The debateI'll get right to it: The scholars who doubt your intelligence and reading skills are narrow dimwits. And, you have every right to tell them to attend to their own reading abilities. You are able to read critically in the form they desire, as well as reading in diverse ways.A faction of scholars have created a Brain Trust under the helm of Nicholas Carr, who escalated the debate with his 2008 article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" in the Atlantic, which I have debated handley. Carr stated that digital media "supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And... Read More
This is the third article in my series of “Celebrating America’s Freedom.” I found some interesting facts on just4kidsmagazine.com that I thought would be fascinating to share with you. So, without further ado, here we go….
The Declaration of Independence is a document written by our Founding Fathers declaring America's independence. A committee of five men, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston were appointed to write the document. The first draft of the Declaration was written by Jefferson, in seclusion. He spent several days... Read More
According to popular legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress who was acquainted with George Washington, leader of the Continental Army, and other influential Philadelphians. In May 1776, so the story goes, General Washington and two representatives from the Continental Congress visited Ross at her upholstery shop and showed her a rough design of the flag. Although Washington initially favored using a star with six points, Ross advocated for a five-pointed star, which could be cut with just one quick snip of the scissors, and the gentlemen were... Read More
Independence Day is one of my favorite times of the year. The picnics, barbeques, fireworks, parades and spending time with family and friends make it a day of great fun. In remembrance of our freedom, I decided that for the next few blogs leading up to July 4th, I will post some stories that give us a historical background as to how some things in America came to pass. Today's story: The Birth of the Fourth of July.
Independence Day also known as 4th of July is the birthday of the United States of America. It is celebrated on July 4th each year in the United States. It is the anniversary... Read More
Famous last words of a boy who is headed out to play in the mud with his ol' man. We both knew before we left the shop to head down to the creek that there was a 100% chance that we would soon be wet and muddy. But, let's back up just a bit. This past Sunday I had plans with my son to go ATV riding down at the creek. We have been putting it off because where we like to go has been under water for the last few weeks. When we went to go look we were pleased because it appeared to as if the water had began to run off. So, we thought it was okay to go riding. For the most part most, the areas... Read More
Bought a new home recently? Planning on starting a garden? Well, before you begin, please, I implore you, heed my advice: whatever you do, do not, and I repeat, DO NOT buy any peppermit starters at your local garden center. And, God forbid, don't buy the seeds! Trust me on this one! If you didn't live so far, I would invite you over on a Saturday afternoon for a 'work-outside-day' in my garden and show you WHY it's such a bad idea to grow peppermint in your garden.
Let me start at the beginning, ten years ago as a matter of fact.
Once upon a time, I married my soul mate.... Read More
Mico says it's "music inspiration from your subconsciousness." According to the founders, Mico frees a user from having to select new songs. With Mico the headphones detects your brainwaves, searches for music from its database and then selects songs that match your mood.
Mico has been developed by Neurowear, a project team based in Tokyo, that is focused on creating "communication for the near future". Neuroware designs prototypes of new products and services based on biological signals such as your brainwaves and heartbeat. Mico has two parts to it. The headset and a mobile app.... Read More
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There is a book tour on her site. http://zaheennanji.com/book/booktourzaheennanjiresilience.html
Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....