Archive for November, 2012

Symphony of Science

Posted by Anne on November 15th, 2012

This wonderful video is not just a joy to ponder… It also shows perfectly, by engineering natural speech into song, how rhythmic English is, and how speakers of English in the UK, US and Down Under will stress the content words and separate what they say into phrases. This is something that my students from […]

Sign language

Posted by Anne on November 15th, 2012

If I could start all over again, could be 18 and just choosing a career, I would become an interpreter for the deaf. I’ve already presented an interpreter in this blog, and here are two performances I recently stumbled upon: 1. Final exam performance in a college level sign language class: 2. Mayor Bloomberg updates […]

Rachel Maddow sums it up

Posted by Anne on November 12th, 2012

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I’d like to express my appreciation for Democrats Abroad. I just got Democrats Abroad Germany Chair Quaide Williams’ summary of the election, including the link to this great summary. Hip hip HURRAH on this victory, and to DAG for a job very well […]

You and I: Stevie Wonder/ Marcy Gray

Posted by Anne on November 8th, 2012

Marcy Gray has published a remake of Steve Wonder’s “Talking Book” album, which has turned 40 – the first album I ever bought. Very interesting to listen to them together.

Chris Rock – Message for White Voters

Posted by Anne on November 4th, 2012

A sketch by comedian Chris Rock. By the way, it still gets me every time that a man whose mother is white and whose father is black is considered black. How racist is that?