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In Defense of Slow Reading

A friend of mine asked for recommendations on a speed reading course. Such things scare me. As in: Antithetical to life itself. Slow reading is the only way to read.   I like to take my time–on everything. My entire life was foretold in this joke I first...
Some People Are Going to Hate My Book

Some People Are Going to Hate My Book

I suspect they will hate my book, at least. And you know what? I really hope some of them do.   There were some depressing figures posted recently. It seems that in a world flooded with digital content, whether e-book, mp3, or video only a small portion ever gets...

The Affliction of the Aficionado

A day with the bulls . . . er. . . cows. I’m a great believer in paying close attention to what kids read as adolescents. Whatever they read tends to set the tone for the rest of their lives. It fuels their passions: their enthusiasms. Every...