Is Controversy Necessarily Divisive?

Accusations of divisiveness sure do get lobbed around a lot these days. I’ve known this for a while, yet it wasn’t until it was alleged against me that I really gave some thought to the question: what makes discourse divisive? How can we know when we are saying something divisive? It might help to establish […]

Hong Kong – Never Forget That Days

A lot has happened in Hong Kong since I traveled there five years ago, and I think that will make it even more interesting to revisit here. I didn’t take a camera on this trip, but I went filter-happy with my cellphone as you’ll see.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

Learning a Language, Part III: Tools

Studying is really inconvenient without the proper tools. When something is inconvenient, it makes it all the more difficult to get out of your couch for. Now that we’ve deromanticized the often naive outlook towards learning a language in Part I and gone over some helpful study methods in Part II, I’m going to let […]