Watch Miles Van Pent’s video (3:54) in which he reflects on learning languages. Van Pent is the co-author of Basics of Biblical Hebrew. See “My Advice to Students — Van Pelt Shares Solid Languages Advice He Got and Wished He Got.” Note that he advises that students “Get up early and do this before anyone wants your time.” I find this to be useful advice not only for learning languages but for doing many things that are priorities.
Maria Popova has written a good post “Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery” in which she reviews The Rise by Sarah Lewis. Very interesting read!
Jason English has compiled these numbers in this piece from Mental Floss. See “Which Country Reads the Most?”
Getting your rhythm back
Ann Voscamp has written an excellent post entitled “What to do to Get Your Rhythm Back.” Glad I read this today!