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The Alchemy of Transforming Teens?

A week ago in the early morning rush hour I bumped into a young lady on a Brooklyn street in Brownsville. “Mr. Waters!” she said, giving me a hug. Fourteen years ago this young lady was 14 years old, a … Continue reading

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There are no second acts in American lives?

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” That’s only true if your life is a one act play! I’m in my third act, approaching the climatic scene, and the denouement won’t be anti-climatic!

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