Category Archives: quotidiana

the daily grind

Made it through the mid-term

Finally reached the halfway point in this tricky semester. We have been lucky to keep meeting in class as usual, except for our classmate who has not been able to come back from winter break in Macau. Don’t worry, we … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

After an extra week of vacation (which we will have to pay back at the end of June), we have made it through the first week of the new semester. Welcome back everyone, and for our students/classmates who are still … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year

Even though it’s three weeks late, Happy year of the Rat! 恭喜! 恭喜!

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Merry Christmas!

It’s not very cold in Taiwan, and Christmas is no longer a holiday here, but Merry Christmas to all, just the same. And for those of you who like countdowns, get ready to say goodbye to the 201Xs (unless you … Continue reading

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Wisconsin by air

A video from number one son Nick, who got his drone pilot license earlier this year. Credit for his hand and eye coordination, and sense of picture composition, goes to his mom, not me.

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Words to live by

Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations. Edward Sapir,Language, 1921.

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Jacinto Chiclana

Recently listening to songs from the 1960s Borges-Piazzolla collaboration, especially the great ‘Jacinto Chiclana’. There is an amazing guitar version on Youtube played by Cesar Amaro; if you’ve never heard it sung, there is a lively version by Cuarteto Zupay … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

And a happy New Year!

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Upgraded

Serious problems with my very old and partially scrungled ubuntu server finally forced me to upgrade both server and wordpress. So far so good; the new server is much more stable, and a couple of functions that were broken on … Continue reading

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Another (*&%&*^%R* Earthquake!

A 6.3 earthquake this afternoon. Supposedly only 5.0 in Puli, but one of the strongest and longest I’ve felt in a long time. Bookshelves down again, *&^%&!@$#!! This time both at home and in my office AGAIN, the second time … Continue reading

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