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Read. To be Happy

Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA While I was in elementary school, I do remember my school having a campaign and posters to promote reading.  But I didn’t become passionate about reading until … Continue reading

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Words +==>

Photo Credit: JL 09, http://www.aijc.com.ph/pccf/mediamuseum/images/ang-kalayaan.jpg, Ramon FVelasquez From reading Bob Ong‘s books, specifically Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino? (English: Why Do Filipinos Read Books In Reverse?), I became acquainted with the Kartilya ng Katipunan (English: Primer of the … Continue reading

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Individuals: Thomas Edison & Serious Reading

In my last post, I focused on Thomas Edison as a businessman.  This time I will focus on Thomas Edison as a student: In school, the young Edison’s mind often wandered, and his teacher, the Reverend Engle, was overheard calling … Continue reading

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eRenaissance

There are reasons for any decline, like that of the Renaissance.  But it is now possible for a “renaissance” to endure because digital technology makes it easier for us to obtain knowledge freely. But in order to instill the spirit … Continue reading

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Overcoming Poverty

It’s time for me now to relate the story of Socorro Ramos which I’m getting from her children’s book: According to the book, her family has always been in the business of selling.  When she was 5 years old, she … Continue reading

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