8- Luxury 7- Water 6- Serious Baltic sauna 5- Uncluttering the mind 4 – Grounding object 3 – Deep breathing 2 – Concentrating on pleasant sensations 1 – Experiencing the end of sensory experiences While doing these things you follow a Mediterranean diet and make your bed every morning. Axé.
I am glad to be able to travel so much but I wish it took less thought. Since getting back from California it has taken a whole day to fully figure out how to do a weekend of professional travel to Washington, and another to Atlanta. It takes thought because it has to be done … More 1er. monde
The weakness of Linux is wi-fi, at least in my experience. I am still trying to get the Ubuntu 16.04 drivers to work correctly. Here is one putative solution. Axé.
I wish I could remember the name of the main manager of the bookstore, he was old and expansive and would sit in the office smoking cigars and doing paperwork, perhaps even reading manuscripts now that I think of it. Then there was the under-manager, M. Paul, a neoliberal type. Every morning after Giscard was … More Working at Librairie Gallimard
Here is a bell curve. I could use it. I could also have: 20% W and F, 20% D, 20% C, 20% B, and 20% A. This would up my grades, and be nicer than a bell curve since more people would have A than F. Not that it will help you at all, but … More On grades
I have written an essay for my MOOC that is half the maximum length and that took no thought or deep reading. This is because I am not taking the MOOC terribly seriously, yet I want to experience it. I am working for a C. Therefore I should not be posting the piece, but I … More Sentences
Rousseau in the Discourse on Arts and Sciences: Considering the dreadful disorders which printing has already caused in Europe and judging the future by the progress which evil makes day by day, we can readily predict that sovereigns will not delay in taking as many pains to ban this terrible art from their states as … More “The Glenn Beck of the Eighteenth Century”
The most memorable sentence in his (also favorable review) is about Latin America, of which he asks: “Where else, after all, has interracial sex been a more important source of national identities?” This 1992 review is in HAHR. As you can see, even while working a festival and spending the entire morning taking tourists around … More J. C. Chasteen on Sommer
Pérez Galdós has the inglesa speak Spanish like this: -¡Oooh!… usted… mi quejarme al coachman… usted reventar me for it. ♦ We have read a novella describing a trip on Madrid’s first ever public tram, which started running in 1871 and was horse drawn. The route began in the barrio of Salamanca, went down Serrano … More Englishwoman vs. Spaniard on public transportation, Madrid 1871, and more evidence of my avant-garde nature
My friend is going to China and staying in this Shanghai hotel when he lands. It has a sauna and a sun deck but for a place at that level I think the China Mansion looks more beautiful. I, however, would go to the Qinling Mountains, Pingyao, Zhangjiajie, and Kashgar. I have become extremely interested … More Voyage en Chine