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On Risk Management
On weekends, we often go hiking, kayaking or swimming. Some of the activities are risky. Why do we enjoy risky activities? Why not just stay at home, which is much safer?Much of the rewarding activities involve risk, such as exercising, hunting, wars
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Bella and bellum
Bella is beauty. Bellum is war in Latin. Bella and bellum always come together. Trojan war was fought over a bella. Pocahontas, the daughter of the grand chief, was a bella taken by the winner in a bellum, when British established its first American
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Bond and bondage
Bond and bondagePublicly,You denounce any bondage from your partner.Privately,You demand a strong bond from him.But there’s no bond without bondage.Publicly,You scorn the hotheaded jealousy from your partner.Privately,You bemoan the cooling of passi
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女儿的帖子
Papa always said to me:Do what you love — and do it well. Focus on creating high quality work. Do not slave on the dreams of others.Do not waste your time on anything else.***My daddy is a mathematician (a finance professor by trade).My ma
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Two meanings of like
There are two meanings of like. One is fond of. The other is similar. This suggests that we are fond of what are similar to us. If we are unlike others, we often dislike and are disliked by others.
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What is a theory?
Theo is god, such as in pantheon, theology. A theory is really a religion. To propose a new theory is really to preach a new religion. One has to prepare for hostility and suffering when one proposes a genuinely new theory.
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What is man?
Man means hand, such as in manual, manicure, manner, manufacture, manipulate, manager. Hand is really what distinguishes man from other animals. The densities of nerves around the human hands are very high. Active hand activities are what keep us hea
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相似的单词,不同的意思
Similar words, different meaningsSome words have similar forms in French and English.But their meanings can be very different. Exploiter in French means operate in English. Pain in French means bread. Poisson in French means fish. Gras in French mean
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为什么鱼比肉更容易煮熟?
Why it takes shorter time to cook fish than meat?It seems like it takes shorter time to cook fish than meat. Why is that?Fish live in water. Fish's density is roughly the same as water. It takes less effort to support their weight in water than a
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小米和 millet
小米的英语是 millet. Let 是小的意思,比如,piglet 是小猪, booklet 是小册子。millet,就是小 mi, 或者小米。英语和汉语的结构,非常类似。我说的,有没有一点道理?
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