Foolish papers were published in physics journals on April 1, a man claiming to be from the future was arrested at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, Google changed its name to Topeka for the day and South Street Centre in Boulder Creek sponsored its annual Fool's Day Parade for kids of all ages. South Street Centre, founded by my wife Betsy and her friend Estelle Fein, has for almost 30 years been a gathering place for innovative teachers and learners in the San Lorenzo Valley. No Nobel Prizes yet among South Street alumni but hundreds of adults leading unusual and productive lives have discovered there how to take charge of their own education rather than just following orders.
Not for everyone: the South Street way. More pictures of this year's Fool's Parade here.