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The title for this blog originated with use of the term “practical idealist” in this 1996 opinion piece, which asked: “To what kind of work should a practical idealist aspire?” A century and a half earlier, Emerson, in his 1841 essay Circles, wrote: “There are degrees in idealism.  We learn first to play with it academically. . . .  Then we see in the heyday of youth and poetry that it may be true, that it is true in gleams and fragments.  Then, its countenance waxes stern and grand, and we see that it must be true.  It now shows itself ethical and practical.”  John Dewey and Mahatma Gandhi embraced practical idealism in the 20th century, as did UN Secretary General U Thant.  Al Gore invoked it in a 1998 speech. In the context of this blog, the term is meant to convey idealism tempered but not overwhelmed by realism: a search for the ideal on a path guided by common sense.
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Sunday, October 17, 2021

National Grants, New Staff Colleagues, Benefit Event and YouTube

During the last week, Connecticut CASA's growth received articles in the New Haven Register and seven other Hearst CT Media outlets (the Connecticut PostDanbury News TimesGreenwich TimeMiddletown PressNorwalk HourRidgefield Press, and Stamford Advocate), along with separate coverage in the Day of New London and Yahoo News.

The organization's TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram pages have some related information.

Weeks earlier, the successful Cooking for CASA benefit event--led by Chef Claire Criscuolo--made news.

Also, thanks to all those who have subscribed so far, the YouTube channel now has a custom handle: ConnecticutCASA 

9:58 am edt 

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