Monday, February 20, 2017

When people stop reading

For the reading files:

The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury.

Resource: Role-Playing

As you may have guessed from the emphasis on creative writing in these classes, I am a fan of role-playing. After all, in a story you can be anyone... or anything. This cartoon shows why this is a very valuable life skill to master! :-)

(Cartoon by Brian Gordon)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Reading is Dangerous

Grant Snider is an ingenious artist, and he has created many posters inspired by reading and writing. I really like this poster about the dangers of reading, especially the part about proofreading of course, ha ha. For the full-size view, see Grant Snider's blog: Reading Is Dangerous. His work is also available in poster-size to put on your wall!

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Some good advice from the world of computing:

Just three keys that are found on your computer to enjoy life:
CTRL control yourself
ALT look for alternative solutions
DEL delete situations that give you tension and negative energy

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Empathy: The Human Connection

I thought this was a wonderful video! Find out more about the video here: An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes.

"Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?"

You can find out more about the Cleveland Clinic at their website:

Pause Button

It's important to know where the pause button is on your self-control. The graphic is from Lori Deschesne, founder of the website.

Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you're about to react harshly and you'll avoid doing and saying things you'll later regret.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


You can do anything,
but not everything.

The photo is by Richard Giles at Flickr. I was inspired by this quote from Kenna Griffin: