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An Italian Evening

A very kind friend handed me their second copy of Marcela Hazan’s The Classic Italian Cookbook, essentially for Christmas. Tuesdays are normally the night I teach ESL, but the semester doesn’t start until next Tuesday. So…free night with limited budget … Continue reading

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Infectious Cultural Junk

I’m reading Daniel Dennett’s new book, “From Bacteria to Bach and Back”. So far I am really enjoying it. And in that vein, as a footnote, was this gem: Asked by a student for an example of infectious cultural junk … Continue reading

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Two Classes

Last one, and then I am done with Pinker for the immediate future: The humorist Robert Benchley said that there are two classes of people in the world: those who divide the people of the world into two classes, and … Continue reading

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Three Possible Parts to a Date

After my last review, I do have some other quotes that I really enjoyed, that didn’t really work into the review itself. Here is one, from Miss Manner’s Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior – one more example of how I … Continue reading

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How the Mind Works

How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker My rating: 4 of 5 stars I very much enjoyed the book. The topic is more “Why The Mind Works”, and with that being the author’s actual stated aim, the book seems misnamed. … Continue reading

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