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La elegancia de una mujer

20 January 2020

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La elegancia de una mujer se observa en el recogido del pelo,

la elección del color y la belleza desnuda de la perla

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“Latin words and phrases every man should know” by Brett & Kate McKay

19 January 2020

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[Mark Reay, photographer and model]

 

Excerpt:

Latin words and phrases every man should know

Brett & Kate McKay

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?

They all were proficient in Latin.

From the Middle Ages until about the middle of the 20th century, Latin was a central part of a man’s schooling in the West. Along with logic and rhetoric, grammar (as Latin was then known) was included as part of the Trivium – the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education. From Latin, all scholarship flowed and it was truly the gateway to the life of the mind, as the bulk of scientific, religious, legal, and philosophical literature was written in the language until about the 16th century. To immerse oneself in classical and humanistic studies, Latin was a must.” (…)

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/latin-words-and-phrases-every-man-should-know/

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#PDF

Latin words (McKay)

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PIN parental en la escuela

18 January 2020

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 -vía @Profeta_Baruc-

Rosalía de Castro

12 January 2020

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[fotografía dentro de un bar en Lugo]

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Nora Ephron ” A few words about breasts”.-(Esquire)

10 January 2020

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[Nora Ephron]

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A few words about breasts

NORA EPHRON

“I have to begin with a few words about androgyny. In grammar school, in the fifth and sixth grades, we were all tyrannized by a rigid set of rules that supposedly determined whether we were boys or girls. The episode in Huckleberry Finn where Huck is disguised as a girl and gives himself away by the way he threads a needle and catches a ball – that kind of thing. We learned that the way you sat, crossed your legs, held a cigarette, and looked at your nails-the way you did these things instinctively was absolute proof of your sex. Now obviously most children did not take this literally, but I did. I thought that just one slip, just one incorrect cross of my legs or flick of an imaginary cigarette ash would turn me from whatever I was into the other thing; that would be all it took, really. Even though I was outwardly a girl and had many of the trappings generally associated with girldom-a girl’s name, for example, and dresses, my own telephone, an autograph book – I spent the early years of my adolescence absolutely certain that I might at any point gum it up. I did not feel at all like a girl. I was boyish. I was athletic, ambitious, outspoken, competitive, noisy, rambunctious. I had scabs on my knees and my socks slid into my loafers and I could throw a football. I wanted desperately not to be that way, not to be a mixture of both things, but instead just one, a girl, a definite indisputable girl. As soft and as pink as a nursery. And nothing would do that for me, I felt, but breasts.” 

(…)

Read the facsimile edition:

https://classic.esquire.com/article/1972/5/1/a-few-words-about-breasts

“Esquire”, May 1972

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#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/wugp322

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Reminder (the ideal carpet at the main door)

7 January 2020

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Just a reminder when one leaves home:

DO NOT FORGET watch, keys, wallet

DO NOT FORGET sunglasses, cell phone (& charger)

DO NOT FORGET book, propelling pencils

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glasses, rucksack, typewriter (iPad mini)

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E.F.-7.01.2020

reminder

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/yf4s98hs

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El Cartero les desea Feliz Navidad y Año Nuevo

18 December 2019

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(visto en Twitter)

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El Sereno de Madrid, @Unsereno

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Nancy Pelosi on being Catholic

17 December 2019

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[Ana Stpaul on @Pinterest]

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Nancy Pelosi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi

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Contra la Nueva Educación (Alberto Royo)

16 December 2019

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Me he leído el libro de Alberto Royo (@profesoratticus) muy rápido. En realidad, tuve la impresión de que no estaba leyendo un libro. Me daba la sensación de que escuchaba un discurso razonable sobre educación y pedagogía. Me han gustado muchas cosas. Me gustó que Antonio Muñoz Molina prologase la obra, me gustaron las citas a Platón, a la hispanista Inger Enkvist, al sentido común y a la pasión de enseñar. Alberto Royo no se olvidó del Che Guevara español, Ricardo Moreno, que inició una revolución subterránea con su Panfleto Antipedagógico en el 2009.

Alberto Royo carga contra las falsas expectativas de los gurús de la pedagogía, defiende la memoria y el esfuerzo, distingue entre los conceptos -ahora confusos- de información y conocimiento. El profesor aragonés critica razonablemente a los vendedores de humo, a los ingenuos de las nuevas doctrinas de lograr que los alumnos sean felices por encima de todas las cosas, la negación del fracaso, la creencia en el lema “todo el mundo es bueno”, y el convencimiento de que todos llevamos a un Einstein dentro.

Lea, si se atreve, “Contra la Nueva Educación“, o mejor dicho, escuche el discurso de su autor.

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How to write and say the year in English

16 December 2019

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[The Rolling Stones “unchained”]

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How to write and say the years in English language can be read and listened here:

https://7esl.com/the-date/

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1817: eighteen seventeen
1998: nineteen ninety-eight
2000: two thousand
2003: two thousand (and) three Or twenty oh-three
2011: two thousand (and) eleven Or twenty eleven
2018: two thousand (and) eighteen Or twenty eighteen

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See about this in a note:

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/uytgwaw

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Try to solve these exercises on the day and month

via Englisch Hilfen

1

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/various/date_pronunciation.htm

2

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/various/date_spelling_british.htm

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