@natecull interesting to look at it this way. Pierre Bourdieu wrote about different kinds of capital; economic capital and social capital, for example. The interesting aspect of this is that one form of capital can counterbalance another. For example, a writer who sells too many books (economic capital) can face accusations of 'selling out', diminishing his cultural capital.
Sleep & Fatherhood Show more
I wish I had more time to sleep. I'm a nighttime kind of person, I love to stay up late. I fondly remember studying and sleeping late until 11PM days in a row. But with two kids and another one on the way, it will take me another 10 years at least to get some decent sleep again. #ComplainingDaddy #FirstWorldProblems
'Je m'en bats les couilles', c'était un des premiers sens Français qu'on m'a appris quand je commençai mes six mois d'étudier en France. Un pièce de vocabulaire très utile dans beaucoup de situations différentes.
Q: How did Mastodon become so popular in Japan?
A: An exceptionally good article in "ASCII" magazine by Satoshi Endo, a long-time computer researcher in Japan, based in part on setting up and running his own Mastodon instance (8-p.net). That's a journalistic standard I'd like to see more in the West.
Poem by Cesare Pavese: The Cats Will Know Show more
Everything Cesare Pavese wrote is pure gold. An example: The Cats Will Know ('I gatti lo sapranno')
"There will be other days,
there will be other voices.
You will smile alone.
The cats will know."
The whole poem is found here:
Reading Cesare Pavese. His novels, poems, and short stories are written in a clear and concise style, but they are very melancholic at the same time. A beautiful kind of loneliness. I can't really point out what makes them so compelling, though. There are no extraordinarily long sentences, no exquisitely crafted wordplay. Pavese just seems to describe what happens, in slices of life. But underneath there is always this wonderful melancholy. #CesarePavese #Literature #Italy
So, time for another #introduction #introductions
I'm going to hashtag some of my work/leisure interests here...