Monthly Archives: April 2011

Montpelier, seasons

Monday was the first day in which it finally felt like winter was done. Monday we beat it – warm temperatures and thunderstorms vanquishing all but the most persistent snow. The dramatic flair of the thunderstorms added to my wonderful … Continue reading

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Multilingualism reconsidered

When I read this editorial back in December, I was on board with Kristof”s disdain of American monolingualism. Here is the joke Kristof leads off with A quiz: If a person who speaks three languages is trilingual, and one who … Continue reading

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The Help

This weekend I read The Help, a novel by Kathryn Stockett. I don’t have much opportunity to read for pleasure (which is not to say that I don’t enjoy reading sociological research, just that it is not the same as … Continue reading

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