The Wash Rag, Summer 2006

Well, ‘technically’ it is still summer … Just when you think you’ve got technology under control, Tropical Storm Ernesto takes out your electricity and the ISP, too. Go figure! REMINDER: If you have a web site that has links to Reading Tub™ profiles created before July 2006, you will want to find your book and update the hyperlink. Our old style (title+.html) is gone. Now you need to know your book’s ID number. Click here to get started. If you need help with retrieving the link, just send us an email. ADVERTISEMENT: Join the Grannie Annie Project. Kids ages 9 to 14 (fourth through eigth grade) are invited to write a story about their family and have it published in … Read more

The Wash Rag, Spring 2006

Sorry to be delayed with this edition of the Wash Rag. We’ve been wrapped up in launching some new initiatives … including upgrading The Reading Tub™ Web site … and balancing that with some not-so-run-of-the-mill “speed bumps of life.” Check out the site. It looks and works fabulously. (Keep reading to learn more.) IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a web site that has links to Reading Tub™ profiles, you will want to find your book and update the hyperlink. Click here. If you need help with retrieving the link, just send us an email. Given the number of unsolicited requests you get in your mailbox, you know that non-profits survive only as long as they have the financial support to … Read more

The Wash Rag, Winter 2006

You are receiving this E-mail because of you contacted The Reading Tub, Inc. and expressed interest in the Reading Tub™ either as someone requesting our services or as a registered reader. If you no longer wish to receive this quarterly newsletter, please click here. Greetings! As we begin our journey into 2006, I have been struck by the number of reports I’ve seen about adults “announcing” their struggle with illiteracy. I’ve read interviews with professional sports figures, successful businessmen, and others with great personal achievement. Despite their outward success, they have–for decades in many cases–lived with the shame and kept the secret that they could neither read nor write their name. I find myself amazed by their creativity in keeping … Read more