I think modesty to me necessarily implies that you are downplaying — lying about, in a sense — your actual abilities, status, feelings, etc. out of a feeling of social awkwardness at being honest about them. If I say "I'm a decent cook," I'm being modest because I'm actually a pretty talented cook, but if I say "I'm a… » 4/15/14 2:07pm Tuesday 2:07pm

Totally agreed! I know you're not going to get actual huevos rancheros or whatever but Mexican cuisine has a ton of well-known breakfast options you could take a run at. Migas? Chilaquiles? Those are already "food-flavored ingredient pile" (one of my VERY FAVORITE cuisines tyvm), you'd think they could make it work... » 4/09/14 12:08pm 4/09/14 12:08pm

My favorite place is a (sadly defunct) little sports bar in the suburbs of Tokyo called The Dugout. When I first moved to Japan I was told constantly that people will be friendly, but actually making friends can be very difficult. But I found a spot where not only the bartender was friendly and welcoming but somehow » 4/08/14 3:45pm 4/08/14 3:45pm

Tangentially related: I am an omnivore, but I frequently eat vegetarian because why not? Delicious. But if I recommend a vegetarian restaurant people will say "Oh, is there a vegetarian going?" Well, no, but... it's good! Try something new! Or if I pick a vegetarian entree in mixed company — "Oh, trying to watch what you… » 4/07/14 4:55pm 4/07/14 4:55pm

I find a lot of stuff I like from http://www.streamingsoundtracks.com/ and http://www.cinemix.us/ — I also just let them play in the office. Cinemix usually sticks to very "filmic" and lyric-less stuff, Streaming Soundtracks plays a few pop tracks from films. If you like Skyrim, have you checked out the Guild Wars… » 4/05/14 11:28am 4/05/14 11:28am

If we are going to talk about neurocognitive development, I think it's helpful to think about the ways we do and do not allow the profoundly mentally disabled to give consent. We're already grappling with legal questions as to whether, for example, those with Alzheimer's are able to give legal consent in a variety of… » 4/04/14 3:59pm 4/04/14 3:59pm

I appreciate that you're looking at how the media is running with his very non-committal answer, rather than critiquing how Daley himself has chosen to identify — especially given how nebulous his response was, here, and how open to interpretation it is. I feel like that could be easily taken to mean "are you in a… » 4/04/14 12:36pm 4/04/14 12:36pm