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Matthew Emerick
semper discentes, semper risum, semper amare, semper vivens
semper discentes, semper risum, semper amare, semper vivens
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The Fun of Hubris
Have you ever bitten off more than you can chew?  You know that choking feeling when you do that?  And how people facepalm since you straight up told them that you were going to do it?  Yeah, that feeling.  It's not pleasant, is it?  You start to wonder if ...
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Strategy for General Life Planning
I’ve
spent a LOT of time thinking about what to do with my life.  I’ve come
up with and tried several strategies throughout the years, written out
in several hundred pages of text.  Each and every time, I’ve come up
with some good ideas and yet I never
...
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Coming to Seattle this summer...  Very much worth it.  Excellent music.
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College Prep: Class Selection Strategy Guide
I was a college student for eight years.  The first thing you might assume is that it took me that long to graduate with a Bachelor degree.  A lot of people think that, so I usually just put it out there.  Unfortunately, that can sound like I'm bragging, wh...
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The Challenge - Day 25 - Half of Phase 1
I have been looking forward to writing this all week.  I have been through 25 days of trying to find time to work on my Japanese, and have barely made it some of the time.  One night, I was up until 2 AM.  I've been spending 2-3 hours a day on this.  In the...
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My Motivation
What's my motivation?  Why do I want to put myself through such an intense two (and more!) years of learning the art and science of Japanese translation?  Am I truly insane?  Don't I have anything better to do?  What about the other parts of my life?  Don't...
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High Level View of Religion
This post will likely cause a little bit of controversy, despite being very high level and not taking sides in any kind of conflict.  If you are close minded or take offense easily, feel free to skip over this post. I've spent a great many hours thinking ab...
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Two Year Japanese Challenge Status: Week One
Well, that was a fun week.  And when I say fun, I mean lots of stress and overtime and more stress at work.  Oh, and I learned some Japanese. Current status of the Challenge:  Green. I'm going to keep a weekly update on the overall status of the Challenge b...
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Two Year Japanese Challenge v1.1
I posted a link to this blog, specifically to the previous post, on the WaniKani forums, and I am very glad I did so.  My fellow Japanese learners gave me some great tips to make the Challenge far more effective, if more challenging.  To summarize, the plan...
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The Two Year Japanese Challenge
I'm sure I've mentioned once or twice (or several times) that I'm learning Japanese.  I've restarted my studies multiple times in the past.  Lately, I have had much more success.  I've been using the WaniKani system to learn the kanji, and have reached leve...
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