TIL The Romans thought drinking a lot of milk was something only barbarians did
[The Romans often commented on the inferiority of other cultures, and they took excessive milk drinking as evidence of barbarism. Similarly, butter was a useful ointment for burns; it was not a suitable food. As Pliny the Elder bluntly put it, butter is “the choicest food among barbarian tribes.”]
@lauraritchie Lovely text! Although online friendship can be real, you also need a place where you belong, among "real" people. That is what I lack, due to many things. Doing a PhD for six years and a divorce are two of them.
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@wdmonte we’re triumphantly chomping Swedish fish candies en famille (one of our children is a strict veggie and so often is left out of enjoying gummy sweets- but not tonight!)
Recognizing this, universities should do more to prevent exclusionary stratification within their walls. Remedial academic assistance not just tuition assistance. No “work study” programs that just damage the grades of those students who need to make ends meet. No self-selecting “greek” societies. Mandatory on-campus residence for first two years. Mandatory internship placement program. Etc
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