Presidential Trivia

Thought this little trivia quiz the kids and I made up a few years ago was worth a re-post today on President’s Day…..just for fun and a little perspective.  Enjoy! 1. In American History, only four presidents have been elected while they were serving as vice president. Can you name them? The Answer: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren and George H.W. Bush.  Note:  The … Continue reading Presidential Trivia

Kid in a Candy Store

So, this past week I spent a few days roaming around my old stomping grounds and feeling a little nostalgic. Weepy. Patriotic. And, tired. So, very tired! I never sleep well in that town because I feel like I will be missing something. I know, call me crazy. But, I love, love love our nation’s Capitol city. I went out there for a finance meeting … Continue reading Kid in a Candy Store


During the brief amount of time that I spent in Dallas I met some amazing people.  There were former ambassadors, cabinet members, chiefs of staff, public relation guru’s and former employees of the former President of the United States.  He was celebrating the groundbreaking of his Presidential Library with 3,000 of his closest friends and it seemed rather fitting that they all showed up for … Continue reading Advance

Dear John,

I watched your speech with anticipation last night as the Republicans picked up enough seats to claim the majority in the House of Representatives.  You will be their next leader, and I am looking forward to watching you as you set the legislative agenda for our country. Prior to last night, I was unfamiliar with your story, how you have worked hard at so many … Continue reading Dear John,

Inaugural Trivia

Let’s pretend we are really smart and brush up on our inaugural knowledge. You’ll be the brightest in the room while you watch the swearing in of the 44th President of the United States. Promise. FACTOIDS: George Washington’s was the shortest inaugural address at 135 words. (1793) Thomas Jefferson was the only president to walk to and from his inaugural. He was also the first … Continue reading Inaugural Trivia