Comments by rjk1915
Posted on May 16 at 9:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I recall sitting with children's books in the library at the age of six. I rapidly became a confirmed reader, and I've been told that I was reading at eighth grade level from the first grade. The point I want to make, one that gets little mention, is that the best way to learn spelling, grammar, style, and a lot of other things, is by reading, reading, and reading - anything and everything. What happens is that you don't have to recall rules; you just know what looks wrong.
Posted on May 1 at 7:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There is a very simple answer to the argument that age requiremnts for becoming a drunk or a soldier should be identical. The job qualifications are not the same for both.
Posted on April 20 at 7:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)
When are we going to accept the fact that some "students" are unteachable, and that it makes no sense to spend the most resources on the least promising ?
Posted on April 16 at 7:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There seems to be an idiotic idea that if something can't be done perfectly it shouldn't be done at all. It seems to be common on this subject.
Posted on April 12 at 10:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Analysis of global warming is not based on looking at any one year; that is a misunderstanding .
Posted on April 12 at 7:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Some day Malthus will be right .
Posted on April 12 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Fracking is opposed largely by egotists who have little grasp of reality. Other less celebrity-worshipping states have already disposed of this "problem".
Posted on April 12 at 7:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Maybe part of the problem is trying to teach the unteachable .
Posted on March 26 at 5:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There will always be uncivilized behavior on the part of the lower segments of society.
Posted on March 5 at 7:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It will succeed if it doesn't succumb to the usual temptation to go upscale, fancy, and expensive.