Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth: Letter from Chief Seattle to the U.S. President in 1852

I was reading The Power of Myth, a dialogue between Joseph Conrad and Bill Moyers, and came across a letter. It halted me. It's an 1852 letter from Chief Seattle to the U.S. President, in response to a request to buy land. Inside, the Chief offers a timeless reflection on man's connection to nature. The moral … Continue reading Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth: Letter from Chief Seattle to the U.S. President in 1852

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The incredible case of Kató Lomb, the woman who taught herself 16 languages

For the past year, I've been trying to learn Spanish. I started out knowing zilch - and had to begin with the alphabet. It's hard to learn a language as an adult. When people ask me why I'm trying anyway, I say travel, culture, the ability to speak and read another language. For fun, quite … Continue reading The incredible case of Kató Lomb, the woman who taught herself 16 languages