Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Rain On The Rock

Ray Bradbury dying got me to thinking.  His writing always did.  I read his stuff in grade school.  Not in school, but at the library and at home.  And in light of how schooling has nosedived, how we homeschooled our kids, here are a couple of statements from Bradbury with which I agree:

'Libraries raised me. I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.'

'You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do—and they don’t.'

There are teachers who, worth their weight in gold, point you on the way and leave you to develop on your own.

Two of the greatest, Heinlein and Bradbury, have inspired me to be my best.

As for the rain on the rock, it is not a fabian socialist steady erosion of Freedom.  It is the constant drip, drip, drip that wears away the collectivists, that erodes the disease seeking to eat us up.

Read about these great writers.

Add your own drops to the resistance as we wear down the wearers.

And hey, don't be a clone of Bradbury nor anyone else.

Be yourself.

1 comment:

teacher said...

From our view, it is the student worth his/her weight in gold -s-.