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Events: Bloggers & Bloggees Gather In Chinatown

I think it's safe to say that a good time was had by all at GothamSchools' holiday celebration in Chinatown last night.  The spread was excellent.  The setting was splendid.  The rain stayed away.  The room was full of all sorts of folks you'd never think to see in one place together -- tweedy academic types (Pedro Noguera, Diane Ravitch), suited Kleinsters (Klein, Cantor, and White), lefty stalwarts (Aaron, Norm).  Gotham%20SchoolsThere were many kind folks who came up to say hello (so nice of you!) and some blog-friends I'd never actually met face to face (Robert Pondiscio, Jennifer Jennings).  It was great to see my Columbia J-school peeps, lots of colleagues from various corners of the earth (Linda P) , and of course Philissa and Elizabeth, our hostesses.  Heading home on the subway, I realized that many of the people in this room feel the very same need I feel to take on destructive myths and powerful institutions, and have functioned in many ways as ad hoc colleagues and comrades in arms.  For me, this might have been as close to "community" as it gets.

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Well said, A-Rus. My sentiments precisely. As Tiny Tim said, God bless us, every one.

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