Reading Dictionaries

I had the pleasure of talking with students at a nearby school a couple of weeks ago. The kids asked great questions, some of which I’ve never been asked before. One that I especially loved:

Q: Do you like to read dictionaries?

A: (Startled gape. Then growing excitement.) Yes. Yes, I do, I always did! When I was home sick from school as a kid I used to browse through our World Book Encyclopedias. How did you know?

What I didn’t ask and wish I would have: Do you? Do you like to read dictionaries too?

I love talking to students. They always inspire and invigorate me. Many thanks to  Three Lakes Academy in Curtis, Michigan for the invitation.

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