Stephen M Brown @ Large

Personal File: Play

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. - George Bernard Shaw (from Man and Superman)

I love good food, I love dining out and love to cook. If I use a recipe without modifying it, it's to learn how somebody else makes. From that point on, I'm on my own, tinkering and modifying it until it suits me. (Sounds a lot like life in general, doesn't it?)

Personal File: Philosophy

The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency, it seems, to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside. - Robert Stuberg

Personal File: Study

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned
find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no
longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

How I got the title "Swiss Army Knife"

Several years ago I was an executive of the Shizuoka chapter of JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers) and was given the title of "Swiss Army Knife". What was unexpected was that that title would become the subject hot debate at the next national executive meeting.

Hello Google; Goodbye Contact Address

I've done a few more minor changes to the site. First, you'll notice I have added Google Search to my news and archive pages. Secondly, I have removed the contact email address from my contact page.

Since the site archives will grow, I thought a good search function was in
order. Google is the premier search engine on the web so why not?