Reading about all this multilingual dreaming, I asked myself, Why isn’t anyone dreaming in English? Perhaps, I thought, people naïvely assume they dream in their native language, when in fact something else happens — perhaps it’s in recalling a dream that any language in it is identified. I myself can remember dreamtime speaking in Spanish and Mandarin, two languages I’ve studied, as well as dreamtime writing and yelling in English, my native language. But I don’t recall ever waking up and thinking, Wow, I was really fluent in English last night.
Dreaming in English | Michael Erard
Like fresh rain or comfort food, sniffing a worn favorite novel is a calming experience. But why do old books smell so great?
The ink and chemicals used in the production of a book reacts with heat, moisture and light, causing the organic materials to break down. This is especially true for books with high acidity, like those made during the 19th and 20th centuries.
“Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?” via HuffPo
There may be more than enough of these parodies, but this is pretty cute.
Nerdy boy, you so slow. Thursday we started Foucault. He still stuck on the intro? He’s a no-go.