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Why Read?

This is a response to these two articles, both of which discuss, like last week’s post, the benefit and/or purpose of reading.

First of all, I much prefer Parks’s article because it automatically assumes that we read for a purpose, whatever that purpose may be. 197 more words

Senior Seminar

Bigger on the Inside

Books have helped shape the entirety of my life. Even on an average day I can pick out people, situations and things that remind me of stories long ago. 118 more words


Imagining people to life

The Writing Excuses podcast recently had an excellent episode with Cory Doctorow about why we care about imaginary characters. Doctorow sets out a fascinating theory grounded in psychology and¬†evolution, and it’s well worth a listen. 165 more words


Star of the Week and Back to School Night

Warning: A fawning post about Seamus ahead.

Last week, Seamus got off the bus with a big box.

I didn’t know what it was, but the other parents at the bus stop made a big deal about it. 654 more words

Family Life

On Brand Point (Part 1)


I feel I have to express what this blog is about, and the message of my entire campaign. I called this blog Read Well. Live Better. 1,006 more words


BONUS POST: John Green on Why We Read

If you haven’t seen this, take a few minutes and watch the ever-amazing John Green talk about the magic of writing and why human beings read. 7 more words