Judging Others

I recently had the honor of adjudicating the ACT-SO New Jersey State competition*, a program founded by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The ACT-SO contest begins regionally, ultimately culminating into a national event, in which students compete at various levels in music, visual arts, sciences, business, oration, film, dance and…

Carrying Balloons

A few weeks ago, I purchased balloons for a small child’s birthday. I don’t really care for balloons – I’m a grownup, after all – but children appear to love them, so balloons seemed an excellent choice for a present. On the day I was to visit with my little friend, calamity upon mishap befell…