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Some Books I’ve Been Reading

Mostly I’ve been reading student essays and doing research on retirement, but I have squeezed in some books. Among them: A World Without You by Beth Revis This one was a YA recommendation from a student. I enjoyed reading it … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have to Go Grocery Shopping This Week

I’m trying to rekindle a habit that I had up until about five years ago: shopping in my pantry before going grocery shopping. When I was in college, I did that out of necessity, sometimes stretching one week’s groceries into … Continue reading

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Early Retirement?

I always imagined someone would have to drag me out of my classroom kicking and screaming at 80 years old because I’d refuse to retire. My continuing health issues have changed that view. Now I’m looking at the possibility of … Continue reading

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I Love My Wheelchair

Last Tuesday, my husband and I went out for an adventure day in L.A. After breakfast at a delicious restaurant where I was served my food by a former student, we went to the Natural History Museum, to see a … Continue reading

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What I’m Using to Study German

Pimsleur German The Good My core resource for now is Pimsleur. Since letters in German don’t sound like they do in English, I think it’s important to hear the language quite a bit, so an all-audio resource is beneficial in … Continue reading

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Why I May Have to Eat My Words

The meetup on Sunday was sparsely populated because it was Easter, but that worked for me as it was a bit less intimidating. There were seven people there, including me. One of them was also a beginner, but she conversed … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not Impressed with Duolingo

A couple weeks ago I woke up with a strong desire to learn German. There is no reason for me to learn German; the few people I know who speak it do not speak it as a first language and … Continue reading

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