Monday, November 3, 2008

I't's Official! The Boys Have Spoken And Percy Jackson Is President!

Or would be if boys could vote!I think Percy Jacson and Annabeth Chase would be totally cool as president and vice president, don't you? Let's see--that would make Clarisse Secretary of Defense, Grover, the Secretary of the Interior...could you think of any more positions the Percy Jackson characters could fill? PJ and AC were the overwhelming favorites, getting 20 of the 45 votes. Well done, guys! Be sure to tell your parents and older brothers, sisters, cousins, etc. to vote tomorrow. There are a lot of places in this world where people would love to vote in their own leaders but can't. A lot of people went through a lot of trouble and pain to be sure that everyone in this country can vote, so don't take it lightly!! Besides, the whole idea of demcocracy, that is, the people able to elcet their own leaders is another thing we owe to the ancient Greeks--which is another good reason that Percy Jackson should be president!

We're very busy these days and I haven't had time to read much, so I'll tell about something I'm reading. It's Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein. Now this was written a long tiem ago before "space cadet" meant "airhead." Robert Heienlein wrote a lot of sci-fi for grownups and also a lot for boys. A friend, who knew about tbis blog, said I should read some of those Heilein books for boys. So I got a bunch and am digging this one. Matt Dodson is a young guy whose big ambition has been to join the highly-respected interplanetary Space Patrol. It's tough!!! Makes joining the Marines seem like a picnic. Right now Matt has been accepted and taken the oath, so there's no turning back. Now he's got to go through training!!! Ought to be even rougher. AND---sometimes, in Heinlein's books, things aren't always what they seem. What will Matt find if he does get in? Really good so far. Stay tuned, space cadets, for further reports!

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