Monthly Archives: January 2013

Some Human Rights Work

One of the events that I had been very pleased to observe last year was the granting of travel privileges to Mr. Chen Guangcheng.  I had written a letter on his behalf, and yesterday, I had the privilege of seeing … Continue reading

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Two Decent Benches

The grammar bench. You worked  23 minutes for an average of:  0.230000 minutes per question, and a sum of  100 questions with   mistakes and  dictation faults. The correct nouns ( 89 ): , Vosotras hablaréis, Yo hablé, Vosotros hablaréis, Ella … Continue reading

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Past, Present, and Future: Spanish Lesson 1 (intermediate)

I processed the deer, and it was, indeed, an all day job – well over 8 hours, including boiling the bones.   On top of everything else, because the ice had just melted, the ground was steeped in mud – no … Continue reading

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Leaning Forward – Trying to Stay on My Feet

Skiing is supposed to be like riding a bike – once you learn how to do it (and it can be a pretty painful process for an adult), you never forget.  It’s been years since I’ve skied, but I wanted … Continue reading

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Research: Trying to Down-Regulate the Cruelty and Loss of Animal Lives

I’m working on trying to get the animal grant review set up.  Generally, abstracts of NIH taxpayer-funded research information are publicly available at this site. There are several good candidates for review if one simply types in “animal model” in … Continue reading

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Spanish News 1.0 – Maryland Busca Abolir la Pena Muerte

I used the really rough day yesterday, to stay inside and work on setting up the Spanish news program – doing the first translation of an article from the Washington Hispanic.  These are the files.  You need 2 spaces after … Continue reading

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Black Hill Ups and Downs

Frigid weather, but I managed to get the bike repaired (the derailer cable broke on the Indian Head bike trip), and took the pups out for a couple of hours for a 2 mile ride at Black Hill regional park.  … Continue reading

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