Do you think you’d make a good president? – The Daily Post Topic #166

Do you think you’d make a good president?

I would never want to be in office, but I think I would make a good president. My first thing to do in office would be to make the public schools better.

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Memorial Day

In the U.S. today is memorial day, a holiday started after the Civil War to remember people who served. Decades later, under the Uniform Holidays Bill, Memorial day moved to be on a Monday to create three day weekends. Do you think this helps people remember the meaning of the a holiday, or dilutes it?

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Something I believe is important when answering these questions is that most people think “Yay! It’s a three day weekend!” and don’t give thought to the meaning of the holiday. I believe that people would think more about the meaning of the holiday if it is in the middle of the week than on a Monday or even on the weekend. That’s what I think.

“The School Story” by Andrew Clements – One of my Favorite Books

Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite books, The School Story by Andrew Clements (View on Google Books). The book is basically about a girl who’s mom is a publisher. She writes a book, and, with her friend assisting as her literary agent, acts like an adult writer using the pen name Cassandra Day, and gets her book published at her mother’s publishing house. It is really a great book (like all of Andrew Clement’s works) and you should read it!