Reading Solution: July 2014

What difference does a book make? A lot. Researchers find a strong correlation between a child’s success in school and the number of books available at home. In a study of factors for academic success in forty-two countries, sociologist Mariah Evans...

Reading Solution: June 2014

Can you put a monetary value on the time parents spend playing with their children? Probably, we can all agree that getting a good education is an important precursor to…

Reading Solution: May 2014

May 5th 2014 Is technology squeezing out precious minutes of reading and quiet reflection from our busy lives? That was the question in last month’s column. Since then I have…

Reading Solution: April 2014

April 3rd 2014 I’ve been seeking quiet places as I make the rounds of auto repair and medical appointments with an enticing book in my hands. Surprisingly, many waiting rooms…