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Stuff that dreams are made of…

I dream of living near Monticello - in the footsteps of this green, magical mountain…

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Uber-geeky holiday wish list

I was recently asked about my holiday wish list. My mature, responsible self tried to respond with pleas for world peace and an end to poverty. My selfish, all-about-me self responded with this:

I like themes – this year it’s all very Jeffersonian:

Book:
Thomas Jefferson’s Scrapbooks: Poems of Nation, Family and Romantic Love Collected by America’s Third President
(Hardcover)

Vacation:
A 2 night stay at this bed & breakfast which was designed by Thomas Jefferson, along with dinner and a wine-tasting at the vineyard:

Weekend Seminar:
Full tuition for The University of Virginia Travel & Learn series: Jefferson Weekend Seminar – THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION IN AMERICA

Wine:
A 1 year subscription to the Virginia Wine of the Month club

Gadget:
Amazon Kindle – so I can read my favorite Jeffersonian books wherever I go

What’s on your list?

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Springtime at Monticello

When I visit this place I am inspired by the spirit, genius, and profound vision that Mr. Jefferson had for his beloved country. I breathe in the air, walk on hallowed ground, and am reminded of all that is truly important.

I am renewed.

 

 

 

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Springtime at Monticello

When I visit this place I am inspired by the spirit, genius, and profound vision that Mr. Jefferson had for his beloved country. I breathe in the air, walk on hallowed ground, and am reminded of all that is truly important.

I am renewed.

 

 

 

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Podsurfing – The Thomas Jefferson Hour

I have been a fan of podcasts for quite some time now – listening to everything from David Weinberger’s “Everything is Miscellaneous” series, to PotterCast and MuggleCast, Learning Italian, to grammar girl.

My new favorite is a thought-provoking weekly series called the Thomas Jefferson hour. Discussion topics are varied, informative and insightful – touching on life during Jeffersons era as well as his perspective on current events. I have recently become very interested in learning more about the “founding fathers” of our country – and this series is just what I was looking for. This is an ever-inspiring series that I highly recommend.

Visit the website: http://www.jeffersonhour.org/, or subscribe via iTunes.

Humanities scholar and author, Clay S. Jenkinson, adopts the persona of Jefferson each week to comment on current events and answer questions you may have about Jefferson’s thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award, then called the Charles Frankel Award, for his humanities-based first person interpretation methodology.

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My new favorite podcast – the Thomas Jefferson Hour

Humanities scholar and author, Clay S. Jenkinson, adopts the persona of Jefferson each week to comment on current events and answer questions you may have about Jefferson’s thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award, then called the Charles Frankel Award, for his humanities-based first person interpretation methodology.

I have been a fan of podcasts for quite some time now – listening to everything from PotterCast and MuggleCast, Learning Italian, to grammar girl. My new favorite is a thought-provoking series called the Thomas Jefferson hour. Discussion topics are varied, informative and insightful – touching on life during Jeffersons era as well as his perspective on current events. I have recently become very interested in learning more about the “founding fathers” of our country – and this inspiring series is just what I was looking for. Visit the website: http://www.jeffersonhour.org/

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My new favorite podcast – the Thomas Jefferson Hour

Humanities scholar and author, Clay S. Jenkinson, adopts the persona of Jefferson each week to comment on current events and answer questions you may have about Jefferson’s thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award, then called the Charles Frankel Award, for his humanities-based first person interpretation methodology.

I have been a fan of podcasts for quite some time now – listening to everything from PotterCast and MuggleCast, Learning Italian, to grammar girl. My new favorite is a thought-provoking series called the Thomas Jefferson hour. Discussion topics are varied, informative and insightful – touching on life during Jeffersons era as well as his perspective on current events. I have recently become very interested in learning more about the “founding fathers” of our country – and this inspiring series is just what I was looking for. Visit the website: http://www.jeffersonhour.org/