118.4 miles for July (3.82/day).
July 31, 2014
July 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 27, 2014
July 26, 2014
July 21, 2014
July 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.