Archive for September 2011

Like Water for Chocolate

In my quest to cure my intellectual laziness, I’m hoping that reading Like Water for Chocolate in its original Spanish will prove to be a watershed moment. Not that I’ve seen any improvement in my attempt to read Kant. If you didn’t see the 1992 movie (or just need a refresher), the plot goes something like this: in 19th-century Mexico, during the revolution, 15-year-old Tita falls in love with her […]

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Spanish on the Brain

Hello again. It is the start of a new school year, and so I am once again buckling down on my home study of the classics. I rarely blog about what I’m reading, but I am reading nonetheless. Sometimes I’m even reading things that are harder to comprehend than People magazine. But I still love People. This month my on-line reading group is tackling Immanuel Kant, an 18th-century German philosopher […]

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