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(Written on September 1)

As I watch all the campaign coverage, I find myself confused and unable to make a choice. Neither of the main two parties has presented me with a candidate that I feel good about voting for. I have different reasons on either side. But rather than go into that, I’d like to talk about what I’d really like to see in a presidential candidate.

1. Integrity – From there so much else flows. If you are a person who acts at all times (or at least when it really counts) with integrity then you are probably someone that I will respect.

2. Honesty – Sometimes there are truths that we don’t want to hear, but a strong leader will tell us anyway. Also, I want to be able to trust the leader of my country again. It’s disheartening to wonder where the real truth is in all the words we hear.

3. Responsibility – This is something that I’d like to see both on the personal level and on a national level. Our leader needs to take responsibility for his/her actions and face up to the consequences when a bad decision is made.

4. Pride – I’m not talking about cockiness (because Americans often have too much of that), but a pride in a country where people still care about each other. This is still a great nation for reasons that aren’t talked about enough and when we’re at our best we really do shine.

5. Wisdom – Our leaders have generally been an intelligent bunch, but we need a leader with true wisdom as well. We don’t live in an age when rash decisions can be made and I’d like to see a leader who puts thought behind the action.

6. Respect – This includes respect for the world we live in and the people who live in it. It’s much easier to relate to a person who respects you as a human being despite differences. At the most fundamental level we are all the same; we are born, we breathe, and someday we will all die.

These may all seem trite, but I’ve yet to see someone who embodies all of these fairly basic values. I’m tired of having to compromise for the one who has a couple of them. Someday, I hope that we will have the chance to choose the person who will bring these ideals to our capital and to our country.

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December 2020


Mar. 10 - Photography Class

Mar. 11 - Quad Cities SnB

Mar. 12 - Lincoln Reenactor performance at BHE

Mar. 13 - Annual budget due

Mar. 14 - SnB trip to Galena

Mar. 16-21 - Spring Break

Mar. 16-18 - On the Front Lines library conference in Springfield

Mar. 19-22 - In Kansas

Mar. 23 - Orientation in Quad Cities

Mar. 24 - Photography Class

Mar. 26 - Spring Break for Academic Librarians workshop in Peoria

Mar. 27 - Supervisor Development in Quad Cities

Apr. 2 - Using Social Technologies in Library Instruction workshop

Apr. 6 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 6 - My birthday

Apr. 7 - Photography Class

Apr. 9-12 - In Kansas

Apr. 10 - College Closed

Apr. 12 - Easter

Apr. 13-19 - National Library Week

Apr. 13 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 14 - Photography Class

Apr. 16 - Evening Instruction Session

Apr. 17 - Information Literacy Summit

Apr. 18 - A Day of Books and Quilts at Toulon Public Library

Apr. 20 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 21 - Photography Class

Apr. 22 - Renegade Reference meeting in Bloomington

Apr. 23 - Illinois Library Day

Apr. 24 - Quarterly Supervisors Meeting

Apr. 27 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 28 - Photography Class

Apr. 29 - Supervisor Training in Quad Cities

May 5 - Photography Class

May 12 - National Library Legislative Day

May 25 - Memorial Day - College Closed

June 4 - RSA Users' Group meeting in Peoria

June 6 - SIL's birthday June 6 - Brother and SIL Anniversary

June 8 - Nancy Pearl at Bradley University

June 13 - WWKIP train trip to St. Louis

July 3 - Holiday - College Closed

July 4 - Independence Day

July 10 - Mom's Birthday

July 10-15 - ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

July 17-19 - Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair in Crystal Lake, IL

July 31 - 10th Anniversary

Sept. 7 - Labor Day, College closed

Oct. 6-9 - Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria

Nov. 23 - Brother's birthday

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day, College closed

Nov. 27 - College Closed

Dec. 7 - MIL's birthday

Dec. 18 - DH's birthday

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

Dec. 26 - Dad's birthday

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