Women’s Literature

Enter to win a pair of Apple AirPods. Take Your Audiobook Game to the Next Level. ____________________ While there is no doubt that women’s stories and women writers — and particularly women writers of color — have been underrepresented in literature since before Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press (that’s pre-1440 for anyone who doesn’t…

via 16 Books From The Past Decade That Every Woman Needs To Read: Critical Linking, February 26 — BOOK RIOT

Respect those voices, language is a gift.

In his 1946 essay, Politics and the English Language, George Orwell discusses the consequences and causes of sloppy language. It’s a vicious cycle: “[Language] becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” In this “post-truth” age of “alternative facts”, when…

via Dictionaries to the Rescue: On the Importance of Words in a Post-Truth Era — BOOK RIOT

I Make My Children Do Music (VIDEO)

Everything you say makes sense, yet I couldn’t ‘make’ my musical son involve himself with lessons and study. Attitudes from School and peers had more influence than did I. The result as you suggested was involvement with marijuana and alcohol, hatred of organisation and school attendance. My beautiful son ended his life at 39 years – we could not reach him. Reasoning did not work. I sincerely hope you can hold influence within your family. A birth in 1963 presented so many difficulties for parents which we were unprepared for. I am a failed parent musician who could not hold influence the way you are able to. May music thrive and hold your family together.

Playing any musical instrument is beneficial!

Musical Instrument students use their special skills when studying other subjects. The techniques for concentration, listening, communicating , writing and performing are enhanced, and self confidence is developed.

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You would definitely appreciate this and start playing a musical instrument of your choice very soon!

> Increases concentration!

Playing a musical instrument demands concentration of pitch, rhythm, tempo, musical notes being played at the right length and the sound quality thereby making one to concentrate while he plays.

> Stress reliever!

Music is an art and sounds the best when a musician plays it with emotions. This can be a great form of therapy thereby relieving one’s stress. Music therapy has been useful in treating children with stress, autism etc..

> Develop social skills!

Musicians form bands and play at different events and orchestras. It is said that musical relationship and friendship will last much longer than any other relations.

> Makes one disciplined!

Practicing hard notes becomes difficult without proper discipline. Discipline is attained by regularly practicing music

> Eliminate stage fright!

Musicians are bound to perform at multiple…

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