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Busy little bees we be

“Those who enjoy learning are never idle.” – Montesquieu, “Letter 48,” Persian Letters (trans. Betts)

Published inLit & Crit


  1. Bzzzz . . . I do love the idea of learning as a lifelong quest. My grandmother is 86 (87? I’ve lost track) and she’s the sharpest person I know. Her eyes have given out, so she listens to audiobooks, is a political junkie, and finds reality shows fascinating as a study in human nature. She is quiet and frail but her mind is the proverbial steel trap.

    • To keep the mind trapping it must be maintained. I’m glad your grandmother has been able to stay sharp.

      On my short list of things to read is a small collection of texts in logic, geometry, and trigonometry. Pushups for the brain.

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