To my mind, David Marshak is the owl of holistic education. Indefatigable, alert, attentive educator, mentor to many fine educators. Encyclopedic historian, David’s hand print is all over the holistic education landscape. His book, The Common Vision, helped legitimize spirituality as integral to holistic education. His extensive experience, starting in a New England prison in the ’70s, to helping found and then accepting the first presidency of SelfDesign Graduate Institution, with a long professorship at Seattle University in between, reveal a person able to listen, participate, and impart wisdom to those he touches. Like I said, an owl.