Week of 6 July, 2020

The anxiety medication has been hitting me hard this entire week, making me feel drowsy and tired pretty much 24/7. I feel markedly less anxious, though, so maybe this is progress? My brain is slush, and this is just about as much as I can manage to write today. I’m hoping next week will be […]

Learning Mandarin, Japanese, and Russian Through Hindi

I recently discovered several resources for learning foreign languages through Hindi, which I found intriguing. Some of these resources are decades old, others are from the Internet age. Mandarin: https://avtans.com/2020/07/04/learning-chinese-through-hindi/ Japanese: https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/hindi/ Russian 1: https://ia801603.us.archive.org/13/items/in.ernet.dli.2015.482818/2015.482818.Roosii-Praambhik.pdf Russian 2: https://ia801602.us.archive.org/15/items/in.ernet.dli.2015.482819/2015.482819.Roosii-Praambhik.pdf

Catch-22

“You mean there’s a catch?” “Sure there’s a catch,” Doc Daneeka replied. “Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn’t really crazy.” There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the […]

Basic Garlic Hummus

There are tons of recipes for hummus online, but this is a super basic one that I like to use. If you feel like eating something fancier, you can try adding red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, beetroot, black pepper, or spicy ground beef/lamb to this hummus. Ingredients 1 cup dry chickpeas 6-8 large cloves […]