If you are reading this post…

If you are reading this post, you took a journey to get here.  At some point, you learned to read.

If you are reading this post, it is highly likely that you are involved with education in some form.

If you are reading this post, then you are actively engaged in online media.

If you are reading this post, you are expending a portion of your most precious personal resource -your attention – on the ideas of someone you may or may not know personally.
If you are reading this post, it’s possible that your curiosity has been sparked. It’s possible that you are on the lookout for something in particular. Or perhaps for nothing special.

And yet, if you are reading this post, you are making a choice in favor of exposure, of taking a peek, of experiencing something you will not experience elsewhere.

If you are reading this post, then you are taking a moment to connect with someone else. You are venturing outside your own mind to investigate what someone else has to say and how she chooses to say it.

If you are reading this post, you may well have arrived here through serendipity. Or by design. You may be a follower. Or a leader.  What has your path been and where would you like it to take you?

If you are reading this post, you probably own your literacy and take measures to nourish and enhance it.  How are you encouraging others around you to do the same?

If you are reading this post, please take a moment to reflect on the many contributors to your literacy journey.  What are their names? How have they influenced you?  What would you say to them now to acknowledge their unique and priceless gifts to you?

If you have read this post and experienced resonance, then I want to say, “Thank you” and “Please, come again.”

This post is dedicated to my mother, Dorothea Lyons (1924-2014), who consistently fanned the flames of my curiosity, tirelessly insisted on my exposure to so much otherness along the way and inspired a love of the literate life like no one else I have ever encountered.

My mom, Dorothea Lyons

My mom, Dorothea Lyons