Parkchester, Celebrate Me Home

I first heard the Kenny Loggins lyric “Celebrate Me Home” at a Lifespring retreat my husband and I attended many years ago.  Part of the human potential movement,  Lifespring was, as I remember,  a kinder and gentler version of Werner Erhart’s California-based program known as EST. After that first Lifespring weekend we went back to take what was called “the advanced course”.   Although our adolescent son told his friends we had joined a cult,  those weekends...

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Magazines for the Principal – for David

Last year on this blog I wrote about my friend and former teaching colleague David Fried and his passion for sports,  especially NCAA basketball.   (See MR OCTOBER,  March 14, 2014)   Sadly David died some months later,  much too soon. Jane Addams Vocational HS in the South Bronx where David and I met,  and where I worked for almost 30 years,  was historically an all-girls school.  When by mandate all the city’s vocational high schools became co-ed,  Jane Addams continued to...

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