I just gave a talk. I feel as though I’ve waited my whole life to give it. I was invited to come back to Yale and address freshmen from low-income households. I met up with some of them ahead of time for a small-group dinner. I then met with a broader group. My topic: Top
It has been a busy August, and, today, I had an unusual day: many meetings, each of which was professionally interesting and personally rewarding. For example, I connected last autumn with a local high school senior, who was accepted Early Action to Yale. Our deal was that if he chose Yale, I’d treat him to lunch.
My dear friend Stacy Donohue was in a singing group her senior year of college. It’s a special group, called Whim ‘n Rhythm, for which a select group of senior women are chosen each year. They sing a great deal and tour around the world. For me, I find a cappella music very moving. At
I am transitioning back to Real Life after a college reunion. And, I’m fighting a case of The Blues. Let me explain. The reunion was awesome. The pics and comments posted on our class’s private Facebook page really captured the vibe of the event. As an aside, my nametag got a lot of laughs (see below).
When you strive to live a full life and go all-out, this happens: the days feel long, but the years feel short. And, that’s what’s happened to me. Hard to believe that so much time has transpired so quickly. I’m at a life milestone: the 25th college reunion. So many people have traveled back to
I am still thinking about the talk I gave yesterday at Brown, about which I wrote here. A student from Brazil, Gabrielle Bufrem, asked me a question about decision-making after college. I told her that the most important thing to learn for making better choices was this: learning to fail. You see, if you get