I do wish I had ‘learned in High School’ and finished. I also have a regret that I did not see the need of a college education. My father had a 3rd grade education and was wiser than most folk who earned a doctorate. He tried to tell me, but I kept seeing him and his success and asked myself why? If he did it I can. BUT at that time, I did not know how much of a man my dad really was.
What I never realized until too late, he was educated. Self-educated, is still educated. He had a library of probably 500 books. He was always self-conscience of his education. In his position as a pastor he had dealings with city councils and state & national reps. One governor, Governor Cherry, was his close friend. Late in life I was very proud of dad.
One of his comments about men who constantly mentioned their education, “If a person is educated, they will not have to tell you.”
I am glad that some educated folk read the Shipslog, it is flattering. It is fairly easy to tell that most folk who comment are educated. It is easy also to see that like me, some may not know English well. However they are very wise and common sense smart themselves.
I have never met Bonnie (Organic Discourse), but I met her on an internet forum. I have followed her as she went toe to toe with men of (supposed) intellect and always (in my opinion) bested most. I did not know Bonnie’s education level (still don’t) when I asked her to proof a book of mine. She did a superb job.
Sweet Mary, who has commented lately, is highly educated, methinks. I enjoy her blog, (when she blogs) even if I have to read it two times to know what she said, I always get a kick out of her writing. She also does an amazing concise comment. I love it. I assume Betty, Myra, Lisa, Rick, Jackie and probably MA have degrees.
I mention to Sherry often about taking a course or two in writing or English (If she will ever settle down long enough). Rick jokes about his books being returned from proofing bleeding red, shucks, he doesn’t even know the color. I could teach him RED! I did hear of a comment from one proofer this time where she said, “Jack must be getting better or we are easier on him, a few pages don’t have corrections.”
I may keep on writing, I get enough royalties now to buy my cigarettes, especially since I quit smoking ;0.