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From Athens to Jerusalem to the ivory tower

“The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.” – Proverbs 4:7 I think it was Leo Strauss who quipped, “what has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” It’s not a sentiment that I agree with … Continue reading

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Linguistic love affairs

Like many kids who grew up in Ontario, I was required to study French until my first year of high school. I spent most of those classes bored, and dropped them as soon as they became optional. And as of … Continue reading

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