Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Poem by Kerry

Enough Already
Full. Bloated. Stuffed.
Enough Already!
Our minds are full of facts
But we're starving for some action.
Enough already.
We know enough.
It's time to act.

Stagnant. Imprisoned. Consuming.
Enough already.
Our wallets are always hungry
But our money has no vision.
Enough already!
We have enough.
It's time to act.

Bored. Disillusioned. Cynical.
Enough already!
Our lives are tedious
While our souls cry for purpose.
Enough already.
We are enough.
It's time to act.

Thought Of The Day

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."


Monday, September 29, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"Courage is your willingness to take action with no guarantee of results."

Brian Tracy

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem."

G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."

T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"Action is eloquence."


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."

Japanese proverb

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"Why do we remember the past but not the future."

Stephen Hawking

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"We don't remain good if we don't always strive to become better."

Gottfried Keller

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"Not merely what we do, but what we try to do and why, are the true interpreters of what we are."

C. H. Woodward

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common."

John Locke

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane."

Kurt Vonnegut

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year."

Polish Proverb

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Trains, Planes... and Tractors?

What a day! I learned to drive a tractor and attended my first all-candidates meeting as a candidate.

Spending time with Tom and Jackie is always a treat. They are both such great people. A few months ago when I joked about not being able to run to represent Perth-Wellington because I couldn't drive a tractor, Tom offered to teach me. Turns out he was right, it was easy.

A morning on a farm doesn't make me an expert on agriculture. Part of my strength as a candidate is that I recognize the importance of listening to others and learning from many different perspectives in developing solutions. My focus is on finding solutions not assigning blame.

I am thankful for the opportunity to meet constituents across Perth-Wellington over the next few weeks to learn more about the challenges and successes happening in our riding. I am thankful that we can come together across differences to work for the common good. If we happen to cross paths, I encourage you to share your stories with me.

Over the past few years, I've realized how fortunate I am to live in a country where we can freely share different views without fear. Tonight's all-candidates reinforced that reality for me. I appreciated the candor of individuals who shared the challenges they are facing with the ripple effect of local lay-offs. These are difficult times for many individuals and families. While we debate our views on policies, my hope is that we never forget that real people's lives will be affected by our action and inaction.

Thought Of The Day

"Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail - as you surely will - adjust your lives, not the standards."

Ted Koppel, Broadcast Journalist

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thought Of The Day

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."

Albert Einstein

Friday, September 12, 2008

We're Also On Facebook!

Hello again!

For those of you who use Facebook, you can access our campaign's Facebook group by clicking here.