My forty day fast from video games began sort of on a whim. I must have read or seen something, or was moved by His Majesty, to say to myself that I needed a long vacation from the gaming.
I would like to write a bit on reading aloud, not to oneself, though that has it's virtue, but on reading to others. Reading aloud has a long history. People have been doing it since there was writing. It was actually rather strange to read silently even to oneself in antiquity. St. Augustine was surprised … Continue reading On Reading Aloud
I was reading Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Garden of Children's Verses" to my boys the other day and in the poem the child mentions mother, "blowing out the light." It struck me how we don't do that anymore. We just flip a switch.