got my debt down to $9000. feels good.

making progress in learning languages with Duolingo, but have an observation to share about it: it counts the number of days you've consecutively met your goal, and if you miss a day, it "lets" you keep your "streak" by paying about $5. all for the vanity of "proving" to other people that you've met your goal every day when you haven't. I don't know about you, but that has absolutely zero appeal to me; it's fundamentally dishonest, and it doesn't fool anybody who uses the app himself. but whatever, the app seems to be helping.

also, I'm continuing my law studies and am back on the Justice course at EDX, reading Kant. I was totally mistaken about his categorical imperative. the more I read the more I like about it. the prose is pretty dense though, it's hard to go more than a few pages a day.

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