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Wednesday, 5 April 2017


On the day that my electric shaver gives up the ghost I give in to the urge to regrow my beard. The last time that I had one was in 2005, after a long trip in Jandals. So let’s see what color it is now.

Learning a new language properly is like growing a beard—a scraggly one. You don’t grow a beard in tufts, each bristle fully formed like Elton John’s scalp implants. Instead, everything that’s ready to grow grows incrementally and simultaneously. It seems very slow if you focus on one area. Overall, though, it’s the quickest way.

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