Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Research Research Research

Researching anything by written word or word of mouth will greatly improve and enlighten most things that you are working towards.  I have found this to be true on numerous occasions.  Some of my most loved reminders of this are as follows....

I've traveled the world twice over,
Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books.
~ Anonymous ~

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to
mankind, which are delivered down from generation to
generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn,
~ Joseph Addison  ~

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be
chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts,
others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly,
and with diligence and attention.
~ Francis Bacon ~

To read more fanciful quotes on the pleasures of a good book click here.

This being said, I'm stressing the importance of research not only to you, but to myself as a reminder.  The only thing different about us 10 years from now are the people we've met and the books we've read.  To do something correctly, you need direction and instruction.  Books and people are the only way to do this. 

Reads of the Week:
The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis- “why some of the smartest people can't read and how they can learn.” 4 stars

Finds of the Week:
Homeschool Book Fair, Arlington, Texas - shop for books, attend workshops, meet other home educators, be encouraged.

Scripture of the Week:

"But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, and the woman who sticks with God. They're like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers—Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season."
Jeremiah 17:7-8 - The Message

"The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose."  ~George Gissing

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