Happy Friday, All!

You can believe that I will T.G.I.F.! How about you?

This is the first full weekend of the New Year 2012. There are so many historical rumors about this year – the year of the Mayan – and what we can expect, similar to the predictions of the year 2000. Us humans have a way of fearing the worst and robbing ourselves of the joy that is available each day we live. Now, while I am a hopeless romantic myself, and, I do realize that “life is NOT a bowl of cherries or a box of chocolates” for everyone, methinks that we’ve complicated life so much that we have managed to lose the essence of it.

I have always been a fan of human history, in fact, that was my area of concentration in the field of education. In particular, Ancient History and Greek History, not to mention African History and the History of the Amerinds or Native Americans, have been amongst my favorite reading topics. One day, I found out that the ancient Incas had their own form of basketball but the hoop was smaller and there were even discoveries of ancient courts some as far north of mesoamerica as the state of Arizona!

So, in keeping it simple and short today, not only do I want each of you to let folks know what Educational Excellence’s services are, in terms of motivational talks ranging from diversity to “Driving While Black”, I will ask that we join in together to make 2012 the best year we each could ever have! Keep in mind, this world is full of things and events that we may never know about, and, while there are the Melanie Amaro types there are also youth of the same age terrorizing neighborhoods with automatic weapons amongst the realm of human behavior that we do know full well about.

“Being human is difficult. Becoming human is a lifelong process. To be truly human is a gift.” – Abraham Heschel

I am grateful I can be a part of the process. Help me give up my drive to control it.

Have a great weekend … in peace!

John I. Cook, Director

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