Strangers on a Train

I'm posting this from a train somewhere in Connecticut on my way home from speaking at a school and doing a segment on the Today Show. The piece was about raising creative, trailblazing kids, and I got to sit next to Blessing of a B Minus author Wendy Mogel. In an amazing coincidence, my talk (about how kids can tap into their intrinsic motivation) was at Noble and Greenough, the morning after Wendy spoke to the parents about letting kids have space to be kids. We got to have dinner together before her talk, and two days later we sat next to each other on the Today Show couch. She's a lovely person, and I'm so happy I had the chance to meet her.

And in a big win for me, I got to say the name Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on live television. Now, if they just would ask me back to talk about Polish poetry, I'd get to say Czeslaw Milosz, the other name I have memorized phonetically.

Here's the clip from the show!

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