Pam Allyn is an author and American literacy expert. She is also a self-described “passionate advocate for innovation in education and in building start ups that grow up to change the world.”
She describes reading and writing as processes that are dependent on each other. In her words:
Yes, I know Thanksgiving is on Thursday, but I couldn’t wait. 🙂
Jose Luis Borges was an Argentine poet, short-story writer, and essayist. His tales and poems have come to be regarded as classics of 20th Century world literature. In 1961, he gained international fame when he was awarded the Prix Formentor, the International Publishers Prize, which he shared with Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright.
His words offer valuable insight, a different perspective really, into the writing process. He saw writing as a guided dream. Specifically, on writing, he said:
Last month, I attended a music concert featuring mostly classical and orchestra music. Before the concert commenced, I looked through the program I was handed at the door. It contained details you would normally expect to see in a program of events: names of the organizers, history of past performances, names of individuals performing each musical piece, orchestra members and who was playing what instrument, degree qualifications, and accomplishments, etc.
But I also stumbled on an unexpected item.
Supertitles by XYZ.
What in the world are Supertitles? I wondered. Well, I did some digging around and here’s what I discovered.
E. B. White was a celebrated American writer. He contributed to the New Yorker magazine, writing musings, poems and sketches with admirable wit and humor. He also co-authored “The Elements of Style,” with William Strunk, Jr., which has become an essential style guide for writers (and non-writers). He was also a well-known children’s book author with three books to his credit including Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little.
On writing, he says:
“I hate plantains!” said nobody ever.
Have you met anyone who absolutely hated plantains or plantain chips?
Spraying money is a standard, popular tradition at Nigerian parties. That includes weddings, birthday parties, etc. Wherever there’s a live band or DJ or someone’s phone playlist supplying good music, Nigerians will rise to their feet and hit the dance floor. And the dance floor is where the spraying of money happens. Some folks call it a “money rain,” and others simply call it “throwing money away.”
Whether you paste individual one dollar bills on the forehead or chest of the dancer or throw a wad of cash in the air, the general term we use to describe it is “spraying.” You are spraying money.
If you’re like me, perhaps, you have often wondered what happens to all that money after spraying it.
Oya come, make we speculate together.