This month, I am writing fast! I have to write fast! Because I am on a deadline! I have never written fast before, so I made up some rules: 1. NO INTERNET until after 4 pages written. 1a: But first, I made a PLAN. I wrote an outline and a couple of storyboards. So I...
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WHO SAID THIS????? People can judge me for what I’ve done. And I think when somebody’s out in the public eye, that’s what they do. So I’m fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for, and what I’ve always stood for. And this? You don’t walk away if you love someone. You help...
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Until Election Day, let’s honor our President, Barack Obama. (The truth is: I could quote him all day.) Here’s a really good one: Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look...
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WHY IS TEDDY ROOSEVELT LAUGHING?????? Because he was the president in 1908–the last time the Cubs won. Here’s a look at what else was happening! And here’s a quote!!!! Believe you can and you’re halfway there.  LOVE IT!!!!!! #PresidentsWithoutPolitics!!!!! Thank you, Cubs!!!!! What a game!!!!!
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One from he and one from she: “More than just an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (Written night before he died) “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #PresidentsWithoutPolitics #GOCUBSGO!!!!!
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I met Gerald Ford in 1983 (or thereabouts) at Rutgers University. He told me to study hard. And to cover up–it was cold. (I was leaving dance class!) Here’s some advice we all should take: Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.  #Presidents without Politics
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Rutherford B Hayes has an important message for ALL OF US. To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.  #PresidentsWithoutPolitics #GreatQuotes  
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For the student who answered, Millard Fillmore, for every Presidential question, here’s a Millard Fillmore quote. And it’s a great one! It is not strange… to mistake change for progress.  Special thanks to all the readers I met at the Youth Literature Festival at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Thanks for reading Beyond Lucky!!! #PresidentsWithoutPolitics 
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Photo by me! Quote by Bill, the first president I ever met in person. (He told me my children were beautiful! If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never...
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Our Presidents inspire our nation when they honor all of us. Here’s my favorite George HW Bush quote: We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.  #PresidentsWithoutPolitics #OneADay #UntilElectionDay
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Before Ulysses S Grant was President, he was the General of the Union army. He said: The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.  and I have never advocated war except as...
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From George Washington: Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.  Also, one too many leaders have forgotten: It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  #OneADay #PresidentsWithoutPolitics #UntilElectionDay
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