Saturday, March 12, 2022
Donor Generosity, and How Private/Nonprofit Institutions Can Complement Public Ones
10:10 pm est
Groton School's Quarterly alumni/ae magazine includes a piece on my work with Connecticut CASA.
The interview provided a chance to reflect on my experience
of benefiting from financial aid and my appreciation of how the generosity of donors--and leadership from Temba Maqubela among
others--has expanded such aid over the decades. There is also a keen sense of how such private options are merely a complement
to--not a substitute for--investment in public institutions.
Sunday, March 6, 2022
1:41 pm est
This is to record two first-time parenting milestones in the last week: practicing
driving with my daughter (who recently received her learner's permit), and helping my son shave! The youngsters are
no longer so young...
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Ukraine, Humanitarian Relief, and the late Paul Farmer
12:22 pm est
Russia's appalling invasion of Ukraine is
creating a wave of refugees, as in other contemporary crises from Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan to Ethiopia, Sudan and elsewhere.
Putin's war of aggression is affecting--among millions of others--friends and family of Connecticut friends who are from Ukraine.
Let us hope the world will rally effectively against Russia, with severe sanctions and by aiding Ukraine in its defense.
Justice for war criminals, and peace to Ukraine!
My wife and I have long supported organizations including the International
Rescue Committee and Doctors Without Borders and recently were spurred to donate again. They are among the best such
groups, along with other favorites such as International Planned Parenthood and Partners in Health--whose founder, Paul Farmer,
recently died at just 62. He was a heroic defender of humanity; we need more like him.
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Connecticut CASA Grows
6:45 pm est As the New Haven Register and other Hearst CT Media papers reported, Connecticut CASA has grown to a new court, Waterbury--which, with New Haven, puts the organization in the two largest juvenile courts in the state, together representing over
30 percent of children under the courts' child protection jurisdiction statewide.
Monday, January 17, 2022
MLK Day--and Mentoring Day
9:09 am est
is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday--and also Mentoring Day.