Throughout my life people have commented to me that I am able to converse reasonably intelligently on a number of different subjects. Now…many of these people are most likely being very generous in their evaluation, but to the extent that there is any truth to their claim, I attribute it to one main factor: I READ BOOKS!
But don’t take my word for it: Simon Van Bruchem outlines for us several benefits to be derived from reading.
And I should be quick to say that my reading always includes a heavy dose of fiction. Why? Well, I would point to none other than Tolkien for the answer.
Shifting gears…the latest Open Roading video has dropped…and get ready for the emotions! You might want to watch their previous video for context.
And in the “just for fun” department. Here’s a great video I came across in my French studies. (What French studies? you may ask. I talk a little about that here and here.) Context: in the course a conference on the environment in the French National Assembly a woman has just wound up a talk on the importance of using hydroelectricity. The moderator goes to thank her and gets as far as her name — Madame Brulebois…literally “Mrs. Burnwood.” Hilarity ensues. C’est très drôle!
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