twenty languages live in this house. they whisper to each other, live. google translate sits open in a tab, flicking through a myriad. books line the shelves, tell each other secrets, sharing knowledge - to be learned.
If we were having coffee I'd be running a bit behind. I got distracted doing my language practice and my head's rattling around new words, turning each new word over and inspecting it. One of these days, I really am just going to blast through all the "chapters" and reiterate it all. Consolidate. Conjugate. And so … Continue reading Over Coffee (38)
Are we that deep into the year already? I looked at a library slip today and the due-back date was in March. It feels weird. I'm doing a free-write tonight to clear the cobwebs because I just spent an hour practicing things on Duolingo and now I have 205 things humming around my mind. This … Continue reading Day 48
I spent some time today on the Auto-Didactic trail. It's quite enjoyable but I think the keyboard's never going to forgive me, and I do find I have to wonder what kind of mischief the folks at Duolingo are up to. There's clearly some shenanigans going on there, but I've yet to work out what. … Continue reading Letters to Euturpe: 47
a cave forms in the forest. sometimes, in her modest moods she calls it a backyard but miles of flora isn't a yard. she takes a backpack and laces up hiking shoes. if she walks too fast they clip at her anklebone. sometimes, the bruises last for days. if the weather permits she reaches the … Continue reading the cave
the photo's faded, lain under glass for twenty years, still not perfect. it used to draw the eye, once. nowadays it gets a glance; skimmed over. it's lost some of its gravitas - all that remains is seriousness.
I keep forgetting to read a book to review, so for the foreseeable Monday will bring you quotes. So far this evening I've spent some time on the Auto-Didactic Education just for the sheer amusement it brings. Well, maybe amusement isn't the right word, but it works just as well. It appears my computer is … Continue reading Word Crush Monday: Euripides