I begin most days by reading the news. I read our local paper and a bit of national ones. I like to “keep up,” as us info junkies say. When I’m involved in something that prohibits my ability to read, I’ll listen to the news. I especially enjoy The New York Times online version’s invitation […]
Hey! Where’s the staple regrabber!?
If the only letter we encourage our children to write is that yearly one to Santa, we’re doing literacy wrong.
There are dozens of ways to say “yes” or “no,” but they aren’t just different looking, actually they are all subtly different in meaning.
“Sign language” can be a tool to help children learn to read.
2020’s holidays and events are fodder for writers–the recorders of history.
Thoughtful reading, listening and thinking are necessary skills for any civilized nation to teach its citizenry.
As a child in Iowa, there were no racial minorities in my neighborhood and the values and family practices discussed in the school books were utterly White American. That didn’t mean that I was the middle of anything.
Images of Americans lined up to vote are all over the news and Internet. Being a literacy kind of guy, I’ve been searching those images to see if folks are reading during all of those hours of waiting. Few look to be doing so. Every 20th person or so. Most people are masked and just […]
The need for connection with book ideas and the relief and thrill they can bring, is powerful these days, more than ever.