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This may feel a little self-serving but there is a broader idea I want to share. I do not think anyone would argue that reading will improve many necessary skills such as writing and comprehension. Skills needed every day in every job and in every little part of every life. Even if you struggle to read or dislike reading it is a good idea to try to get better. Turn the time you spend in the bathroom every day into a few minutes of quiet reading time. It is OK if it takes six months or a year to finish a book. Just finish it and find another. If you struggle to read then read about how to improve your reading skills or why you struggle. If you dislike reading then read about your favorite hobby. Do you like swimming? Buy a swimming magazine or book and dive in. Is fishing your thing? Buy a Field and Stream and get hooked. Just get started and expand from there. You will be setting a good example for the people around you and your children. If they see you grappling with a task but you persevere you are teaching your children a life lesson. There is no excuse. You can do it. 

If you buy a new book then buy more than one. Buy one to read and give the others away. Everyone has seen the little free libraries in almost every neighborhood. Leave the extra book there. You may find a gem for yourself. You will be spreading knowledge. 

If you do not want to give it away then exchange it at the nearest used bookstore. You will be supporting a local small business and likely acquiring the next book for yourself. 

If you read more you will be doing a little self-improvement, spreading knowledge, and supporting local small businesses. By reading more you will be making the world a better place.

Be Prepared

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In light of recent events relating to the novel coronavirus crisis it is plain to see that not enough people take being prepared seriously. The panic buying and hoarding of basic household goods, such as toilet paper, could have easily been avoided and exacerbated a bad situation. Continue reading “Be Prepared”

Don’t Fall For The Clickbait

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Clickbait. The bane of our online lives. What did Supreme Court Judge Stewart say about porn? I know it when I see it. Clickbait, like porn, is difficult to define and may very well be indefinable. Its purpose is to elicit a response which leads an online user to click on a title of dubious veracity. An article or post no reasonable person would waste time reading if the content was known beforehand. Continue reading “Don’t Fall For The Clickbait”