Monthly Archives: October 2014

Don’t Mess with Texas Books

You’d never know the Book is considered an endangered species if you wandered across the Texas Book Festival. Don’t tell the thousands of people swarming the Texas Capitol, its grounds and the many tents sprawling across the Texas Capitol grounds and spilling … Continue reading

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Never-Ending Storytellers

“When I find an author I truly adore, an author who makes my gutstrings vibrate, I will read everything they have written.” — Austin Kleon, 33 Thoughts on Reading Great concept, Austin — but 2 of my favorite authors constantly … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes w/ G.M.C. Massey

Let me tell you a story about those G.M.C. Massey memoir excerpts I’ve posted here before. My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, was born and raised in rural East Texas in 1880 and taught school for nearly twenty years in early 20th Century … Continue reading

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See What I Mean? Images Aid Learning

An enormous amount of our brain is devoted to visual processing — up to 60% by some estimates. Leveraging visual thinking processes to improve learning simply makes sense. Key images provide overarching cognitive organizers, and work well as visual mnemonics. Repetition of … Continue reading

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