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Dyslexia and Me: “So Many Books, So Little Time”

Frank Zappa has created music that has been in my collection for many years and I have learnt valuable lessons about “Yellow Snow” which I will definitely NOT be eating. Mr Zappa once said, “So many books, so little time.” This is a quote I have really taken to heart in the last few years.

I’m covering a bit of old ground here, but it is something that I am becoming more passionate about since taking on the Goodreads Challenge earlier this year. That and jealousy of conversations I have been left out of in regards to popular fiction and classic books everyone seems to assume that you have read.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: A Response from a Dyslexic #TimeToTalk

I have just read The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia on Dyslexic Advantage Blog and wanted to give my two pennies worth to the topic.

I can only speak from my own experience as I am not an educator or a health care worker. I am also not in the United States, so please read the original article for the full context. What I would like to discuss is the possible implications of not identifying dyslexia in schools.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: S is for Socialising

I think I talk a lot about schooling on here and studying! Instead in this blog I am going to discuss socialising and self-esteem. I don’t think people really associate dyslexia with social interaction issues. Perhaps it’s something that is specific to me and my dyslexia, but there’s no harm in discussing this topic and see what comes back from it! This is probably one of my most personal blogs to date and I hope it comes as some reassurance to anyone else who has similar issues.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Dyslexia, Self Esteem and Depression

Robin Williams as Mork Source: http://doyouremember.com/

Robin Williams as Mork
Source: http://doyouremember.com/

Mork calling Orson, come in Orson…

You will have had to be hiding under a rock for the last couple of weeks to have missed the extremely sad news on the passing of Robin Williams. Robin was one of my favourite actors from when I was a kid watching the reruns of Mork and Mindy with my older cousin who used to babysit for us on a Tuesday evening. I loved many of his films from Aladdin, Hook and Mrs Doubtfire to Good Morning Vietnam and Patch Adams. I think he was my first favourite actor!  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Dreams or Reality (Graduation)

Dreams/Reality

Dreams/Reality

This photo is of me on Tuesday 8th July, 2014. It’s the day after I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a 2:1 in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies – History. What’s the significance of this photograph? Well if you had told me 10 years ago I would be graduating from university at all I would have laughed and told you to pull the other leg! The tshirt I am wearing in this photograph is from a sketch in Father Ted, my favourite comedy series. In the episode, Father Dougal gets very confused between dreams and reality, so Ted draws him a diagram to explain.  Read the rest of this entry

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