Tag Archives: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Linguistic update

By this point, I’ve been formally studying Hebrew for longer than I have Latin and Greek. That’s not saying much – both of those only lasted for a semester due to practical issues, requiring me to attempt to keep the … Continue reading

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A year in reading – the best of 2014

School is out! Naturally I celebrate with another top ten list, this time of books I read in 2014. Most of these books were not actually published in 2014, so if you were expecting a list of fine reading right … Continue reading

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Memorizing poetry

One thing Patrick Leigh Fermor’s work has done is to remind me of my project to memorize some of the poems that have stuck with me over time. In addition to indicating a poetic repertoire that puts much of modern … Continue reading

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Travelling with prose style

I like walking. Both running and strolling become boring pretty quickly for me, but wandering around at a decent pace has always been enjoyable. And every now and then it’s worthwhile to push it a little bit – when I … Continue reading

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