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Vyborg is 130 km to the North of St. Petersburg, and only 30 or so km from the Finnish border. For a long time it was a Finnish/Swedish town, and it has a definite Scandinavian feel to it. What attracted me there was the friendliness of two of its...Read more Vyborg, a warm welcome
Over the next week or so I will be posting about my visit to Russia. This trip far exceeded my expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was like a reward for my more than one thousand hours of listening to and reading Russian. Being surrounde...Read more The best thing about Russia, the people.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are usually the highlight of the professional hockey season in North America. These playoffs are followed on television in Canada, the US and in Europe. The present final is a disgrace. I predict that in ten years European...Read more Pathetic NHL Stanley Cup playoffs
I have not been writing about my travels in Russia because of the following reasons. 1) I have been too busy simply enjoying myself. 2) I did not bring my USB cable so I cannot upload my pictures. I bought a card reader here in Moscow but either i...Read more Notes from Russia.
Thursday evening June 2 at 7.00 pm. Meet up for LingQ members and language keeners at the Teplo Restaurant. Let me know if you can make it. We are also planning a meet up in Moscow on June 7 also at 7.00 pm You can also see thread at the LingQ Forum.Read more Meet up in St. Petersburg
Today I am starting my fifth day in St. Petersburg. I am having a spectacular time. It rained a lot the first day, which turned out to be the "day of the city" with parades and throngs of people on the Nevski Prospect, with music and a lot of peop...Read more Glorious St. Petersburg
Here is a recent video I did on this subject. The more the pieces of the language come together, the more other pieces start to fall into place. At first nothing makes sense, and you wonder if anything ever will. But as you persevere, and find sma...Read more Language learning is like a jigsaw puzzle.
The recent arrest of IMF President Strauss-Kahn raises a few questions in my mind. I have no idea about the substance of the accusations. Maybe this was a set up by a political opponent for all I know. But I would like to know why a socialist publ...Read more The life style of IMF President Strauss-Kahn
Here is an interesting video on motivation. The three keys to motivating people are, according to the video 1)autonomy 2)mastery 3) purpose, and not monetary rewards. I think that this argument should be used in union negotiations, especially with...Read more Motivation: Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose