...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.02.2012
If you're an older person, you may have become aware that people can hold opposing point of views and both of them be wrong and both of them be right. Example: I joined the military when I was seventeen, left home to go on active when I was 18, lived with my girlfriend when I was 18, married when I...