Thursday, October 14, 2010
We All Pitch In
This is what we have been up to since hubby's lasik. I taught Lisa how to 'adore' my Husky. Both to me are beautiful and should be treated with respect.
Zephyr has the fever to learn how to use weapons. Saenz wants to learn guitar. Hubby wants a job closer to home. And I was surprised to open another box to find a beautiful Kindle sent by Grumpy Gramps. My first download will be:
'The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution,' by W.C. Nell printed in 1855. Plus other hard to find books, I may only be able to download electronically & for free on Amazon, Internet Archive, Library of Congress, plus other sites. What is cool is; I can find books from all over the place and have them safely within my greedy book consuming hands in no time.
I am a bit odd I know but, feel if I am going to use a tool like television, computer, Kindle; I might as well be stuffing the organ I call my brain like a sponge.
I did want to pass on this link to the contributions of Hispanic people in America and milestones.
Back On Topic:
Now on to other things I have been thinking about. Isn't it funny how without the proper knowledge or language to ask; a person can be stuck in a rut? By this I mean, if I don't know which questions to ask I may never learn of amazing things just like the 'free' Kindle download from libraries across the world. Which is why education is never a waste. Questions are never silly unless intended. And KNOWLEDGE is a blessing, priviledge, or hard won fight.
Imagine this world 40 years from now. I grew up when television was limited to three channels, the phone cord was 2 feet long, and checks took two weeks to clear the bank, and computers were not a standard piece of home equipment. That is just a teensy example of the world we lived in only far back as the 70s. All I know is, everytime I teach my children a new 'tool' perhaps, they in turn may look back to learn more of themselves.
Thanks to Grumpy Gramps, you do not know of the worlds you have opened up to my family by your gifts.