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"Defining My Dyslexia" (And mine too)

As the dyslexic in residence, I enjoyed reading this article, and hope you not only enjoy reading it, but learn something too.


SAN FRANCISCO — I STARTED cataloging insults in the second grade. Notable put-downs heard outside my special-ed classroom included “dimwinky,” “retardochuckles” and “the meat in the sandwich of stupid.” The last of which, if you think about it, is a seriously impressive use of metaphor for a 7-year-old. I learned all the jokes about dyslexia, and told them to better effect than anyone else. Making fun of myself was my best defense. The other choices — hiding from my diagnosis or accepting myself as limited — didn’t appeal.

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My serious remarks are oft seriously mistaken.

Those that fail to understand how serious I am, label me, "humorist." I am amused by their mistaken reaction. Let it be.

It is oft the case in human nature that Sir Issac Newton did not take into accout when formulating his famous equation: "For every action, their is a equal & opposite reaction." Seems human nature is not bound by such laws of physics. Alas, I see no correction for his mistake. Sir Newton's that is.

Historical precedents: Baron Munchausen once saved himself from peril when mired in a bog. He single-handily pulled himself & his horse out of a bog by his own hair (a ponytail). Later variants of this tall tale had him lifting himself by his own bootstraps. This is a literary violation of Newton's Laws. It is humorous. Let us pause, and reflect.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

(((Granger))), thank you for the interesting article!

I have posted several things elsewhere that you might be interested in. These include a Memorial Day tribute, some new posts on the Agape' Forum, and this RANT about hymns in traditional American church services (while I do realize that a Catholic Mass provides a somewhat different musical context than a Protestant church service does, you might still find what I wrote to be interesting).

The Lord bless you and keep you, dear Catholic lady patriot.

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand


And mine too. Big Bump! Good find Thanks

It's empowering

Made my day