What You Never Heard

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To obtain knowledge is to have a key. Keys unlock doors, and thus the more keys you have, the more doors you can open. Behind those doors is opportunity to make one a more successful/fulfilled individual. The best way to obtain keys is going to the library. Unlocking doors should begin at a very young age and should never end. So here begs the question.

 

Were you ever told that  a book in a particular section was “to big” for you?

 

As a child, how did that make you feel? Were you offended, determined to prove them wrong, or did you accept it at face value? I visited the library yesterday, and a parent was leading their child through the books in the children’s library. Suddenly the child picked up a non-fiction book about the Egyptian culture. I smiled faintly, but it was short lived. The parent took the book, and told the child that it was “to big” for them. I was flabbergasted. The child’s disappointment was clear, but made no fuss.

I wanted to tell the parent; “You can read it if you feel that’s the case, but depriving a child of knowledge of culture at a young age devalues their appreciation for it.” Of course, as fitting human nature, I said nothing because it was appropriate to say nothing. I never heard those words as a child. When I went to a section in the childrens library wherever I was, any book was fair game. If I couldn’t read it, I tried my best anyway. To this day I think that determination helped me read, because my curiosity was so great. When I saw a book with a catchy title or a nice picture at the front, I *HAD* to have it.

It is much more prudent to say “that book is hard to read” rather then “it’s to big for you”. Why? Because it spreads the book’s *responsibility* of difficulty and lays a standard for fairness in saying just in general that it is hard to read. While the latter is a direct and clearly aimed gripe about the child’s ability, only barely concerning the book as “it’s”. There has been a steady drop in the reading and writing scores of children across the state, while math scores remain high and dry. Schools aren’t taking reading and writing as seriously as they used to, and I think that is an American dilemma. We love science, so of course the ability to read and write is redundant in regards to high mathematical prowess. Or… is it?

You’re thoughts ladies and gentlemen?

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Oh Audience: A Cordial Intro

Hello Audience,

To some, I’m a familiar face. To those who recognize me, I tip my hat to you. It’s wonderful to see you here. My fellow writers have introduced themselves in their unique fashions, now I will introduce myself, briefly.

 

I have been writing, creatively, since I was a small child. I loved the thrill of imagination that I would rise whenever I created such a character that even I looked at and wished I could be. My writing grew more towards the analytically side of things. I like to take things apart, and see how many ways I can look at it before I arrive at my own. I love reading, I like video games, cycling, rollerblading, and tennis. I’m always interested in hearing how other people see the world. Meeting people who enjoy a bit of civil discourse is always a pleasure for me. It’s an opportunity, to see another angle. To think differently about things that seem obvious.

I have blogged for over a year, on and off as time permitted. I go to University of Houston and my major is in business. I had originally intended to major in history, as history is something I enjoy talking at length about and generally enjoy. However, as the tide changes through the day, so to do the plans of mankind. Circumstances led me to a place where it became prudent of me to major in business instead. My focus will either be marketing, or management. I haven’t decided. It it strange to me that I used to be so sure of what I could do, and suddenly the unexpected flashed in my vision. I saw an opportunity for adventure that wasn’t previously there. A lure of the uncertain that promised a tomorrow I had never thought about previously. How could I refuse?

 

I wasn’t very brief, but it’s much better then I expected myself to do. Audience, this blog is not just about the authors. It’s also about you. We like discussions, so we might comment in each other’s posts. I encourage anyone and everyone to do the same. One of our goals, is hearing your thoughts audience. To a brighter tomorrow, and the learning eternal. I will thoroughly enjoy being apart of this new thing. It will be my joy to captivate you.

Looking for Lighthouses’ Introduction :)

Hello readers!

I’m Looking for Lighthouses, and I can honestly say that I am grateful to be part of this new form of internet expression (new to me anyway), so thank you for taking the time to read our blog!  First and foremost, I am not a person of single interest.  I become bored easily and am easily entertained, so anything could become a topic of conversation (written or otherwise) for me, so feel free to send a message my way if you feel the need.  I am an open mind, a listening ear, and an opinionated voice who most likely day-dreams more than I should.  I have been writing as long as I can remember, and I generally write in the fantasy/science-fiction genres, as I find unexplored worlds fascinating.  I would love to venture into realistic fiction someday – sometimes, I think, the most interesting world is one’s own mind.  Of course, I plan on publishing a book (or many) one day, so I will keep y’all updated!

To cover the basics, I am a Christian (please do not assume that means that I am judgmental – you may be surprised by my beliefs), I love rock music (among other genres), and my favorite band is Aerosmith.  I can, and will, talk about music for an eternity, as I have played the viola since I was six, and my love for music is endless.  My favorite book is The Once and Future King, and although I read newer novels, I tend to read much more classical literature.  I am starting at Baylor University in the fall as a University Scholars Major, which basically means that I have no required classes, that I design my own major with an advisor.  This allows me to study not only English/Literature, but Medical Humanities and Engineering.  Quite a lot of work, yes, but I want to follow my dream of being both a doctor and a writer, and I have faith that with Help, I can live out my desire to both help others and express that burning creativity that resides in me.

To conclude, thank you again for taking the time to read our thoughts, and I humbly and with gratitude invite you to delve deeper into our blog.

– Looking for Lighthouses

World

The world is a cruel and unfair place for many people. This world is complex to acknowledge and realize why the world has come to be. All we can do is stand by, watch or stand up, battle until the end. Which will you do? Just stand by, watch the world go by or stand up and revolutionize the world. The question is within people hearts. In the end, I know what I have deiced since I was an infant…. Have you?

A wise man

A wise man told me life is how you make of it. You can’t changes your mistakes in life only look at what you have done wrong and changes it for the better in life. I always have that in mind no matter where I’m at. I use to think that I could changes the past for the better and try so hard to fix things and always fail. Until I realized that you can’t changes the past only learn from your mistakes to make it better. No one is perfect in life; everyone makes their mistakes sooner or later. Life is full of choice no matter where you are. There will come a time that you will have to make a choice and it may hurt another person or it may not be the right choice but in the end it will be your choice you made from the heart.