Evan’s Friday Briefing: 5/26/17

Welcome to the 5/26/17 edition of “Evan’s Friday Briefing,” a quick list of what I’ve been enjoying, learning, and trying out.

What I’ve Been Listening To

I recently checked out from the library Bach’s Partitas performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy as well as an “Essential Beethoven” CD. So much better than the radio.

Language Learning Habit I’ve Started

I started creating my own flashcards on Quizlet using nothing but vocabulary words in my target language (Italian), pictures, and a personal connection. No English translations. I adopted this method from Gabriel Wyner’s Fluent-Forever.com. You can remember words much easier this way because you’re essentially training yourself to think in your target language.

My Tip Of The Day

This idea is not mine, but since I can’t remember where I got it from, I’m sharing it unattributed: Ask yourself, “What are the three major things I want to accomplish before I die?” Then ask yourself what you have done in the past month to realize those accomplishments. If you haven’t done anything, you’re a dreamer. Be a doer instead, for it is the doers who get exactly what they want out of life.

Article For Your Weekend

Pat Buchanan: “After the Confederates, who’s next?”

Great Quote I’ve Been Ruminating On

“Being successful at networking is realizing that, to get where you’re going, you need to help others get to where they’re going.” – J. Kelly Hoey

At Least 19 Dead at Concert in Manchester, England

Tragic news. The official number of dead right now is 19, though that could end up increasing later. More than 50 are injured.

The incident took place at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. And, yes, it sounds like a suicide bombing:

Enoch Powell was onto something