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Beginners and Beginnings

Last week I downloaded Microsoft’s Translator to my phone. Now I can  photograph, keyboard or speak into the phone and get an instant English to Japanese or Japanese to English translation. Someone with whom I wish to communicate can hear … Continue reading

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I retired!

Retired. The word has a long-standing odour of decrepitude. A musty hint of pasture and uselessness. But there is nothing fusty about the word. Quite the contrary. Retire stems from Latin re [again, back] and French tirer [draw]. Draw back–as an … Continue reading

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