About Us

Michael Himick, at Lake Louise, Alberta
Michael Himick created the Action Learning Club in 2010 after spending nearly a decade as publisher and editor-in-chief of Knowledge News. Before that, Michael was vice president and executive producer at LifeMinders and managing editor of Britannica.com.

Kate Himick, at Dolphins Plus in Key Largo, Florida
Kate Himick, 11, selects and writes posts for the “For Kids” section.
Kate loves to read and wants to be a marine biologist.

Will Gerard, Pitching for the Edison Comets
Will Gerard, 13, selects and writes posts for the “For Kids” section, too.
Will loves to read and plays sports of every sort.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christine Millington
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 16:18:31

    Michael, it is great to see you back. I’ve been missing you and all of the knowledge that you have imparted to me over the years. Looks like you’ve got a good crew of “kids” to keep you on your toes.

    Best of luck,
    Christine Millington


  2. Michael Skarzynski
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 16:49:32


    Congratulations on launch of Action Learning Club!

    I wish you continued success.

    Best regards,
    Michael Skarzynski


  3. Ruth Coleman
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 17:09:26

    Wow! This is such a coincidence! I only yesterday cleaned my e-mail and routinely got rid of folders that are no longer used; as I deleted the “Knowledge News” and “Every Learner” folders (lots of the content is saved to my harddrives), I felt a real stab of sadness and regret and paused to think of you and wish you well. So I am really thrilled to say congratulations and best wishes to your new endeavor and can’t wait to start receiving the new material.

    Best wishes,
    Ruth Coleman


  4. Moyna Joseph
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 17:12:40

    Coincidence / synchronicity / serendipity ? Just last week I wondered regretfully where my fix of Knowledge News had disappeared to. Thanks for this marvelous answer to my query!


  5. Michael Troop
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 17:15:00

    Great to see you’ve returned. I was avid reader of Knowledge News and its successor, Every Learner, and was disheartened when you stopped publishing these wonderfully knowledgeable emails.

    Looking forward to your new emails.


  6. Mary Kaye Campbell
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 18:14:06

    Thank you so much! I’ve missed your site. The dolphin video is amazing!
    So much to learn…..


  7. wendi
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 20:19:26

    YAY!!! We have missed you!


  8. pbh
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 20:45:37

    I add my best wishes for success and glad to see you are back!


  9. Teri Nielsen
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 21:36:36

    A GREAT BIG WELCOME BACK. Oh, how I have missed you!! I wish you much success so that you will continue this earnest endeavor forever.


  10. Priscilla Kay Smith
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 23:17:18

    Just yesterday I went to look at an old e-mail and saw an old Knowledge News one. I thought “what a shame it is no more”. I enjoyed so much during the time I received it. You have made an old lady (89) very happy with your return.


  11. Scott Wilson
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 06:48:13

    I’ve missed you…. I always looked forward to receiving your treasures of information. I’m glad that you have returned from the “dead”, and I wait for the event to begin.


  12. Sandy
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 07:27:33

    Welcome back – I had also been cleaning out older email folders and wondered whether we’d hear from you again. Looking forward to the new stuff! =]


  13. Pa
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 07:36:47

    Great to have you back! I’ve been checking my email for some time with the hope of receiving information about Knowledge News.


  14. Chris Robinson
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 08:06:20

    Another one who in the last week has pondered the late Knowledge News, felt priviliged to have received it regularly and regretted the opportunity to share it any longer with my four young ones.
    Then . . . CRIKEY! . . . you’re back in a new packet!
    Thanks, may you sail well on the river flowing to my door.


  15. Marga Westlake
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 08:22:07

    Dear Michael, blessings. I loved Knowledge News. Started a memory-learning workshop that is in tune with your action learning club; we call it, “Empower Your Genius”. You are a genius too.


  16. Marly Elizabety Escovar
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 08:22:12

    Thank you for coming back! It is a great tool for learning English properly and add up new knowledge that increase the way for “social conversation”.


  17. Lisa Schmidt
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 08:34:17

    Wow this really is weird/serendipitous! Like Moyna Joseph I just last week inquired about my Knowledge News subscription, missing it – just as it was being “re-born”…. I also loved the dolphin video!!


  18. sharontravel
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 12:12:04

    Been missing your keen thoughts! Welcome back and thanx.


  19. Luis Rafael Pereira
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 20:28:18

    I’ve missed you a lot and I was really sad for your disappearance. I thought that you had died or something. Well, as that famous quote about ‘news of death greatly exagerated’ I am really happy you are back. Keep up the good work and good luck. I am really happy now!
    Luis Rafael Pereira
    P.S. Welcome.


  20. Michael Brodock
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 05:23:42

    I am also glad you are back. Thanks for everything you’ve given us and thanks for everything you will. ;)


  21. Prince
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 10:12:49

    It is great to see you guys back in a refreshingly new avatar. I missed Knowledge News and am very happy to see you again. All the best. My support will always be with you.


  22. Ellie Perla
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 11:38:47

    Thanks for sending the sign-up e-mail. I thought you guys were no longer open for business. I loved reading your posts, and I’ve missed them. I look forward to receiving them once more, and enrich my day with better things than the daily news, or at least a smarter take on these. Thanks!!!!!


  23. Lisa Whittington
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 23:32:23

    Michael, there you are! I too have been missing my Knowledge News dose of sanity. One day recently I realized I hadn’t heard from you in a while, and I had it on my to-do list to find out what happened to Knowledge News. It is a huge relief to see you resurfacing with a new project. My husband and I both work as editors and have endured life-changing career upheavals these past two years — so we empathize with your struggle toward a new editing identity. Good luck with the Action Learning Club — it looks like a winning idea! I’ll be sure to stay tuned.


  24. Lorraine Doering
    Jan 22, 2011 @ 14:33:01

    Good to see you back!


  25. Chuck "Chuckles" Lord
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 08:30:30

    I have attained the age of what a child calls, “Really OLD.” My first great-grandchild will be born in the next couple months. I have been a clown for the last 13 years. a great clown (Red Skelton I think) once said, “The great thing about being a clown is that you get to act like you are six years old.” That means looking at the entire world with eyes of wonder. Starting years ago in Knowledge News, you have looked at the entire world, and beyond. The six year old in me says that you have done a great job and I am looking forward to what you post in the future.


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