Today’s Birthday: Jim Henson

It's September 24, and on this date in 1936, Jim Henson was born.  Although he died in 1990, he continues to teach countless children through the shows and characters he created.  Those of us who are in our 30s and older know of his true genius in creating and voicing many of the characters who were immortalized on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.  Most notably he was the voice of Kermit the Frog and Ernie, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that he also voiced Guy Smiley, the popular Muppet game show host.  Even two decades after his death, his production company continues to put forth entertaining and educational offerings for people of all ages.  In his life, Jim Henson helped many of us become comfortable with learning new things.  He did it through television and puppets, which is a reminder that you don't necessarily have to be in a classroom to learn something new.  You can do that just by being observant of the world around you or even by watching television.  Try it for yourself today and tomorrow, and we'll be back with a new blog entry on Wednesday.