Monday, May 31, 2010
Welcome to Ten Weeks of Summer!
This is an experimental blog. My daughter and I are the co-bloggers and we are learning together. The blog will (should!) get better with time as we become more familiar with technique and available technology. The original idea for this blog was borne of my frustration with the current state of knowledge (and respect) in America of/for "all things American." The American people, in general, seem to be too comfortable with the notion that we have much to be ashamed about. That idea begins with our so-called educators in the public school system, but is reinforced by popular culture and, sometimes, by a lack of conviction in the general adult population (parents). That lack of conviction, perhaps, comes from insufficient education - and we're right back to the so-called educators. This blog is, in part, an attempt to counter the idea that we are to blame for the ills of the world. This blog will, in a small way, point out the greatness of our nation.....the greatest, most powerful, most charitable, and most tolerant (sometimes to our own peril) country the world has EVER known. Each week we will celebrate six different aspects of American greatness. Mondays will focus on important events in American history; Tuesdays - Great American Heroes; Wednesdays - Great American Artists (including musicians); Thursdays - Great Moments in American sports; Fridays - Great American literature; Saturdays - Great American speeches. The sum total of the summer will be six top ten lists, all celebrating - unapologetically - the United States of America. Hopefully, you will all learn something from it and enjoy it. I know we will!