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Mar 27


Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Humanities

I just read this fascinating article about bilingualism. It’s good to know that I have at least done one good thing in my life. Also, it made me think of my aunt (my father’s older sister), who was born so early in the 20th century her first foreign language was German, not English. She also learned English and I assume she became quite fluent in that since she went to the US to visit her ‘boy cousins’ and ended up staying for a couple of years, living and working in New York.

Much later in life, she decided to study Italian and ended up learning it so well she could get by in Italy on vacations, ordering food in restaurants, reading newspapers etc. She was in her mid sixties at the time.

All this could very well have helped her in her old age. She lived to be almost 97, fought off pneumonia only a few years earlier and never went senile.

I have been hoping to learn one or two more languages fluently, but I’ve had trouble choosing which one and also motivating myself. Perhaps I’ll settle for just knowing the others well enough to read and understand.

Sep 19

The Only Two Writing Tips You’ll Ever Need

Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2009 in Writing

I just read this article, and found that I quite agreed with the writer. Sure, there are plenty of other tips that might be useful for some people, but those two are so basic, they deserve to be stated. What are they? Read the article and find out. 🙂

Aug 23

What color are you?

Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 in Other

Interesting article about color preferences.

As usual, I’m an outsider. I’d say I’m mainly BlueGreen, with quite a bit of Red (I’m a closet Red LOL) and a touch of Yellow (in the last two or three years). There’s also a little bit of Grey, I’m afraid.

A psychologist will be able to make something of this, I’m sure. Not sure I’d like to know what that is though. 🙂

What color are you?

Dec 26

Women Who Love Gay Men

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in Other

I just read an article about a Swedish book called (in translation) Women who love gay men, by a Swedish woman by the name of Linda Leopold. It was very interesting reading.

The article mentions all kinds of ‘fag hags’. From the ‘traditional’ fag hag who goes to gay clubs, dressed and made up like a drag queen, to young women who love gay porn and even, women who are married to gay men.

One reason women like gay porn seems to be that women are tired of being submissive objects, like in many other aspects of our culture. I believe in that explanation. Of course there can be others too. In any case, I don’t think women who like gay porn need to make up excuses for their preference. Men like lesbian porn. If that’s ok, the equivalent should be ok too.

Slash, including the Japanese yaoi, is also mentioned in the article.

All this seems to be a trend gaining in popularity. I can’t help but think that it’s a slight improvement on our generally negative society.

I recognize quite a bit of all this. Not dressing up and wearing makeup like a drag queen, but much of the rest of it.

Besides, personally, I’m not exclusively a fag hag. I also love, to the same extent, sweet, kind, submissive straight guys. You could say that quite simply I love most guys, except for the pushy, bossy dominant ones.


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