Friday, March 22, 2013

DON'T KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS! Get A Kindle

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YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
THOSE WHO EXCEL IN VIRTUE HAVE THE BEST RIGHT TO REBEL,
BUT THEY ARE OF ALL MEN THE LEAST INCLINED TO DO SO - Aristotle

WHENEVER YOU FIND YOURSELF ON THE SIDE OF THE MAJORITY,
IT IS TIME TO PAUSE AND REFLECT - Mark Twain

OX USED TODAY IN BURMA
In the time of Christ people toiled the soil with oxen.  Goads, in the form of sharp sticks, were used to control the large beasts.  Sometimes the oxen would rebel, kicking against the "pricks", increasing their pain.

Saul, rebelling against God, was advised "Not  To Kick Against The Pricks"
Acts 26:14

THE MOST DAMAGING PHRASE IN THE LANGUAGE IS
"IT'S ALWAYS BEEN DONE THAT WAY" Grace Hopper



When Kindles first came out, my family bought into this new product with gusto.  They told me just how great it was, cheaper books, easy to read, carry an entire library of books in your hand--I wasn't buying.  I liked books!

When I had my left hip replaced, heading for months of recovery, the family bought me a Kindle, with enough money on deposit to buy books for a long time.  I fell in love with my new method of reading.  Thanks again, family!

ONLY DEAD FISH SWIM DOWNSTREAM - Malcolm Moggeridge

A kindle can be custom designed with a new skin to suit the reader.  I chose a Navy theme.

Until I got a suitable, firm cover for my kindle I broke three of them, from carrying them in my jeans pocket. That's not the way to treat a kindle.

I am now on my fourth kindle, same original style, and have transferred this same skin from one kindle to another.  Amazing!

BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL, BECAUSE THOSE
WHO MIND DON'T MATTER AND THOSE THAT MATTER DON'T MIND
Dr. Seuss

Kindles have evolved to not only a new, smaller size, but are capable of doing all kinds of visual and audio communication. You can listen to a book being read, you can choose any size type you want and the new ones have a light built in.

I prefer the light on my old kindle.  It shines a bright light to read by, but only on the kindle.  My sleeping wife is not at all bothered because she cannot see the light.

ORIGINALITY IS INDEPENDENCE, NOT REBELLION;
IT IS SINCERITY, NOT ANTAGONISM - 
George Henry Lewes

My lovely wife, Julie Ann, is also an avid reader.  I have tried now for two years to convert her over to a kindle.  Like me, she rebelled, refusing to give up her printed book.

Recently my son, Mark, having moved up to one of the new model kindles, offered to give his old one to me when I broke mine. Instead, I gave him $25 for it and gave it to Julie.  She took to it like a duck takes to water, won't put it down, read all night a couple times.  Funny!

POETRY IS MAN'S REBELLION AGAINST WHAT HE IS
James Branch Cabell

WALT AND MARK
Thanks to his love of family and magnanimous generosity, my son, Mark, formed a kindle club library for the family, allowing the 14 or so members to simply buy the deeply discounted kindle books from Amazon and put them onto a charge account he opened and maintains for the family.  The family members  repay Mark as they can and do.  The library contains about 1,500 books.  Each member can read what the other has bought freely.


IF YOU ARE A READER, DON'T KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS,
GET YOURSELF A KINDLE.



GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S

GOD BLESS THE USA

1 comment:

Phatmom said...

I sure do love my Kindle Fire! I read it whenever I can pry it out of Jack's hands. He enjoys playing Spider Solitaire on it and he keeps up with my Facebook account with it.