Archive for March, 2010
My parents never read to me during my childhood. We speak Chinese to each other and English is our second language. Perhaps that’s why National Reading Month (March) and the recent birthday of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Suess, have me feeling new appreciation for a particular children’s book.
“Oh Say Can You Say?” is my favorite Dr Seuss book. It’s filled with silly tongue twisters and I’ve read it aloud to my children countless times. Long before I decided to become a broadcast journalist, I knew the importance of being able to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
My kids are reading on their own now and I’m always plodding through at least two novels. I can’t remember the last time I got to read “Oh Say Can You Say?” and it’d probably take me awhile to find it. Say, maybe I will and then have some green eggs and ham!
This post was inspired by the Yahoo! Mother Board.
For a number of reasons, I’ve decided not to divert traffic from this website to my blog at Chicago Now. I guess I just don’t want to kill myself off online! I’ve been writing in all sorts of web spaces anyway so what’s another? While I’ll be posting here far less often, I’ll continue to blog on the Fox Chicago website, the Chicago Moms Blog and (this just in) the Yahoo Mother Board along with Chicago Now.
I became a journalist because I love to write which is why I want to encourage more young people to focus on it. Along with a good friend, MJ Tam, I recently launched a website called Young Chicagonista. Please indulge me by checking it out and reading this week’s Huffington Post article on our site. Write on!