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Google search can help with spelling

Google can help you when you don't know the exact spelling of a word.

For example you are looking for the word "melanoma", but you don't know the exact spelling. Something with a 'm', an 'e' and 'a' that's all you know.

You know it has something to do with cancer and you can spell the word cancer.

So in the search box of Google you type the word "cancer".

Google gives suggestion in a drop down box, in the list you will recognize the word "melanoma".

Click on the suggestion you recognize "cancer melanoma" and you will get the research results for "cancer melanoma".








If you can read the following paragraph, copy it and send it to your friends.

Only great minds can read this

This is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it!

Live is to short to worry about "i" or an "I" !


Hurd just something on which (I think) a lot of dyslexics while agree on in the "BBC Click" program.

The phrase "he does not use capital letters to define his punctuation. So get over it. Life is too short to worry about these things." Very good said why bother white an "i"or an "I" while in the meanwhile so much is happing in the world.

Kate Russel presents Webscape and inform us about interesting websites and speaks about the web blog Deputy Dog.


"In the writer's own words, this is a blog about stuff. Mainly interesting architecture, clever design, geographical oddities and so on, and he does not use capital letters to define his punctuation. So get over it. Life is too short to worry about these things.

Not only is the content of this blog awe-inspiringly imaginative, but it is really well written. Topics are as wide ranging as "10 annoying brilliant offices" to the "top 10 physically modified people", with oodles of images and very readable commentary to draw you in.

Click the Popular link at the top to jump to the most highly rated entries. "Seven amazing holes" is the most peculiar subject to have dreamt up, but utterly incredible to look at and read.

I do not know where this guy gets his material but he is a true online genius. Thank you Deputy Dog, whoever you are." - Kate Russel. BBC Click 6 juni 2008.

A Q&A with Sherrilyn Kenyon/MacGregor

Sherrilyn Kenyon on being a writer and dyslexic

20 december 2007.

Jenny: In your biography (Wikipedia and others) we find "At seven you wrote and llustrated your first novel, you won a contest in third grade by writing an essay, at fourteen you made your first professional sale." Was it a hurdle, a big job to write it all down? Did you bother about spelling and/or grammar? Could you read your own text afterwards?
Sherrilyn: Well the first book I wrote, most of the letters are backwards and much of it is horribly misspelled, but it didn't stop me. Sometimes it pays to be too stubborn to listen to other people and in my case that was especially true.

Jenny: We've also learned that "as a child you knew that you wanted to be a writer." Why a writer?
Sherrilyn: I have no idea. No one else in my family was a writer and many times in my life, I've tried to figure out why I had this calling. I truly don't know. From my earliest memory it's what I've wanted to do.

Jenny: One would think, being dyslexic, it's hard to write words down, but obviously you are a living proof it doesn't have to be like that. Any thoughts?
Sherrilyn: It's much easier to type them than to write them. When my hubby and I were making out wills earlier this year, I was trying to jot down some notes and I was getting so frustrated that my hubby finally placed his hand over mine and said, "I'll take the notes, sweetie. Don't worry."

Jenny: Where do you think you get your inspiration from? What do you think contributes to it?
Sherrilyn Again, I have no idea. I've always had the imagination of a five year old. I just love creating new things and meeting new people, even if they aren't real.

Jenny: Do you consider being dyslexic an advantage, in the sense that it could contribute to your imagination? Or an advantage in any other way?
Sherrilyn: Not really. I attribute the imagination more to being left handed. Then again, my mother said I came into the world backwards and have been that way ever since. Maybe it's always been the dyslexia after all LOL.

Jenny: Did you do well in school?
Sherrilyn: Some days. If the teachers were understanding, I did extremely well. If they weren't, then they didn't allow me to have the time I needed to finish something. There were times and teachers where it was extremely frustrating.
But I try to only remember the good teachers who helped me and who taught me tricks and ways to work around the dyslexia.

Jenny: How and when did you (or someone else) discover your dyslexia?
Sherrilyn: First grade. My teacher realized it when I couldn't write anything correctly.

Jenny: What were your biggest disadvantages?
Sherrilyn: The fact that I have it so severely, it even manifests verbally. I get extremely embarrassed when I flub up sentences or words while speaking. And when I have to give speeches, there are times, especially when I'm tired, that I can't read and it's humiliating. I remember one teacher telling me in fourth grade that I'd never be able to speak in public or hold any job where I'd have to interact with people. She basically told me the only job I'd have as an adult was a janitor (which I have been in my past-- it's not a bad job, really).

Jenny: What worked for you to overcome you dyslexia disadvantages?
Sherrilyn: Flash cards. Learning to read with minimal recognition. That and autocorrect on the computer. There are certain letter combinations that are harder for me than others and those I can add in and they self correct. I also have another person who reads over my manuscripts and galleys and helps me to find words and letters out of order.
Jenny: I understand that you had a lot of support from your mother. Did she believe in you as a writer from the start?
Sherrilyn: I've always loved my mother dearly, but she was bipolar. When she believed in me, she believed in me one hundred and twenty percent. When she didn' wasn't fun. But I knew it was her own disability speaking so I never listened to her when she was in one of those cycles. Once she had it under control, she was a force to be reckoned with and never once thought I wouldn't be where I am, even when I wasn't so sure myself.


I wish you and your characters a lot of success with your upcoming book "The Warrior" and hopefully more to come!

Kinely MacGregor newest book "The Warrior"

The Warrior by Kinely MacGregor

Book Description

Lochlan MacAllister was born to lead. Ruthlessly groomed to take control of his clan, he has given his life to his people. But when he learns that the brother he thought was dead might still be alive, he embarks on a quest to find the truth.

Catarina wants a life of freedom. But now Catarina's royal father wants to use her as a pawn to ensure a treaty between conflicting lands. So much so that he's willing to kidnap his daughter to force the issue. But when she escapes, fate throws her into the path of a man she loathes.

Lochlan is stunned to find the shrewish Cat being hauled away by unknown men. Unwilling to see even her suffer, he frees her only to learn that she has her own demons to fight. When their fates intertwine, two people who know nothing of trust must rely on each other, and two enemies who have vowed their eternal hatred must find common ground, or see their very lives shattered.

Despite her dyslexia, MacGregor is a New-York Times best-selling author!


"The dyslexia is a bummer,” Kinley MacGregor (real name – Sherrilyn Kenyon) says, “as my copy-editors will tell you. My condition is so severe that is often manifests itself verbally.”

However, despite her severe condition, MacGregor has become a New York Times best-selling author, gaining fans all over the world. Her latest book, The Warrior, is being praised as her best. Suspenseful and riveting, this novel would be a feat for any author, but is a special success for one with dyslexia.

Her website averages 120,000 hits a week, and many of those are dyslexic fans, praising MacGregor as an inspiration. She hasn’t only overcome her difficulties, but thrived with them, and this is what gives hope to her many readers.

Do yourself a favor and check out this fabulous author (and her fabulous new book, The Warrior out December 26th!)"

Lauren Levy, 13th of December 2007.

He taught me it was ok to be who I really was!

I met Richard J. Schock yesterday via e-mail. He suggested putting Kurt Cobain on the list of famous people; because Kurt Cobain was a great example for him. So we decided to put his sorry "Why Kurt Cobain was a great help to him" on the website and hope this will be an inspiration to you too.

One Hell of a gift!

"I was 24 when I first heard this incredible new sound, it was like nothing I ever heard, It had Beatle like lyrics and melodies, but a real dirty raw hardcore Guitar sound. It was just so different; everyone was talking about this new album Bleach by a band called NIRVANA out of Seattle, now in those days the internet was in it's infancy and most people did not own desktops, let alone internet access and my family was no exception.

So I went out and bought as many music magazines as I could find that had NIRVANA articles in them and I started learning about this really amazing man Called Kurt Cobain. Now there was some information about Kurt and NIRVANA, but not nearly enough for my liking, but that all changed in the summer of 1991, because Never mind, NIRVANAS second LP exploded onto the charts like a Meteor and music would never be the same, because Grunge had arrived, and those of us who were generation X's has a new spokesman, Kurt Cobain. To really understand how big this was, you have to go back in time a bit, The Generation Xer's were raised on silly glam rock bans with poofy hair and wearing lipstick they looked more like girls then the hardcore rockers they purported to be, and to be quite frank we were sick to death of Van Halen, Kiss Poison, Motley Crew, churning out the same old meaningless drivel about chicks in g strings and muscle cars we could not afford and party, get laid party, booze, get laid, booze, it was nothing like our lives that they were gibbering about.

Now generation X had there own original sound, no more listening to the music of are older siblings. And our own leader, A guy most of us could relate to, who looked like us, jeans and sneakers and who dint dress himself like a Jackie on 10th avenue and then had the nerve to call themselves hardcore. After Never mind Blew up globally, information about Kurt Cobain was every ware. I devoured it, trying to learn as much as I could About This man, I found we had so much in common, we were both Dyslexic, he was a painter, I am a painter, he had the same issues in high school that I had, not really being excepted into the main pack and ostracized. My friends were the kids who liked to sneak into the New York City and go to the punk clubs and liked Art, basically just like Kurt but he did his thing on the east cost.

We were the weird kids, who dint really dig sports and team work, we were loners we dint need to take some ones dignity to elevate our own self esteem, and we were called the strange ones, funny you never saw anybody from my crew picking on anybody or making fun of the fat kids. And as I learned more I found out he was like me in so many ways. He dint really get along with his parents, just like me. He was shy and introverted, just like me. He would rather go to a art store and hang out there then go to a pep rally just like me. He uses to get pushed around and picked on, just like me. He liked sweet gentle Girls, just like me, he liked poetry, just like me. He liked getting high, just like me

He believed that women were treated like garbage and that had to changed , just like me ,he thought corporations were getting far to powerful and had the ability to exert far to much influence on our political system, just like me. He believed the consumer society was fat and bloated just like me, he believed that there was more to life then working to buy things you could not afford or need, life was more then a race to collect more and more possessions, it is also was about living and passion, just like me. Don't get me wrong I don't want to present Kurt Cobain as some Angel, he had a huge amount of very serious issues in his short life, but the way I look at it it's our imperfections that really are the sum of what we are, that's what makes each of us unique.

You asked me what Kurt gave me, he gave me a very special gift. He made me feel good about myself when I looked in the Mirror; he taught me it was ok to be who I really was, and that I owed no one an explanation, for what and who I was. That's one Hell of a gift."

Richard Schock, novembre 2007



The movie "Expresso" goes to the film festival of Cannes!

The film "EXPRESSO" by Kevin Powis and Martin Nigel Davey goes to the Festival de Cannes the 16th - 27th May 2007.

Martin Nigel Davey is one of the famous dyslexics, he is an actor and writer.

Elk kind moet zorg op maat krijgen in onderwijs

30/03/07 "De Vlaamse regering heeft een akkoord bereikt over een nieuw systeem van zorg voor leerlingen met een handicap, een leer- of gedragsstoornis. Wie een zinvol aanbod kan krijgen in het gewone onderwijs, moet daar ook terechtkunnen." vrtnieuws

Hopelijk kan men dit waarmaken. Ik denk dat het voor een grootdeel afhankelijk is van de mentaliteit van de scholen.



Every child has talents to nurture

I can acorss this article today (Feb. 08 2007).


"Who's gifted?" As a retired teacher with 38 years' experience, I can answer that question easily. Every child on Earth is talented and gifted in some way. Each child has a unique ability that another does not. It is the job of education to develop each child's gifts as much as educationally possible while remembering that much of the development of those gifts is the responsibility of the person who owns them. (Remember how little formal education Thomas Edison had?)

It is unconscionable that we, as a society, are willing to create "pricey" classrooms to teach the "gifted" students while we leave the "regular" kids behind, squeaking by on regular funding. There should not be one penny's worth of difference in any classroom in America between the "gifted" and the "ungifted." We have no way of predicting which child or whose gifts will turn into another Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Henry David Thoreau, Mahalia Jackson or George Washington Carver.

We did not become the great nation we are by segregating the so-called Talented and Gifted kids into elite, expensive classrooms while the "regular" kids languish in the mediocre, underfunded classrooms. Much about talent and giftedness is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder. One child's gift is another child's bane, but they all are gifted and talented in some way.

It is our job to provide the best universal public education possible, to each and every youngster, and it is very bad business and very shortsighted to be serving all the cream to an elite few. Every parent should be able to have a bumper sticker that reads, "My child has been identified as a TAG kid"! They all are TAG kids. All you have to do is find out what the talent is.

Jorita Madison


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