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I’ve just produced my seventh video to promote my latest book and first novel, Childless, about a childless child psychologist who tries to foil a U.S. government plot to have childhood identified as a medical disorder and eliminated from the human genome through genetic engineering. This video focuses on practical tips for writing a first...
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I was working on my Word Press website the other day and I wanted to paste in a complex object (I forget what it was), but was uncertain about how to proceed.  I knew the code for the object, and I clicked over to the ”text” version of the page where all the coding resides,...
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Summer is officially here, and many parents–after homeschooling their kids for the last three months–are wondering whether they should keep schooling their kids to make up for a potential ”summer slide” or just let them enjoy the summer.  I come down strongly on the side of enjoying summer, but that doesn’t mean learning need not...
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First, my complaint:  I don’t like the direction that reading instruction has taken in this country, moving as it has toward lock-step teaching of phonemic awareness, incessant teaching of reading comprehension ”skills” (e.g. finding the main idea, making inferences etc.), and ”close reading” strategies (where the child is restricted to just what is in the...
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This is going to sound ridiculously simplistic, but there is one basic way to learn how to write better:  write more.  That’s a little like saying A = A, so I perhaps need to flesh out this little gem in greater detail.  The point I’m trying to make is that you don’t learn to write...
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