What I Learned While Listening to NPR

I’m an NPR (National Public Radio) junkie. I listen to it every morning on the way to work and every afternoon on the way home.

Rarely does a day go by that I don’t learn something I didn’t know the day before.

This morning it was that only female mosquitoes bite. Useless trivia to be sure but interesting nonetheless.

I’ve learned many facts over the years from the plight of Iraqi children coming to the US for medical help to the fact that there was a near nuclear crisis in the 80’s that is second only to the Cuban Missile Crisis in how close to the brink we were to nuclear war with the Soviet Union.

I learned not long ago that make believe games that children play teaches them to moderate their behavior to a set of rules which as adults we use to fit in to society.

Whether its “All Things Considered” or “Car Talk” or “What’yadda Know” I’m constantly surprised by fun little facts or information.

Jerry Sutton

I am, at heart, a software developer though I am currently managing a small Information Technology department for a mid sized company located in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. When I am not playing with the latest smart-phone or trying to become inspired to write code I read almost anything I can get my hands on from Pulp Era adventures to biographies of world leaders and everything in between.