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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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Friday, December 1, 2023

Matching Challenge for Giving Season, via Amour Propre Fund/LindyLee Gold

Thanks to the Amour Propre Fund/LindyLee Gold, President, among other key partners/donors, Connecticut Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is able to match up to $15,000 in donations during this Giving Season--through December 31.

We are grateful to everyone who supports this work for children--at whatever level, anytime!  Please consider donating here.  Connecticut CASA also invites contributions via check or donor-advised funds; there are many ways to help this lean organization extend its reach.

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