Ekaterina Dzhugashvili (Stalin’s mother) – History in an Hour

And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... She [Stalin's mother] once asked her son, ‘Joseph, what exactly are you now?’ He replied, ‘do you remember the Tsar? Well, I’m like a tsar.’ ‘You’d have done better to have been a priest,’ she said in response. …

Mystery solved

I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately.  It's a phase I'm going through.  I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, too.  I guess I'm doing all of the "BRICS" languages, for some reason --except South Africa, since I already speak …

Banned in Minnesota

Coursera.org provides a comprehensive AND FREE online education.  What's not to love?  The government of Minnesota has a problem with it, but who cares about Minnesota?


Wordnik.   Cool website for those who like words.   I love how they provide samples from actual articles on the internet.  And they actually provide an answer to links like the one above.


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