Originally posted on moviejoltz:
There was a time you could find a commune in the heart of a big metropolitan city. It was called an apartment building; I should know, because I grew up in one of them. Everyone knew everyone else in the building; in fact, it was not uncommon for a neighbor to give a quick knock on the back kitchen door and walk right in since we kept our doors unlocked during the day. Before I was able to walk down the stairs by myself I would scoot down them on my backside to visit a neighbor on a different floor. If someone could not get out to the grocery store, they would easily find a resident who was willing to go for them. Babysitting was simple because there were a multitude of parents who would willingly help each other out day or night. I loved growing up in an apartment…
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Originally posted on moviejoltz:
The spoken language is not an exact science. Sure there are rules we follow to aid us in communicating with each other; but some choose their words carefully, others say the first thing that pops into their mind. Then there is the inflection, the way we speak our words; some do so with conscious intentions. However, there are times where the intended remarks may come out in a veiled way that leaves them open for interpretation. By using tone, volume and speed to accentuate the words; they can caress a person’s soul like a velvet blanket or prick their heart with the tip of a sharp dagger. Adults seem to be better equipped to decipher what a person is saying to them. Children on the other hand are a whole different matter. They do not have the skills to navigate the convoluted road of language yet. A child proudly handing…
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Originally posted on Bill Mullins' Weblog - Tech Thoughts:
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Originally posted on 101 Books:
My 4 year old is going to love this book. In fact, I’m placing my order today.
What a great way to encourage kids to read. It’s goofy and immature, but these are kids! And they’re learning to read!
So what exactly is this book with no pictures? It’s a new kids’ book from BJ Novak, our favorite intern from The Office.
It’s just freakin’ brilliant. But I’ve got to work on my voice inflection before I read it to my son.
Here’s a promotional video of Novak reading the kids book. Be warned: It’s pretty awesome!
You can order it on Amazon.
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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Here it is! A new collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress.
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