Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Great Quotes

I'll admit that I'm a sucker for a great quote. I recently had one of my history classes tell me what their favorite quote was. If they didn't have one that came to mind, they had the chance to do some research for something they liked.

Here are a few presidential quotes for thought as we approach the next election:

"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
-George Washington

"That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves."
-Thomas Jefferson

"As to the Presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it."
-Martin Van Buren

"Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?"
-Abraham Lincoln

"And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
-John F. Kennedy

"America is too great for small dreams."
-Ronald Reagan

"There is nothing wrong in America that can't be fixed with what is right in America."
-Bill Clinton

Do you have a favorite quote? Share it!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008



The start of another school year has arrived. I'll be honest and admit that I think I'm even more excited for this school year as I was for last year. And why not? I really enjoy my job. I'm looking forward to continuing as junior class advisor, sporting events, planning the 2009 prom, and planning some neat things for my classes. I am also starting my grad school program this year which I'm looking forward to.

But as much as I enjoy my job, the end of summer is always bittersweet. How could it not be? I can't imagine a much better place to spend summer than here in New England. There are so many options here! And I'm happy to report that I made the most of it.

I visited the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine, spent a couple of days in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, visited my grandparents in Vermont, did an extensive bike trip in Rhode Island and Connecticut, went camping in upstate New York, and spent plenty of time on Cape Cod biking and kayaking. I also spent a few days in Chicago where I caught baseball games at U.S. Cellular Field and Wrigley Field.

In addition to all that, I attended many, many concerts. Yes...for those of you who know me, music is my passion.

So the first question for you as we start another school year is how did you spend your summer? Do you have any recommendations for a future trip for me? Did you stay local? Visit a foreign country? Or maybe you went to a great concert?

Let me know.