LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

Encouraging Tolerance

My next LANK blog was supposed to appear on Wednesday, November 7th but in light of the most recent attack in a Pittsburgh synagogue, it seemed necessary to sit down and share some thoughts as soon as possible. As I was collecting my thoughts for this blog, I couldn’t help but reflect on the original vision for Reston by its founder, Bob Simon. As many know, Bob Simon hoped to create a pedestrian friendly community that would offer a full range of housing options at varying income levels. Each neighborhood village would be open to people of all races. It seems now more than ever, this vision needs to once again be a reality. I struggled to write my blog this week because I have so much to

What's in a name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title.” We are all familiar with the lament of Juliet who so beautifully expresses that the Montague name has kept her away from her beloved Romeo. Although Juliet is expressing that she would love Romeo no matter his name, the two families divide is eternally linked with that very name. Names are important. They help us identify, distinguish, and bestow uniqueness on an individual or group. In the preschool setting, the directors work very hard to learn 160 names in the first few weeks of school because we reali

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