Hot Yoga, Week 7/6

Hot yoga class is growing to be a mainstay of my daily life, like dance class and rock-climbing used to be.  Much of my schedule is arranged around yoga class; I’m able to get off of work, do a bit of housework at home, and then hit yoga class for an hour.  After the class, …

Chemistry, or, We Are Living In A Chemical World And I Am A Chemical Girl

Chemistry is the only subject I ever failed in high school; recently I decided to study and acquaint myself with it. I have one major takeaway: holy cats, I should have had the Internet in high school. After about three or so hours watching videos from Khan Academy, Bozeman Science, and also, taking the time …

Europe is Asia

It’s a trivial point to most, but I can get sort of Annie Wilkes about it: Europe is not a continent, it is a (small, though certainly bustling) part of the Asian continent. I was terribly confused in Grade 3 when we were instructed that continents are “large land masses surrounded by water” and that …

Clint is the coolest cat I know

He is a photographer. Even in high school, he was special.  He took one of the most memorable amateur photos that I can remember seeing.  Today, he’s a master doing memorable professional work. I love this guy.  I would do (well, almost) anything for him; I’d throw myself on a grenade for him, except that …

So you want to learn French…

Interested in learning French and becoming bilingual? It’s less difficult than you might imagine.  A full third of English vocabulary is derived from French, and much of the usage is the same.  I have always wanted to speak French but had a mediocre French education system in a rural anglophone zone.  Today I make mistakes …