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^^ An awesome find today.
It is the news presented in written and spoken Latin.

I love org-mode for organizing my notes and TODO.

axiomatic - improvisational - curriculum

Highly improvisational non-linear curriculum.

I just finished a reading of the Apology by Plato. Next is the Crito.

I am trying to figure out how to approach the Elements. I mean, how can I get to the point to where I am actually tinkering with the concepts versus just reading a bunch of proofs?

@bgcarlisle If I were to chat with you at a café as just being someone on the street, how would you explain your academic studies and research to me?

@tootbrute how long are you reading sessions on average?

The Trivium. I don't know. I feel that it's all interrelated. The Quadrivium isn't a distant entity from the Trivium, all of the seven liberal arts are intertwined. The discussion on Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric is directly applicable to Algebra and Calculus. The Aristotelian view of symbols representing concepts is a powerful framework for beginning to tinker with mathematical ideas.

Language acquisition is quite messy and disorganized at times. This is good I think, it's like improvised music.

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