I am married to Mutsuko Endo Hudson, a linguist and director of the Michigan State University Japanese program.List of Ethiopian languages
Following are a publications list and links to a few areas of interest (some needing updating, indeed; but I think the HEC bibliography is reasonably current).
Annotated bibliography of books for learning Amharic
Bibliography of Highland East Cushitic languages
Bibliography of selected descriptive work on 14 Ethiopian and Eritrean Semitic languages
"Upon this first...rule of reason, that in order to learn you must desire to learn, and in so desiring not be satisfied with what you already incline to believe, there follows one corollary which itself deserves to be inscribed upon every wall of the city of philosophy: Do not block the way of inquiry."
Charles Sanders Peirce, 1896
"There are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men.
These are ambition and avarice; the love of power and the love of money. Separately, each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but, when united in view of the same object, they have in many minds the most violent effects...
And of what kind are the men that will strive for this profitable preeminence, through all the bustle of cabal, the heat of contention, the infinite mutual abuse of parties, tearing to pieces the best of characters?
It will not be the wise and moderate, the lovers of peace and good order, the men fittest for the trust. It will be the bold and the violent, the men of strong passions and indefatigable activity in their selfish pursuits."
Benjamin Franklin, 1787
The intellect of man is forced to choose
perfection of the life, or of the work,
And if it take the second must refuse
A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.
When all that story's finished, what's the news?
In luck or out the toil has left its mark:
That old perplexity an empty purse,
Or the day's vanity, the night's remorse.
W. B. Yeats, 'The Choice'
Mutsuko Endo Hudson and I at the
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
page is last updated and revised 23 Oct. 2013