Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Good Explanation...!

This is probably the best explanation of why youngsters can't read of any that I've heard lately.

Even though it's meant to be funny, I think there is a lot of truth in here...

See what you think, OK?

That's all the political stuff for today! After's Saturday and we should all be out having fun, don't you think? So do I...

Now, my friend, grab a cup of coffee and we'll sit and talk for a while...


vlad said...

yawn I'm up
good to see you

vlad said...

the window war

shiloh1862 said...

Good morning Brother!


HermitJim said...

Hey Vlad...
Good morning to ya! Thanks for the link, and thanks for dropping by...!

Hey Pickdog...
Good to see you this morning! Glad you could come by, buddy!

Kyddryn said...

G'mornin', Mister Hermit, Sir.

The Evil Genius can read, anyway - because I bothered to teach him to, and because he sees his mom and Gramlin reading and loving it, and he has discovered that words build worlds.

I'm also teaching him that he won't be handed anything - he'll have to want it and work for it, and sometimes he won't get it anyway, that life isn't always fair...but life goes on.

He's learning that we are responsible for our own actions, and we must stand and face the consequences of those actions - even if one CAN run from the consequences, one SHOULD NOT.

He's learning that freedom isn't free, easy, or comfortable, but it's necessary for the human spirit to thrive.

He's discovering that every moment of every day is one that can teach us something, if we're open to the learning.

But then...he's learning these things at home, because his mother doesn't trust the system currently in place to our children. She doesn't trust the system that teaches entitlement, excuses, apathy, and herd mentality and strives to eradicate individualism, free thought, questioning, curiosity, and self-expression. She doesn't want him ground down into a dull, gray, sheeple.

And people think I'M crazy. Oh, wait...

Want some fresh bread with butter, honey, and cinnamon with your coffee, sir?

Shade and Sweetwater,

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
Could be that because of mother teaching him at home, he will have a better chance of not only doing well in the "real world" but will be better fortified to handle the curves that life throws our way once in a while.

You're doing good, my friend, and I'm proud of ya, believe me!

I think I've gained about 2 pounds just reading the description of the bread offering this morning! Bring it on...!

blondie said...

Just catchin up today.
Hi Jim :)
Was looking for that PAC link but couldn't see it.

Anyway thanks for playing the game with me. I think we'll do well.


HermitJim said...

Hey Blondie...
Good to see you here today! I haven't put the PAC link up yet...getting slow in my old age, I guess!

I gotta do something to make a little money on the side, ya know?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Did it MY way said...

If the kid can't read.....Blame the parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, and the kid. Nobody else.

I'll have my coffee now please.

HermitJim said...

Hey Tony...
I think that about covers it!

Hey, thanks for coming by, buddy!

Felinae said...

Hi Uncle Hermit,

I hope you are having a pleasant Saturday :D

I am proud to say that my daughter can read well beyond her grade level. B's will be starting 9th grade here in a couple of weeks and she reads at a college level. Matter of fact all her classes are advanced :D I don't know how that happened, HaHa!

I started reading to her everyday before she was born and continued to do so after she was born. When she started Kindergarten she was already reading at a high level and knew math & how to write. The teacher was impressed.

I am proud of her, she has had a 4.0 GPA throughout school so far and has been on the high honor roll every year.

Sorry, enough bragging on my part.

Have a terrific weekend!

Kinda late for coffee, at least for me, can I offer you an ice cold beer?


HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
I think it's a good thing to read to our children. It makes them realize there is another whole set of adventures awaiting them in books.

My folks taught us the love of reading when we were kids, and I'm thankful everyday because of it!

I'll take ya up on the cold one, Thanks!