Earthquake

DC experienced the strongest earthquake it’s had since apparently 1897. That’s over 100 years. Sure, there was one last year, but even though I’d been awake during it, didn’t feel a thing. Now this was not my first earthquake. Having lived in California for several years, I felt a few …

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books vs. e-books

Yesterday I got in a discussion with friends about books vs. e-books, and whether or not this is finally the end of books (since I’ve heard this argument for at least the past 10 years or so). It started off with a discussion about publishing and self-publishing, and I got …

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learning Italian

In high school, and at various times since, I studied French. And so began a love affair of all things French, finally culminating in a long awaited trip to Paris over Thanksgiving ’09. Italian was another language I’ve always wanted to learn, and a couple of years ago I finally …

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