Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Barack Obama - President, Writer

Today's forecast for St. Peters: Mostly sunny, high 29 degrees.

On this historic inauguaration day--when Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, the first African-American elected to that office--our nation is poised to enter an era of change. One change I hope President Obama will use his leadership and influence to foster is a greater emphasis on literacy in America.

Over the weekend I read a list of some books our new president has been reading as he prepared for the presidency; the list was long and impressive. With President Obama himself being an avid reader, as well as a bestselling writer, I hope he will, by his example, inspire others to read and write more--especially to read more.
Ours is a great nation. Wouldn't it be wonderful if four years from now that sentence would read, "Ours is a great nation of readers."


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