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"Speaking personally - I'm not a fan of redacting historical documents just because some teenagers might be uncomfortable.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... "
"I think that there's some truth to the essay, but I think that overthinking ways to reform that aspect of things can exacerbate that very problem. Trying to contrive artificial ways to get people to bond is exactly the kind of thing that…"
"I'd like to chime in to second this. I didn't believe that a crystal deodorant could possibly work, but I decided to give one a shot a few months ago after becoming tired of my clothes being ruined by antiperspirants.
A crystal is not an…"
"I see the change as less an elevation of political issues and more a lowering of traditional religious ones. If you look back to "the old days" when churches, to a large extent, were the communities in which people lived, communities…"
"I'd say go at it, especially as it's Christmas, a time when people tend to dress with a bit more frivolity (e.g. deliberately appalling Christmas jumpers. I have one with a snowman). In my head I'm imagining either the bow-tie, shirt…"
"I know it's a tad outdated, but this conversation caught my eye. I've had problems with boundaries with my family since before I got married and now that my son was recently born, it seems like the issues have resurfaced. For example, over…"