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Thursday, February 11, 2021

A winter's day

It snowed overnight, before all the ice from the last storm had a chance to melt. 

Beautiful to look at, so very treacherous to walk on. I do have to go out, but want to wait until it warms up a few degrees.

In the meantime, I have plenty of reading for school to keep me occupied. My linguistics class makes me feel like an idiot savant of the English language -- I have managed to speak and write it for decades with only the most rudimentary understanding of how and why we say things the way we do. This week we've focused on the passive voice; my entire previous knowledge of the passive could be summed up with Don't use it, but it's so much more complicated than I ever imagined.

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