Adversity

Awesome 2015. Now What?

Awesome 2015. Now What?

The truth is that I'm scared of what's next. I miss the certainty and the foolish abandon with which we pursued our Awesome 2015. As our bank account grows smaller, it gets harder to do things without knowing where exactly we're going. It's not just money, you see, but belief. Belief that we can do it again, make our year into whatever we choose, in 2016. And in 2017. And 2050.

Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo is a language-learning phone app, and a rather good one. It also has an online version, but we have primarily been using it on our phones. Although I don’t think it’s a full package for learning a language, I think it gets a lot of things right for building your vocabulary, learning the basics and retaining what you've learned.

Dutch: Part 2

Dutch: Part 2

Now having lived in the Netherlands for three months, we've found that sometimes what you learn is overly formal and old-fashioned for the culture that currently exists here. I understand that what all of us beginners learn is the “proper” way of speaking Dutch, and that it usually makes sense to err on the side of being more formal. But the fact remains that no one speaks like the Pimsleurs Dutch CDs here.

In Memory

In Memory

Brian rides around Ireland for his mom from May 7-12, starting in Dublin at a monument called "Wind and Water" which has two dancers back to back representing harmony. And, on Mother's Day (May 10th) he will be visiting a dance monument called "Let the Dance Begin" in Strabane. We will be posting updates on his progress and experiences on our social media in days to come.