Deliyah…4-year-old reader of 1,000 books

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/01/12/meet-daliyah-the-4-year-old-girl-who-has-read-more-than-1000-books/?utm_term=.6403ea387b35&wpisrc=nl_mix&wpmm=1#comments Now here is an inspiring story out of the Washington Post this morning, a four-year-old who has apparently read one thousand (1,000) books so far. She hangs out at the Library of Congress. Yes…I hear you in the back there mumbling about the veracity of this story…and I’ll bet you either 1) don’t personally know any of Deliyah’s peers, other pre-schoolers, that is… or … Continue reading Deliyah…4-year-old reader of 1,000 books

Rules For Commenters…or Think First!

There should be a rule on commenting protocol requiring at least (if not a working knowledge) mini-common sense. Every school age child with a mite’s  intelligence should have learned restraint in matters of opinion… at least a few facts. No one should ever consider as an expert smart snappy comments… an internet free-for-all sans supervision. Our Rule Number One: Start out with a set of clues, … Continue reading Rules For Commenters…or Think First!

How Did We Live Without our Cell Phones?

I have five great-grandchildren, and they all have tablets and cell phones…albeit the cell phones are under supervision.  They range from 10 to 2 1/2, and the older four are proficient in computer skills (at least on a basic level, two of the kids are seven years old.)     The youngest, for obvious reasons does not have a tablet, or access to cell phone use. Their … Continue reading How Did We Live Without our Cell Phones?

What’s in a Title? Is a Hibiscus Flower too much? (posting misadventures)

Experience tells me that once an error is made, it is often better to just let it go. There is an old secretary’s saying that once you mess up on handling an important message for the boss you will keep making it worse with each new contact. So I’ll try again to explain the title of my blog. Actually the title SOMETIMES is simple enough, … Continue reading What’s in a Title? Is a Hibiscus Flower too much? (posting misadventures)

Spinning Yarns, part 2–Me, Myself, and I

Speaking of writing in the first person, I have struggled with this for years. It is really annoying to have to re-write when composing an email to a friend. The I-did-this, and I-did that, gets old and needs to be repaired grammatically. However…that might get pretty boring and contrived. Sorry to be the grammar police, but that is my nature. It has always pained me … Continue reading Spinning Yarns, part 2–Me, Myself, and I