July 31, 2014

exercise notes, july 2014

118.4 miles for July (3.82/day).

snippets, mmxiv-vii-xxxi

Looks like I need one of the newer Kindles after all. The voice feature would make me spectacularly popular on the bus.

July 29, 2014

hide and go seek

penny and odin, mmxiv-vii-xxix

snippets, 7-29-2014

This is a good list: 11 things that humans do that dogs hate. (I particularly appreciate the one about teasing - I just don't get why people do that to dogs. And I would add a twelfth item to the list, "Go to work every weekday." Dogs hate it when we do that.) Good reading recommendations, too.

July 18, 2014

snippets, 7-18-2014

...for the German Romance philologists of the early twentieth century with their formidable training in languages, history, literature, law, theology, and general culture, mere erudition was not enough. Obviously you could not do the basic reading if you had not mastered Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Provencal, Italian, French and Spanish in addition to German and English. Nor could you if you did not know the traditions, main canonical authors, politics, institutions, and cultures of the time, as well as, of course, all of their interconnected arts. A philologist's training had to take many years...
- Edward Said, introduction to Mimesis by Erich Auerbach

Philologists are cool.

Oh by the way, I've killed the star-rating system on my reading list, because: a) who am I to judge; and b) I'm not selling anything; and c) I don't like "rating" things in my head as I'm reading them. Too distracting.

July 16, 2014

field notes, mmxiv-vii-xvi

...and 30 seconds later she was fast asleep...

July 12, 2014

July 8, 2014

family notes, mmxiv-vii-viii

First baby I ever held like this was this child's father, 29 years ago today. Congratulations, Mike and Sandi. Erin Rose is beautiful. Happy Birthday, Mike!

July 7, 2014

snippets, 7-7-2014

Coming True (re Hans Christian Andersen).