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Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 1.23 miles in 21:30, pace was 17:30.  This time it was about 7pm, so again a little cold, dark and lonely.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the main reading and the grammar lesson for LLPSI Chapter 22.  We met a tabellarius (courier) and a janitor (doorkeeper, janius=doorway).  And a big scary dog.  The chapter is called "Cave Canem" (Beware the dog).

 

Trying to help my kids with goals of their own.  One wants to learn how to draw better, one wants to go on more walks outside (she has a friend that is helping to get her out more often, and she wants to train to get better at keeping up, so that's some positive peer pressure).  My wife and I are trying to help them make some SMART goals like we talk about on these forums.

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Thursday, 14 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 1.91 miles in 34:34, pace was 18:06 min/mi.  I should have grabbed my weighted pack on the way out the door, but I forgot until I was a mile out.  Managed to get out and back before the sun went down.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the LLPSI Student manual, chapters 18 and 19.  I understand some of the pronouns better, and the way that some compound words are created and change.

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Friday, 15 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 1.06 miles in 17:32, pace was 18:38 min/mi according to the Runkeeper app.  I did wear my pack with the 20-pound ruck plate today.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through LLPSI Chapter 23, the first and second (of three) parts of the main reading.  Long chapter, coming off of a short chapter 22.  Marcus is in deep trouble, as he is caught lying to his parents about how well he is doing at school.

 

I have an exquisite dilemma today: I want to watch the new episodes of the Marvel show "WandaVision", but I also have a scheduled Dungeons and Dragons game this evening.  I am putting of watching the show, since I can catch up on that any time.   

 

My gaming group is nearing the end of a two-year campaign playing through the "Tome of Annihilation" adventure path.  It has been fun to have the party ride dinosaurs through the jungle fighting zombies and worse, but I am just about ready for a change of pace.  I am proposing that the next game we run be set in the space-fantasy setting of Spelljammer.

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On 1/8/2021 at 8:38 PM, Erick the Red said:

 I'm going to spend some time going over the help pages for each of the recent chapters in the Student Manual (Latine Disco, or "I am learning Latin")

 

It seems like it should mean something more fun like a Central American dance party (but of course that's a biased view of what would be fun)

 

On 1/12/2021 at 9:30 PM, Erick the Red said:

   Walked 1 mile after 8pm, so a little cold, dark and lonely.

 

Good for you getting it done. The nice things about walks like that sometimes is that it can feel really cheerful and cosy to come back inside.

 

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  Long chapter, coming off of a short chapter 22.  Marcus is in deep trouble, as he is caught lying to his parents about how well he is doing at school.

 

Oh dear Marcus, spending too much time in the Latin disco, I think.

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Saturday, 16 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 1.55 miles in 30:42, pace was 19:46 min/mi according to the Runkeeper app.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the rest of LLPSI Chapter 23, both the reading and the grammar lesson.  This chapter formally introduced the future participle.  I've reached a point (again) where my comprehension is slipping.  Lots of new vocabulary over the past half-dozen chapters, and lots of new verb forms.   I'm going to need to go over the student manual and maybe back up and go over the last few chapters again to work out more details and get the words inside my head better.

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Sunday, 17 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 1.96 miles in 40:57, pace was 20:56 min/mile.  I was walking with one of my kids, so I didn't push the pace.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the rest of LLPSI Chapter 24, both the reading and the grammar lesson. 

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Monday, 18 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked with my family for at least two and a half miles, hiking on a trail.  I was with the wife and kids, so the pace was not great, but that's fine.   Either I need new shoes, or I need to get better at stepping over and around roots and rocks.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the student's manual for LLPSI, chapter 20.  Also listened to some early chapters via Youtube.  

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Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Tuesdays are hard to make time in the evening, so I did the bare minimum 1 mile at 8:30pm.  Better than nothing.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the student's manual for LLPSI, chapter 21 and a little of 22.  Lots of hard grammar  like past perfect, present infinitive, perfect infinitive, perfect participle, passive of the perfect, and perfect infinitive passive.  "Perfect" means completed, so it is one form of talking about something in the past tense. 

 

22 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

You are doing great with your goals!

 

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the encouragement!  I've been doing really poorly on lots of other things recently, so I really needed to have these small wins.

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Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Threw on my weighted pack and walked around the neighborhood.  1.57 miles in 28:54, pace was 18:21 min/mile.  Would have been faster but  I stopped and talked for a minute with a neighbor.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the student's manual for LLPSI, chapter 22, 23, and 24.  I'm now caught up with the textbook itself.  I think I actually understand how to recognize and even use the pluperfect, which was unexpected (something in the past which happened before something else, like "He had gone to work before she came back.").  

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Thursday, 21 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Managed a longer walk today, 3.05 miles in 48:57, pace was 16:02 minutes per mile.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through LLPSI, chapter 25, the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

 

Here's a couple videos of the same (simplified) story.  You can follow without any Latin background at all.

This is the class: Theseus and the Minotaur 

This is the story by itself: Theseus and the Minotaur story

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Friday, 22 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked with my youngest, 1.14 miles in 21:27, pace was 18:49 min/mi.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Studied the grammar lesson for LLPSI, chapter 25.  Deponent verbs are a thing I didn't know was a thing.  "There is a group of verbs in Latin which have passive forms but active meanings. They are called deponent verbs because they have "laid aside" (dëpönö, -ere) their passive meanings but have retained their passive forms. They are translated only in the active voice."  

 

I had some time this afternoon to drive to the nearest REI Co-op and try on a bunch of hiking shoes.  I ended up getting shoes and some wool socks.  I'm holding off on getting the full backpack and lightweight tent and such for now.  I'm planning some "car camping" outings for the spring.  I'd like to gt into multi-day through-hikes in the future, but I don't want to spend money before I am ready, or spend money on things I won't end up using but once or twice.

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Vaguely I remember this about deponent verbs.It seems like I've lost most of the Latin I learned. Woohoo for hiking shoes and socks!

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Saturday, 23 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked with my wife, 2.39 miles in 42:18, pace was 17:43 min/mile.  Breaking in the new hiking shoes, but just around the neighborhood.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the first half of the reading for LLPSI chapter 26, Daedelus and Icarus.

 

20 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Vaguely I remember this about deponent verbs.It seems like I've lost most of the Latin I learned. Woohoo for hiking shoes and socks!

 

I took a year of Latin about thirty years ago in high school, but I don't remember a thing from then except that I hated having to memorize tables of noun and verb endings.  What I did learn has been overwritten by French (a little in school) and Portuguese (lived and worked in Brazil for a couple years).

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Sunday, 24 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked with my middle son, 1.00 miles in 19 minutes and change.  We cut it short because the rain was starting up again.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the rest of the reading for LLPSI chapter 26, as well as the grammar lesson about gerunds.

 

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Monday, 25Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked in the rain, 1.25 miles in 21:18, pace was 16.59 min/mile . 

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read through the first part of the reading for LLPSI chapter 27.  This is a really long chapter that might take a few days.

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Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked with my pack and 20 pounds, but forgot to turn on the GPS tracker until I was a ways out.  So I recorded a walk of 1.65 miles, with another 0.5 miles or so lost to history. 

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. Read the LLPSI student manual, chapters 25 and 26.

 

I've been casting covetous eyes at a particular online even recently, but I've just about decided I won't participate, at least for this year.

 

Living Latin and Greek Online is a two-day virtual living Latin and Ancient Greek conference hosted by The Paideia Institute. The conference is designed to allow teachers and students of Latin and Greek to explore and practice using the ancient languages as active living languages. The conference features guest lectures in Latin and Ancient Greek on the program’s theme by speakers from all over the world, as well as smaller breakout sessions which allow participants to practice speaking Latin and Greek themselves.

 

I think I will make an effort to participate in smaller and less formal events though, like the online Latin Chats on Monday, Thursday, or Saturday.  Even just to listen in. 

 

There are also some Latin language podcasts that I listen to sometimes.  I understand just enough to follow along if I am paying attention.  I need to practice writing more though, to get better at language creation and not just language reception. 

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Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked with my pack and 20 pounds, 3,14 miles in 51:18, or 16:21 min/mile.  Wore my new hiking shoes.  My right foot has a couple hot spots that show I am slipping around a little too much in there.  I'll need to work on that.  Blisters are no good.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. I went back to the very beginning and re-read LLPSI Chapter 1 including the grammar lesson, and worked through a lot of the exercises.  You can find them all online.

 

18 hours ago, Xena said:

I've been doing Spanish classes via zoom (one of the best things to come out of the pandemic for me). It's surprisingly affordable. There might be some good Latin options. Though the various options you outlines could fit the bill pretty well.

 

This is a really good idea that I should take more seriously.  There's a neat website/app called "italki" where they help you get in touch with a language instructor. They mostly do online instruction like you are describing, and since you can shop around you have a chance to find someone who works well with you and your schedule.  My issue is that so far I have been both prideful and cheap.   I am sure that it would be a lot more efficient with someone helping to set a schedule and answer questions as they come up.

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Thursday, 28 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 1.31 miles in 22:50, or 17:23 min/mile.  I think the app is probably not accurate , because I can't see how my pace was that much slower than yesterday, and me walking without anything but my heavy coat weighing me down?

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. I went back and re-read LLPSI Chapter 2 including the grammar lesson, and worked through a lot of the exercises.   I also signed in to a couple Discord servers and found out when they are meeting for beginner target-language chats.  Looks like the next is on Saturday afternoon local time, so I plan to attend and practice speaking.

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Friday, 29 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 1.29 miles in 20:13, or 15:41 min/mile.  After 7pm, cold and dark, but I did it because I said I would.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. I went back and re-read LLPSI Chapter 3 including the grammar lesson, and worked through a lot of the exercises.   I haven't really made the effort to do all the practice exercises before, but I am finding that there is a big difference between recognizing something reading it or even hearing it and being able to spontaneously create it myself.

 

If you are interested in a really easy, child-friendly format for some Latin lessons, these were done with Lego minifigures:

http://www.legonium.com/index-of-lessons

 

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(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

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Saturday, 30 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Wore my weighted pack and walked 2.71 miles in 45:46, or 16:53 min/mile.  Still had a hot spot on my right heel that created a small blister.  I'll need to research a little on what I can do to prevent that getting worse.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. I went back and re-read LLPSI Chapter 4.  I need to do better at working through the exercises where I have to write out sentences, since I have realized that expression is where I am weak.  I also participated in a structured online Discord chat with about ten other beginner Latin language students.  We played "20 questions", and everyone was very patient with each other as we were all not very great.  I was probably the second worst at it, but I still understood a lot of what was going on.

 

 

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(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

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Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

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Sunday, 31 Jan 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked with my boys around to see a new nearby neighborhood under construction,  We walked 1.19 miles.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. I went back and re-read LLPSI Chapter 5, and worked on some of the exercises.

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(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Monday, 1 Feb 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   Walked 2.08 miles in 34:48 min, or 16:44 min/mile.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. I went back and re-read LLPSI Chapter 6, and worked on some more of the exercises.  Wrote them in a notebook this time.

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(2012) 1st (Scout) 2nd (Scout) *** (2013) 3rd (Warrior) 4th (Warrior) 5th (Warrior) 6th (Assassin) ***

(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021:

1. Hike outside at least one mile per day.   After a long day of teleconferences at teleworking from my bedroom, I put the dinner in the oven, made sure the younger kids were distracted with Minecraft,  put on my weighted pack, and walked 1.03 miles in 17:41 min, or 17:06 min/mile per the phone app.

2. Complete at least one page in my Latin language textbook. I went back and re-read LLPSI Chapter 7.

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(2014) 7th (Ranger) 8th (Scout) 9th (Monk) 10th (Scout) *** (2015) 11th (Ranger) 12th (Ranger) 13th (Ranger) 14th (Ranger) 15th (Scout) 16th (Scout) *** (2016) 17th (Ranger) 18th (Scout) 19th (Scout) 20th (Rebel)

(2021) 21st (Adventurer)

Past groups: The Wild Hunt 6 *** The Serenity Crew *** The Wild Hunt 5 *** The Wild Hunt 4 *** The Wild Hunt 3 *** The Wild Hunt 2 *** The Wild Hunt 1 *** Browncoats

Achievements: (20 Sep 2014) Completed first half marathon *** (17 Feb 2014) Finished mission to bring body fat from over 25% to under 12% over six months (trying to repeat that now)

 

 

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