11 results for 'reading'
... his wife decided to take the boat out and go for a ride. She motored out a short distance, anchored, and began to read her book.
A short time later, along comes a game warden in his boat. He pulled up alongside the woman and said, “Good morning Ma’am. What are you doing?”
“Reading a book,” she replied, (thinking, “Isn’t that obvious?”)
“You’re in a restricted fishing area,” he informed her.
“I’m sorry officer, but I’m not fishing, I’m reading.”
“Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any... (more)
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... (more)
I published this article on BrooWaha in September 2012. However, I am adamant that the public become aware of a reading disability that affects 11-13% of the population and is usually never detected.
Quite by accident, we discovered why our 11-year-old son could not read
I was gathering books to return to friends one day when the book Reading by Colors by Carol Irlen caught my eye. As I was skimming through it, 11 year-old Anthony looked over my shoulder and said in a surprised voice, "Gee, those words look nice."
I turned to him and said, "What do you mean NICE?"
Reading Nora Ephron’s last book, “I Remember...Nothing”, triggered my own memories and now I “remember” everything. Well, at least enough so that now I remember what I “will miss” and “won’t miss.”
I just finished reading Nora Ephron’s “I Remember...Nothing”, and though I in every respect enjoyed the book, said to be “Breathlessly funny....” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, (and I agree because I did laugh at some points), I nonetheless poured tears throughout the book; I guess I found the hidden sadness. And much of how she viewed life, I found I can relate.
I relate (from page... (more)
Confessions of a Catholic Cop
By Thomas Fitzsimmons
Officers Michael Beckett and Vinnie D’Amato were partners in the roughest district of New York, “The Bronx”. While investigating a string of arson fires and the death of a homeless teen mom and young baby they slowly begin to uncover corruption and a plot that involves everyone from Beckett’s crush from his TV acting career on Law & Order to a dirty cop in the same precinct all the way up to a very powerful billionaire that happened to be an old friend of Beckett and D’Amato. The two struggle over jealously, drinking, and... (more)
If you are literate, which is to say if you can read this sentence without difficulty, you are already mostly qualified to help another adult learn English as a second language. All accross the United States immigrants are in need of basic literacy skills. Luckily organizations exist in almost every major city to match volunteers with students. For more information about this opportunity please visit
...the web? Me too. Can you read? I fortunately can.
Please do what you can during the month of September.
Please join me, donate what you can, if you can. If not use your blog to spread the word and get your readers to donate or write something.
To make a written contribution (for those who can read) or a monetary contribution for those who can't visit:
In a world where reading a sign can save a life, or reading a book can change your life, there are far too many people who can't.(more)
...event that is coming up this week on September 8, 2010 is for Literacy. I take for granted my ability to read even though millions of others cannot. Most likely it is due to monetary lack or not enough schools or available teachers.
The easiest way to teach someone the principles of reading is when they are children. Parents, babysitters, relatives, friends and teachers are all a part of the community needed to help children learn to read. Nowadays there are literacy programs, Phonetics, and books that play the story, as the reader follows along. There are many things in place to ... (more)
The sub-head says it all, except why this tool is important. All the noise on a website can get in the way of the communication between the author and the reader. We even see it minimally here on BrooWaha. The advertisements, the links, the layout, all that just equals noise when a reader tries to read a web page. Readability cuts that all out and formats the text the way the reader chooses when they set it up. This allows the reader to concentrate on the message, to focus.
On sites like cnn.com and espn.com readability really shines. The amount of noise on sites like those is... (more)
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