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The Nation Article on Avoiding Fake News From Bangkok

I read this article when teaching a class in Bangkok for the USAID. I enjoyed reading the English version of the papers in the hotel lobby. This column in the The Nation by Suthichai Yoon started with: Thais got a taste of what “fake” news can do to you recently when Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm. Continue reading

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Is the Internet Ruining Reading?

“The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.“–Dan Rather Because of the internet, emailing, and text-messaging on cell phones, we actually do more reading now than we did in the seventies and eighties when … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Be Reading

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.“–Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) Seeing an article on the benefits of reading … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Update: Did You Get Your Novel Written?

“There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.“ –W. Somerset Maugham Last month 311,575 writers took the pledge to write a 50,000 word novel.  A daunting challenge for sure.  If you’re still skeptical … Continue reading

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Write a Novel in 30 days?!

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Started in July of 1999 with just 21 participants, NaNoWriMo, which challenges participants to write a complete … Continue reading

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Read a Banned Book

“To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list.“–John Aiken Celebrate the freedom to read what you want and having an open mind during Banned Book Week, September 30-October 6, 2012.  We have listed below ten frequently challenged classics.  The … Continue reading

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