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April 15, 2018

Great Connections: Light Your Own Path

I wanted to alert folks to a wonderful introduction to The Great Connections Program, an outgrowth of the Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute (of which I am an advisory board member). It is written by my very dear friend and colleague, Marsha Familaro Enright. "Light Your Own Path: The Science and Educational Principles of the Great Connections Program" can be accessed (in PDF format) here.

It is a call to creativity, inspiration, and the importance of pedagogical integration as essential to education. Bravo, Marsha!

April 09, 2018

Chuck McCann, RIP

The site of the NYC-based WPIX Channel 11 tells us: "Anyone who grew up in the 1960s in the New York area knows the face and voice of Chuck McCann."

I should know. I was born in 1960 and grew up watching Officer Joe Bolton, Captain Jack McCarthy, Bozo the Clown, and, always, after elementary school let out, I'd come home to "The Chuck McCann Show."

What childhood memories! I'm sad to report that yesterday, Chuck McCann died at the age of 83.

April 08, 2018

To All My Eastern Orthodox Friends: Christos Anesti!

Last week, I wished a Happy Passover and a Happy Western Easter to all my friends who celebrated the holidays. Tonight, as one who was baptized Greek Orthodox, let me wish "Christos Anesti" to all my Eastern Orthodox friends and family.

Enjoy the holiday!

April 01, 2018

Happy Passover and Happy Easter to Those Who Celebrate

Last night, an annual ABC-network ritual (the showing of "The Ten Commandments" in a 4 hour-40 minute+ time slot) reminded me to wish all my Jewish friends a Happy Passover and all my Western Christian friends a Happy Easter! Next Sunday, I'll join my family for the traditional Eastern Orthodox Easter celebration.

And for those who celebrate none of these holidays, you've got two others to revel in: Happy April Fools' Day and Happy Spring (despite the fact that we're expecting more snow tomorrow here in NYC!).