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Tuesday: February 13, 2007

I’m Back . . .

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. . . again, as the last few posts have hinted. I hope to post at least a little something every day from now on. Teaching four classes instead of five this semester should help. Whether I still have any readers after my long silence remains to be seen.

Cheerful Thought

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Vivir es transigir y transigir es envilecerse.

To live is to compromise, and to compromise is to debase oneself.

Native speakers will know better whether the second verb should be translated as ‘submit’ or ‘settle’ rather than ‘compromise’. All three work for me.

(Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Notas, 85)