I’ve always enjoyed listening to stories and poetry read by talented performers as I read along with the texts. In this regard, there’s a textual feast available to us during Christmastime.
Here are some brief thoughts about reading, the classroom, and Jacqueline Woodson’s TEDTalk on “What reading slowly taught me about writing.”
Recovering cynics of all ages can benefit from reading Mark Edumdson’s argument that our time is well spent trying to read for truth and study the humanities. Here are a few other appeals for reading and studying the humanities–in school or out.
For the not-to-distant future, I anticipate packing up my books and relocating to a lower elevation with a bigger population here in Colorado, even though 34+ years of being connected to this small mountain community has been good in so many ways. Many changes are ahead for me. In light of my past, present, and future blessings that have come from reading all sorts of things, my website will be shifting in name and emphasis to “ReadtoFlourish.com.” I’ll still have an archive link for everything from TeachingArguments.com. Meanwhile, “Take up and read; Take up and read.”