How sad to read that Steve Jobs had to retire as CEO of Apple for medical reasons…. So sad.

I’m not a techie. I don’t Twitter and have no Facebook page. I don’t really know what a tweet is.  But, I do know pzazz when I see it. I do know passion and excitement.

This winter and spring, I lived in downtown Palo Alto and walked on University Avenue often–morning, noon, and night. The only consistent, all-the-time exciting place there is the Apple Store.  It’s amazing. i went in several times–as if I was a tourist in a strange land.  It’s always full of people buzzing around talking a language I don’t understand.  But,  there always are kids (and some grownups) in blue Tshirts to translate and help and welcome. It’s brilliant. It’s fun. Even I bought an iPhone..

I’ll miss you, Steve Jobs, and the brilliance of those stores. Thanks for the adventure.  My best wishes for better health.

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line,, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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