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    Folks, Book learning.......

    Folks,

    On another thread stockpicker had mentioned that learning was a lifelong process.....I tend to come at it from the same perspective.....

    Some of the folks have some pretty heavy cred on the forums insofar as intellect is concerned some because of advanced education and others like myself....just high school but mostly self taught from books and the school of hard knocks....either way it's all good....

    If I have an interest in a subject I'll find the best books or experts in the field and learn it to the best of my ability....it also helps to keep the grey cells active during the cabin fever season.....

    Some of it's intellectual and some just for fun.....the following 2 pictures will give you an example....lol

    Regards + HH

    Bill
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    Bill, I must agree as well learning is a life long adventure. Much fun. When I was a kid my favorite thing to do was read. Anything from repair manuals, to magazines, to history books, to fiction. Not all wisdom is learned in a classroom. Life itself is a magnificent teacher. All one must be willing to do is pay attention.
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    I'm sure crispin can add a lot more to the Convo but I believe it is pretty well accepted that one needs to continue to "exercise" the brain to keep it healthy. My dad does a lot of sudoku and crosswords everyday. Just like exercising the body. You know what they say, use it or lose it!!
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    I've seen some highly educated well schooled upper crust folks who have lot's of fancy initials after their name standing in an acid rain staring straight up with their mouth agape.

    I gotta go for the beer book and the killing off of slower brain cells theory. Think about it... all the warning labels- don't use a hair dryer in the shower stuff. It's not for people who can't read, now is it?

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    I don't get much time to read, but rebgirl was telling me about a book called 50 shades of grey. sounded interesting

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    jeff,

    Probably you should check it out or else she'll come after you with her shive....be afraid....be very afraid...lol.



    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    I don't get much time to read, but rebgirl was telling me about a book called 50 shades of grey. sounded interesting

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    Do comic books count If so, I'm in
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    I don't get much time to read, but rebgirl was telling me about a book called 50 shades of grey. sounded interesting
    LOL! DJ, cue the MUSIC... WHITER SHADE OF PALE.

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    They say "knowledge is power" and I believe it to be true. The last four pieces of literature that have graced my eyes during the last few days are as follows.

    1. Dr. Seuss's Go Dog Go
    2. The Prehistory Of Northern Ontario
    3. A Legacy Of Stone
    4. Copper Technology In The Maritimes: An Examination Of Indigenous Copper-Working In The Maritime Provinces During The Prehistoric And Historic Period

    I'm planning to have a beer with my Penny collection on Friday evening then off to the club to swoon the ladies. That is of course all after a trip to the University's library in the morning. It's all true.... well except for the club part of it.
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    I worked in my school library from the 2nd grade through 6th grade. Before I was 10, I had mastered Mythology, astrology, Marco Polo, wars, religions, etc...... Loved biographies and autobiographies. My parents had also saved every Time Life, Harpers' Bazaar, and Readers Digest, going back to the 40's. My SAT scores at 12 yo said I was reading and comprehending at a college level.
    7th grade and on, it all went downhill, as far as the secular learning goes. I actually think I learned more from that library and those magazines, than I did my classrooms.
    Please don't ask about my MMPI scores. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat-tekker-cat View Post
    I worked in my school library from the 2nd grade through 6th grade. Before I was 10, I had mastered Mythology, astrology, Marco Polo, wars, religions, etc...... Loved biographies and autobiographies. My parents had also saved every Time Life, Harpers' Bazaar, and Readers Digest, going back to the 40's. My SAT scores at 12 yo said I was reading and comprehending at a college level.
    7th grade and on, it all went downhill, as far as the secular learning goes. I actually think I learned more from that library and those magazines, than I did my classrooms.
    Please don't ask about my MMPI scores. LOL!
    MMPI is a WONDERFUL tool; I remember taking THAT!

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    I recently read a book called New York and it taught me tons of stuff I didn't know about the early times in America. I used to pore over encyclopedias and National Geographic when I was young.its good to get the brain honed in case I ever get to be on Jeopardy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat-tekker-cat View Post
    I worked in my school library from the 2nd grade through 6th grade. Before I was 10, I had mastered Mythology, astrology, Marco Polo, wars, religions, etc...... Loved biographies and autobiographies. My parents had also saved every Time Life, Harpers' Bazaar, and Readers Digest, going back to the 40's. My SAT scores at 12 yo said I was reading and comprehending at a college level.
    7th grade and on, it all went downhill, as far as the secular learning goes. I actually think I learned more from that library and those magazines, than I did my classrooms.
    Please don't ask about my MMPI scores. LOL!
    Lol, okay I will not ask about your MMPI scores. I just want to know about the L, K, and S scales.

    Crisp

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0121stockpicker View Post
    I'm sure crispin can add a lot more to the Convo but I believe it is pretty well accepted that one needs to continue to "exercise" the brain to keep it healthy. My dad does a lot of sudoku and crosswords everyday. Just like exercising the body. You know what they say, use it or lose it!!
    You got this spot on. I am commonly asked, "What can I do to stave off dementia and memory problems?" Answer, "Anything that keeps the mind active." More specifically, anything that involves making complex analysis and decisions. Sudoku and Crosswords are great examples. Word finds are not that helpful, they utilize a different part of the brain. Bridge is another excellent example, solitarie not so much.

    Reading helps but that is also a different part of the brain and people should do additional decision making exercises.

    Metal detecting is very helpful. Gardening is good as well. The important thing is to find a hobby that keeps the mind active and is enjoyed.

    Crispin

 

 
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