Excerpt: “I learned to read by learning the shape of every word. That’s right; I had to memorise every word in the English language just to be functional. It took me a long time!… what was initially a challenge turned out to be a blessing. He explains, “With dyslexia, it’s like when you’re blind, […]
‘Tis the season for College Application Essays. We recently had the pleasure of reading this wonderful essay from Elias Schultz (currently a Freshman at prestigious Amherst College in Massachusetts).
It’s young people like Eli who are heralds of a new generation. Bravo Eli !!! You also write beautifully!
“When I started the process of looking for […]
Excerpt: “Dyslexia forced me to think outside the conventional cube and maybe that manner of thinking is why I’ve been invited to speak at the US Naval War College, at West Point, at various military and homeland security exercises and at a few strategic studies groups that I probably shouldn’t be talking about here. […]
“Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because I was much older than children who read easily, had come to think, as I have learnt since, that I had not all my faculties.”- William Butler Yeats
Who would have guessed that William Butler […]
“When I was in school I wondered why I didn’t understand; now I wonder why “they” don’t understand. My life and my viewpoint are distinct, and I love it this way. Dyslexies are often the inventors, the artists, and the creators. We are the different people who make a difference.”
And: “How I create, think, […]
Recently Brock and I re-discovered a wonderful phone interview we had with Vince Flynn, author of the Mitch Rapp series and a #1 New York Time Bestselling Author. Vince was amazing for so many reasons and he was a powerful spokesperson for the advantages associated with dyslexia. Vince received 60 rejection letters for his […]