shared this on FB. My mentor, Vern Tolo, one of the grandfathers of pediatric orthopaedics, did his final scoliosis surgery this week. He has taken care of countless children of all backgrounds. This man has the biggest heart, biggest brains, and biggest forearms I have ever known. Grateful to all that Vern has brought to orthopaedics, he has been president of AAOS, POSNA, and probably many more societies. He supports family first from a generation that did not always do this. And most important to me is his fierce support of women in orthopaedics. This man is a #livinglegend #facesoforthopaedics @aaos_1 #pediatricorthopedics
"Seven things every child needs to hear: I love you, I’m proud of you, I’m sorry, I forgive you, I’m listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed." Sherrie Campbell
Being a teacher is so much more then telling kids what to do or what to think. But encouraging them to never stop asking, 'but Why?' As we get older we seem to conform to the status quo and accept that things just are the way they are. 🌼
I'll always try to teach students to never stop asking why, to stay curious, and to stay excited. I wish the same for you!
I love this quote but I'll change it a bit in case, as a grown up, you need to hear this:
I love you. I'm proud of you. I'm listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed.
to the first time David Amram met Lena. The year was 1971 and he was far from being considered a folk singer. He was a well-established composer, writing operas and orchestras all around. But Lena liked what David was doing and insisted that he come and play a show. She told him that if he could compose symphonies, he could get on stage and perform for the Caffe. Despite his protest, David did just that. He stumbled and fumbled through his first show, but Lena loved it and encouraged him to keep performing. Without Lena's support, David would have never gone in that direction.
Amram's music has been performed in concert halls, theaters, and performing arts centers. But to him, it's the small places that are truly beautiful. Small places like Caffe Lena enable musicians to have a place to play where people are listening. If Amram hadn't played at Lena's he would have had no grasp of how important this type of environment is for creation. In his own words, "Lena's was a blueprint for how to continue to have great music. Lena took that simple place of hers and made it into a little temple of art. She set a standard for allowing beautiful things to happen, for fostering creativity, and for showing everyone who crossed her path that we could all be responsible for trying to do something along those same lines in our own way. You can do something important in a very small and humble circumstance and create something that will help to change the world." This true Renaissance Man will return to Caffe Lena on February 1st to share all that he has soaked up through his long and fruitful career as a musician. We're so excited to welcome him back
#history #deeproots #oldfriends #livinglegend #composer #jazz #folk #classical #versatile #playmusic #lovemusic #livemusic #caffelena #saratogaliving #newyork #weekend #thingstodo #upstateny #saratogasprings #adk