Debatable idea swapping on Monday

I believe that a person learns something new every day. For example: One day about six months ago I learned that the letter “W” looks like two “U’s” put together. It’s like a double “U”. Who knew? But my letter “W” epiphany is beside the point. Yesterday, I learned that there is a Republican debate in Tampa, Fla. on Monday.

Saturday, two days before the debate, was Swap Ideas Day. The only purpose of this Sept. 10 holiday is to encourage people to exchange ideas about anything: food, music, parenting tips, good pick-up lines… As the name suggests, people are simply to swap ideas.

It could be said that swapping ideas is what Republican candidates will be doing on Monday, but it is safe to say that there will be more ideas given than received. According to a recent article, the debate in Tampa, Fla. is going to be extremely important for Republican candidates participating in the debate. There is still no clear front-runner for the Republican nomination.

 It will be interesting to see what ideas are “swapped” in Tampa, Fla. as candidates fight for the Republican nomination. I can’t help but wonder what George “W.” Bush is thinking about the whole thing.


On Sept. 5 it’s OK to be late

For the majority of people who are not aware, Monday is Be Late for Something Day. In celebration of a day devoted to putting something off, the procrastinators of the world will rejoice… on Tuesday.

For those of us living in a world that values timeliness, not being on time has a decided negative connotation. Being tardy or missing a deadline is often viewed as incompetence or laziness. But as the Sept. 5 holiday suggests, being late for something does not have to be a negative thing. This past Saturday, “The Early Show on Saturday Morning” ran a story supporting the idea that it can be acceptable to be a little late.

A little more than 40 years late, Alan Moore will be playing college football this fall. 61-year-old Moore is proving that it is never too late for people to follow their dreams. Moore hopes that his belated college career will encourage more students to pursue a college education.

Does the phrase “better late than never” come to mind for anyone else? If this phrase doesn’t come to mind now, it will later.