Mr. Jefferson is the Father of The University ofVirginia, my alma mater, as well as my three children’s. Today it ranks high in so many categories of college rankings. While I am proud to be a Wahoo, I do believe we must change the fundamentals of our educational system in this country. The cost of college has skyrocketed in my lifetime and leaves so many graduates indebted for years to come. Of course, I believe in the value of education, but it has to be affordable while preparing graduates for professions that generate enough income to be self sufficient.



As we celebrate our country’s Independence Day, I reflect upon the meaning of freedom. Perhaps the one that best suits is the choice to make one’s own decisions. Living in The USA gives us so many opportunities to be free. (but we are not exempt from the consequences of those decisions) Yes, we have our own problems as a country; but, all one has to do is travel the world to see how fortunate we are to have so many freedoms.

In the words of Thomas Jefferson:

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Happy July Fourth🇺🇸💥