Archive for October, 2009

From Socrates to Dr. Seuss

10/10/2009 1 comment

I was reading Plato’s Crito for Modern Political Thought the other day, and came upon this:

“But why, my dear Crito, should we care about the opinion of the many? Good men, and they are the only persons who are worth considering, will think of these things truly as they happened.”

When I read that, I was struck by the timelessness of it. Here’s a more modern version from Dr. Seuss:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

I thought it was kind of neat to see that some things just don’t change. Now if only I was a little better at acting like that…




Faites Les Sauter!

04/10/2009 1 comment

Hier soir, j’ai passé trois heures à cuisiner et parler français. Kevin, qui était né en Belgique et vient d’arriver de Barcelona, offre les leçons de cuisiner pour les gens qui veulent améliorer son français en même-temps. C’était fantastique! Avec mon voisin Jarad et mon nouvel ami Ramin, j’ai fait des crêpes délicieuses. Nutella + des bananes = mmmmm:)

For those of you who don’t do the whole French thing, last night I spent three hours cooking and speaking French. Kevin, born in Belgium and just arrived from Barcelona, is offering cooking lessons for people who want to lean to cook and improve their French at the same time. It was fantastic – I made crêpes with my neighbour Jarad and my new friend Rami. Delicious, delicious crêpes. The best part of the night was flipping them. We didn’t have a crêpe pan, so we had to “faites les sauter” – make them jump! It’s exactly what you think it is: a hard scooping motion that sends the crêpe flying into the air and flips it. Then you catch it in the pan, let it cook a little more, and eat it. (Okay, I lied. Eating them was the best part.)

For only $25 a session, it’s a great deal. Good food, good people, and good fun. Hopefully this will become a regular engagement!

Anyways, now it’s time to study….midterm tomorrow, 2 papers due Tuesday, and a Philosophy paper on Descartes due Friday! Yikes!