Showing posts from December, 2011

Rereading the Book that Changed my Life

Last time I went to my favorite bookstore, I found an old copy of the book that I read in 7th grade that helped me understand Dyslexia. It is called To Read or Not to Read by Daphne M. Hurford, I was currious if the book would still be good to someone who has read tons on disability and also on idenity and not just on the medical view of Disability. 14 years later it made me happy in most of the same ways. It talks about famous people with disabilties and about how different people with dyslexia work to achieve. It talks about discrimination, differences in laws and how special education can be different per school. It also talks about the differences between high school and college. Rereading it, it reads in many of the ways I think if I were to write a book it would sound. I think this probably means as well that this book has shaped most of how I view my dyslexia.

What also facisnates me about her book is how it is one big story. A story of the people who have dyslexia and how dysle…

Comments on writing and spelling

I have been overhearing a lot of comments lately that make me really pissed off. I address them each time and they still piss me off. I think the people who say them don't realize how they sound or maybe they do. I think because I am with more and more smart people the more they take for grant it people can spell. This is something that is wierd becuase I know I can not infact I write this blog unspellchecked  partially to prove a pont that I have come very far even with out help from where i was. I also do it to prove just because you can't spell means nothing.

I have never really been able to understand why spelling if it is close to write matters cause I can not catch spelling mistakes on my own and I know it. So after all that comments that say people who can't spell are dumb really piss me off cause I guess i know if that is the case that makes me dumb. I know at this point in my life that I am not dumb.

So comments I have heard lately are: If you can't spell some…