Monthly Archives: February 2019

The perils of learning in English

The Economist: Young children should be taught in their mother tongue instead From the print edition | Feb 21, 2019 WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL was at Harrow School, he was in the lowest stream. This did not, he wrote in “My … Continue reading

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Horror game Devotion pulled from Steam

Fresh off the press … Devotion is a horror game designed by Taiwan-based Red Candle studio. Many players agreed that it’s pretty good but, hmmmm somewhere gone wrong, bec of similarity to someone important and sensitive … Oh well…. oh … Continue reading

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Iwo Jima flag returns to Japan

S. Korea-based US airman returns Japanese flag taken as war trophy in Battle of Iwo Jima Senior Master Sgt. Lowell Armstrong returns a World War II-era flag to family members of its original owner during a ceremony in Takasaki, Japan, … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism has spread through the Islamic world like a cancer

WaPo | 2019.2.14 | by Fareed Zakaria In recent weeks, attention has focused on two freshman Democratic members of Congress, Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), both of whom are Muslim and have made critical statements about Israel and its … Continue reading

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Lost in the Woods with James Brown’s Ghost

Wow … a fascinating story by Thomas Lake of CNN. The three parts investigation on James Brown started by a phon call made by Jacque Hollander. Many deaths, questionable that included James Brown’s. Lake reported on the unsolved murder of Darren … Continue reading

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A panda

Does this orchid look like panda or Beijing Opera? And more: pinky, whity, BJ Opera. It lasted to May 4.  

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Ron Anejo Aniversario Pampero

Reserva Exclusiva This rum is made in Venezuela – a country is in crisis at the moment. Best wishes for the people of Venezuela and may they choose the path that’s best for them. Because of the recent news I … Continue reading

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The wonder of genealogy

Two Sisters Bought DNA Kits. The Results Blew Apart Their Family. In an age of ubiquitous direct-to-consumer genetic testing, family secrets are almost impossible to keep. Feb. 1, 2019  | By Amy Dockser Marcus Sonny and Brina Hurwitz raised a family … Continue reading

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Beijing Opera

An orchid, from Trader Joe’s. And panda, pinky, whity. The last few petals or flowers dropped April 26.   

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