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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sad commentary on the future generation

Here's a disturbing article about what today's youth are reading, or not-reading.. Bill Crider posted part of it on his blog. Here's the link to the Washington Post Article. Are our faculty to blame for not setting high standards or for trying to be politically correct and giving us watered down diversity? Or is it just the easy availability of other content on the internet and television?


  1. Todd Mason said...

    Complacency is what it is. Sadly, the kind that says "Lucky come Hawaii" and puts up with, say, the Dillingham Commission for a century.

    Hey, where's "make" among your lexicon...most useful for mystery writers.

    "Moke" seems to have a continental ancestry..."mokey" apparently referred to a petty criminal or punk in the '30s in at least some of the Contiguous.

  2. Helen Ginger said...

    I think we're all drawn to eye candy and catchy tunes. And there's nothing inherently wrong with that. But I do think we need to be grounded in the meat of books, music, and art. I loved Sylvia Plath in college. I rarely read poetry now, but if I hadn't had that instruction then I would be the worse off now. I read the classics in college and now I read just about anything.

    Frankly, as a parent, I would not like Meyer to be taught to my college student. Not unless she was taught along with the greats.


  3. Helen Ginger said...

    On Saturday, I visited Bahia Mar Marina. Have pictures....

  4. Mark Troy said...


    Excellent. Can't wait to see the pictures.

  5. Morgan Mandel said...

    Frankly I prefer not having radical books popular again. Being a Boomer, I've seen enough unrest. I'm just glad at least the younger generation find something to find an interest in reading.

    Morgan Mandel