So, I'm typing out the list of 100 Books Every Man Should Read into Microsoft OneNote on my phone. Some of them I've already read, but basically I'm going to read them all and as I read them, check…Continue
"Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy is a great book for a young girl (or boy, but really great for a girl). This is probably where I got my first taste of a strong girl/woman character in fiction when I was younger,…"
"The path I take is to try and inspire interest in things that will help them down the line and let them naturally gravitate toward reading/movies/media material that reinforces because they want to. The problem I have with "assigning"…"
I think it's good to promote reading right away. Just getting a child to love reading in the first place is a wonderful thing. Many kids first get hooked on young adult fiction because it's written for them and they can relate to…"
"One of the reasons I'm poorly read by Brett's standards is that I read more "college-level" material when "normal" kids read the novels Brett recommends. I had the chance to re-read those works in college, and read a…"
"What reality? Of the books I've read from Brett's lists, over half I've read or re-read without the task being assigned to me, but voluntarily. That includes the Iliad in particular.
And I've actually never met a boy who loved…"
"Speaking personally - I'm not a fan of redacting historical documents just because some teenagers might be uncomfortable. Honestly, I don't even recall those sections of the book, despite reading it several times - that wasn't even on…"
"Privacy issues might be different depending on the readers' gender. There's wisdom in the TSA's gender and pat-down policies. I fault the father for not redacting the portions of the Diary that concern me. Even the old, common…"
"A desire for preservation of something is not a good indicator of its necessity.
Nor is an authoritative approach to teaching, a good indicator of either actual authority, or correctness.
But ultimately - I use this to illustrate that I think you…"
"I think I see what you mean.
A good reason not to teach children about religion either then, lest they gain a false familiarity with radical and complicated theologies. Wouldn't want them to think their thoughts for them... "
Which fictional character inspires you? And Why?Hannibal Lector's intelligence and the things like keeping his heartbeat at a steady beat whenever, and his capability of literally becoming immersed within his own mind that the commotions around him are seemingly not there.See More
"Best investment: New Holland Tractor with a bucket loader - paid for itself many many times over; followed closely with following the advice to put as much as possible into 401k. Started with 10%, then pared it down over the years to employer match…"
"Beware the "Silence Meter" that you develop when the kids come along. You get used to the noise, and the absence of noise is an indicator of an impending issue. One day when my internal noise meter went off, I asked the wife where the…"
"I've done some research on this subject and it seems the culprit is carbs: mainly wheat and sugar. A diet of protein, fruits, Veggies and nuts/seeds along with weightlifting and some cardio is the ticket to getting rid of abdominal fat. Dude,…"
I've known gay guys who were slobs, dressed horribly and brutish in manner, and very girly guys who were downright straight perverts when you got to know them.
There are lots who fit the stereotypes as well, enough to generate it…"