It’s a mystery; I just know.

The first words I learned to read were “off” and “on.” I noticed them on the light switch. By the sounds of the names of the letters, and the effects of moving the switch up and down, I made the connection to the words.

After that start, I was on my way to becoming an avid reader.  It’s not that I read great literature or learned essays. I read pretty much anything that was in front of me. (Continued)