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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."


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October 19, 2008


The color of the sky and the light is just so reminiscent of FALL. Beautiful polas, Claire.

NPR had a segment on Antioch when the board decided that it wouldn't reopen this year. Not surprisingly, perhaps, the demographic of old, hippy, NPR listeners contained several alums who called into a hotline to reminisce about the good days there.

I know several people who went to Antioch in recent years and said that it was a pretty miserable place by the end of its run. No computers, few classes. A sad place to be 20.

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