Peter A Goldsbury
In deference to Allen Beebe’s need to maintain his expertise in the Japanese language, I have left the text untranslated, . . .
Gee thanks Peter.
You must have been one of those professors that actually
taught because you display the characteristic indifference (some even say enjoyment) to your student's sufferings . . . I even mentioned my plight to my students this morning as I gave them their assignments for the week.
And here I was just patting myself on the back about the Takaoka piece. (It wasn't so bad since it was in an electronic format!
At least you aren't asking me to write in Japanese. (Passive comprehension is such a beautiful thing.) Then
you'd really have an idea of my level of "expertise in the Japanese language!"
(At least I
know what I'm writing about!
(Native comprehension is such an over rated thing. Whatever happened to proud presumptuousness as exemplified by Comparative Religion during the glory days of colonization?)