Publié le 28 Mai 2014

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Once upon a time, in a far away country called England, lived a little boy named Graham…

Present

This little boy was still very little and so everything around him was present…

His life was all present… permanently present… although sometimes it was only temporary present and so within the limits of limited period… still all his life was present…

Past

Yet, as present as it may be, Graham was growing and was beginning to develop experience and collect memories as his life was extending… he began to be aware of his past… now the past was the past but there was more past than mere past… some past was over and done and some past had gone on for some time… and some past still was before some other past…

Present Perfect

And some past was still present… yes some things in his life were in the past… and yet they were also still in the present… there were not only past and they were not exclusively present… there was no other way he could think or talk about those events… they were both past and present… like in between and yet in both times… they were so many times in his life now…

Future

And then… before he knew it… he realised there was another period of time now stretching long and far ahead of him… the future with all its potential adventures… some predictable future and some intentional future… while some future was decidedly certain and taking shape…

Conditional

That was when he found some things needed to be negotiated… and called for another tense… for other times to come… those things came and went hither and thither… and sometimes just came and… went… he could and would but eventually maybe didn’t…

Imperative

And so he decided that there were times when he had to jump into action and just said Let’s… and so little Graham had grown and was now ready to conquer the world…

Jesse CRAIGNOU

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Publié le 27 Mai 2014

The late great Albert Einstein is reported to have once asked for a telephone number… What ? Asked someone with him at the time, a great mind with a memory such as yours cannot remember a useful telephone number ? To which Albert Einstein retorted Memory and intelligence are two different things… and telephone numbers belong in phone books… why would I want to make an effort to remember them… when they’re there all the time…

This story perfectly illustrates the duel between writing down and memorising… in my workshops I see people writing everything down all the time… I have hardly opened my mouth that they’ve already taken down every single one of my words… I joke that I am not a guru and they do not need to copy everything I say or tell them… but only what they need to write down…

Memorising requires training… and writing things down doesn’t guarantee we will remember them… on the contrary our brain will not memorise those things… as it knows we have written them down somewhere… somewhere we might even forget… if we do not train our brain to memorise chances are it will never do it… as wonderful as our brain may be it only does what it’s told and what it needs…

The primitive man that we were at the dawn of mankind did not know notebooks and tablets… as we simply did not know writing or reading… we had to memorise… as all we had was trial and error… at the same time we had to memorise what foods… what plants… what animals… mankind was a mere few dozens in one place… and they still lived in a land of plenty…

Jesse CRAIGNOU

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Publié le 7 Mai 2014

Seven thousand years before Sumer, Göbekli Tepe was thriving… over a mere twelve thousand years and more ago… after the Ice Age when the rest of mankind live in stone age caves ! The wheel wasn’t around and nor had man domesticated animals… yet knew agriculture… Göbekli Tepe (the Navel of the World) could only have been designed by men of a higher culture… and probably more than one too… as it clearly shows different styles in the one construction… the celebrated pillars (each averaging 16 tons in weight !) being much more refined that the brick walls… my mind is people who built the pillar were high skilled ancient architects whereas the people who built the walls later were less skilled builders redefining the using of the building altogether… all of which seems akin to neighbouring (south) Jerf El Ahmar (Syria)… those highly refined pillars show no head feature of any kind… as though to hide the identify of the creatures represented there…

Their religion -whatever it was might have been-has given birth to our modern religions…

Four hundred and fifty kilometres to the west Çatal Höyük (Turkey) clocks up nine thousand years… and is believed to be the first city ever… in Çatal Höyük similar artefacts and works of arts have been found… putting Turkey well on the map of the dawn of a spreading thriving civilisation…

Göbekli Tepe is clearly the sign that there was indeed higher knowledge there… of an undeniably highly advanced science… before man’s –if man’s- skills sunk into oblivion whatever the reason…

There is just no way the man of twelve thousand years ago ever had the skills and knowledge to design and build those structures or anything like them… and if he did how come he left no indication of what and how… there seems to be a conspicuous desire to hide or keep secrets from us there…

Is Göbekli Tepe the work of ancient astronauts ? It could well be as they obviously had information that no one on earth had back then…

from Umma Dawn - The Confidential Files

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Publié le 2 Mai 2014

Translating is not merely or solely the act of passing a message from one language into another through an exchange of words...

It is the work of a specialist who can also interpret the cultural... as well as the verbal and technical content in context...

The best translator is the one who not only has studied language but has lived and worked in the various cultures he has to deal with...

That excludes online translation tools... which too often still miss the whole point altogether...

My experience is multilingual as well as multicultural...

I write and translate in those languages and read in many more... I have lived in many countries and dealt with many cultures at home and abroad... and all this has stretched my experience and knowledge well beyond my original offer...

I offer quality translations from and into French, Italian and English... which take all this into account and so much more...

My translations are complete ready-to-print documents... whether in business and technical or general contexts... from manuals and websites, brochures and catalogues, legal, administrative and commercial communication...

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