I studied Latin in high school because I was homeschooled and that’s what my mom picked out. 🙂 This is probably what you don’t want to hear, but I believe it was a waste for myself. I did not become fluent and was just taking it for the credit. I think mom picked it because she knew I was interested in the sciences, so she thought it would be…[Read more]
Can I ask for anyone to chime in on the benefits of studying Latin? I am collecting reasons as well as inspiring myself to continue a wee quest into this language. I am not so much interested in resources, as hearing why you may have studyed Latin, why you would like to, or why you wish you had taken the time to study it when the…[Read more]
“Earworms,” as I’ve heard them called, are so vexing. I have no current earworm, but several months ago was plagued for weeks by ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” which wormed into my skull after I made the mistake of renting the “Mamma Mia!” DVD for my family to watch. That song is one of the most perfectly crafted, hook-laden pieces-of-nothing ever created.
Maybe this is a terrible and dangerous idea, swapping contagious music back and forth. Maybe it’s wishful thinking that I can exorcise a song by sharing it. But after hearing about Allison Krauss and Union Station for the hundred-thousandth time, last night I grumbled “All right, I’ll try,” instead of “I’m not one of those Bluegrass people.” I’m…[Read more]
Of the six of bedrooms I can remember from my childhood, only two were completely my own, and the time I lived in both of them was less than two years. The rest I shared with my sister. In college I had five […]
Three cheers for you, Janna, and for all of this!
I love this. I’m writing in our “spare oom” now, also, in between guests and our oldest daughter’s visits from college. In the past my husband has offered to build a room down in the garden shed, and a good friend has made a space for me in their guest quarters, but I’m settling on this close and easy space for now and I feel so blessed. May your words flow in your new space!
I love this. I can’t wait to read the beautiful things to come from this Spare Oom.
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