Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

History Bye - The Foresters

Exciting news! The Foresters have started recording their new songs. Here is a demo of their song History Bye

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Education and Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson talks about creativity and the challenges of changing education to value creativity as much as literacy.

If you're not prepared to be wrong you'll Never come up with anything Original - Sir Ken Robinson

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Grove - Story.Lab Week 4

Here are the slides from the fourth and final week of Story.Lab presented by Ken Janke from The Grove. There are two fantastic video clips from this week from Sir Ken Robinson that are focused on the themes of creativity, collaboration and education. Several of the story.labbers shared their stories with us inluding Aldon, Lydia, Rachel, Jeff and Mason. I can tell that people spent a lot of time thinking about defining their story and many are well on their way to living it out. Hopefully some of those folks will be willing to share their story as Aldon did.

I want to give a huge thanks out to Ken Janke for guiding our journey over the past four weeks.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Memorial for Lorren

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I took the boys to Lorren's Memorial at The Connecticut Dance Conservatory tonight. What an amazing night! Her husband Carl set out tons of photos & memorabilia that filled each room of the studio. Lorren was always such a gracious host and hosted our food coop potluck dinners for many years. We had some fantastic food, drink & conversation. Really very special times. Lorren & her family were also so accepting of our kids even when they wert the best behaved. We will carry fond memories of those times always.

What a great life. I'm sad she had to go so soon, but she defiantly lived it to the fullest.

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The Grove - Story.Lab Week 3

Here are the slides from week three of Story.lab presented by Ken Janke from The Grove. There were some new folks who joined us this week so they may be interested in reviewing week one and week two slides first.  How are people finding the material? I really enjoy the thought provoking nature of the content and discussion, but really think it will take quite a bit more time to define my own story. As Ken says, it took him almost six years to define his!  Story lab presentation 3

Monday, November 08, 2010

Mayor John DeStefano's announcement tomorrow will change New Haven & the region @ 9:30 streaming live #nhv #swc

Update for Mac Users: Be sure to install the free plug-in tonight so you can see the live streaming tomorrow!

John DeStefano, Jr.
City Of New Haven

November 8, 2010


WHO:         Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.
Dr. Reginald Mayo, Superintendent of Schools
Special guests including national and state elected officials, CEOs,
Presidents of institutions, New Haven Residents, Educators, More than
200 students and other very recognizable leaders representing national,
regional and local communities
WHAT:  At this event, a groundbreaking announcement will be made that
will answer the questions: “What makes a city great? What does it take
to help move an entire city forward into a new generation?” This will
be an announcement of national interest that will change New Haven and
the region forever. The details of the announcement are being kept
confidential until the Tuesday morning event. This event will be shown
live on several City-operated websites and will be viewed by every
student at every New Haven Public School because the subject of this
event will completely change their lives, their families and their
WHERE:  Live streaming on
WHEN:  Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 07, 2010


I love the idea of new collaborative workspaces like the Grove could be the birth of the next intellectual revolution :)

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Friday, November 05, 2010

The Grove Story.Lab - Week 2

Ken Janke continued to be our guide in helping each of us to determine the story of our life in the second installment of Story.Lab. He will be posting his slides online to help all the participants think through the questions raised and even more importantly broaden the discussion to a wider circle of people.

Here are this week's slides:

Ken showed the trailer to a documentary called Darius Goes West. Take a look. It's a wonderful example of a person not only writing their story, but LIVING their story!

Looking forward to continuing the conversation!