Dan Blanchard’s Interview of WWII Veteran Ernest Maynard!

 Ernest Maynard born in 1924 wore an infectious smile while telling me about his WWII service days serving under General Patton and his Korean War days under General MacArthur. Upon arriving at his home in Enfield, Connecticut this lively man immediately took my jacket from me, put it away, threw a pizza in the oven […]

The End of Average by Todd Rose

    Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart!  And make it yours if you are wise!   Todd Rose’s book, The End of Average shows overs and over again that most of our social and institutional systems over the last hundred years or […]

The Trick is to Not Judge People too Quickly!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog Sometimes life is tricky, wouldn’t you agree? There is a lot that we do not understand in this world. And in some ways, believe it or not, that is a good thing. Not knowing everything gives us something to work towards and keeps us from getting bored too easily. This […]

Extra Work is Not Too Hard!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog Life is already hard enough, right? And if it is already hard enough, then wouldn’t it be even harder, or maybe even too hard, to do more than we are already doing? Well, it’s hard to disagree with that statement, but maybe we should look at what comes next when […]

Dan Blanchard’s Interview of Tom Arnone!

 Tom Arnone raised four children who all attended Enfield Schools. He has a background in construction management, building maintenance, and public works. Tom is a past President of Thompsonville Little League. Coached children’s sports for over 10 years. Former Board of Education, who served on the Finance Committee. He was the founder and President of […]

Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Russell Bernstein!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog!  Russell Bernstein was born in Miami, FL and currently resides in Orange, CT. He has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University and extensive experience working in the healthcare field. He tours schools spreading bullying awareness and talks about his book, Doodles: When Art and Magic Collide. Information […]

Dan Blanchard’s Interview of Jason Gibson!

 Jason O. Gibson is the Senior Program Director of the Boys and Girls Club of New Britain. He has over 25 years working as a Professional in the Youth development field. Jason has an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and is […]

Parents! Are You Ready For The New School Year?

Check out Dan’s Video on starting a new school year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1B4K9vkex8 Hello parents. How are you? I am going to share some great back to school tips with you. September is the back to school month for many of us, so I would like to talk to you about our children re-acclimating themselves to the […]

Success Comes From The Inside!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Success is something we feel on the inside when we think about our contributions to society. Success does not come from other people, titles, or a reputation. We can have all of these things and still feel like something is missing. In short, sometimes we feel unhappy regardless of what […]


A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Fathers come in all shapes and sizes and have many beliefs on what being a good father is all about. Unfortunately, many times these dads’ ideas are a bit outdated. However, regardless of their philosophy on parenting may seem, our youth who have fathers need to be grateful that they […]