I tell my mom nowadays: those comic books and fantasy novels that I devoured as a kid/teen that she always wanted to throw out? They 100% helped teach me how to write. Those skills that I learned through that helped lead me to become a successful lawyer and are the reason I can pay the mortgage on her $2M house. Read more
When weather is crummy and the pilots have to rely more on instruments rather than eyesight, the mandated distance between planes increases, which may make simultaneous operations on adjacent runways untenable
All of this is truth.
On my inaugural visit to our town’s library at the age of six or seven I asked the children’s librarian if they had an Hardy Boys books. I was already an avid reader by then. I will never forget this, and it happened about a half-century ago. She said, dismissively, “No, dear, we don’t have that kind of stuff.” Read more
I’m (at times) a librarian in public libraries and so many times I had parents come to me saying their kid was a reluctant reader or they only read comics and I said that was great and comics were fine to read! I then showed them the Horrible Histories series (and Famous Dead People) because those are true historical… Read more
That’s what someone from the school told my aunt and uncle when my cousin was having trouble - it didn’t matter if it was cereal boxes to start with, it just had to get him started.