Wow! This blog is almost 15 years old! My first (or second) non-“Schoolhouse Rock”-oriented anniversary, since I’ve run out! I’m so happy to remember, and subsequently to present, this substitute! Thanks, as always, Saswat, for this blog!
I don’t remember what year this was, but I do recall how kind the Barakas were. Long had I promised to take Saswat to meet the Barakas, so when his father came to visit from India, the time was more than right. Saswat’s dad is a major poet and activist, and was very happy to meet them. Lez Edmond never missed a good time, and knew Mr. Baraka for decades. So, stars properly aligned, we all got together and Saswat, the creator of this blog, pulled out his camcorder.
Okay, since I have now officially run out of “Schoolhouse Rock” songs, I have a whole year to figure out how to publicly celebrate this macro-blog’s birthday!
Anyway, THANKS, SASWAT!
……..Dr. Saswat Pattanayak! He got his doctorate yesterday from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park!
THANKS as always, Saswat!
This is Lenina Pattanayak. Her parents, Saswat Pattanayak (the sponsor of this blog) and Amrita Misra, are very proud of her! And so am I!