Choose an individual from the Vanderbilt staff. Imagine the biography for this person. Where have you come from? What do you miss about home? How do you feel about employment with the Vanderbilts? What challenges do you still face, and how can you overcome them?
Poetry - Choose an object or space in the Vanderbilt garden that is particularly inspiring. Describe and let your imagination take flight as you explore your surroundings in verse. Pay particular attention to description and the information provided by your sense.
Imagine you are having dinner with Eleanor and/or Franklin Roosevelt in preparation for a big speech about a matter of importance. What advice would you ask them? What advice would they give? Write this conversation as a dialogue. Then, try composing your speech!