It is one thing to read the news. It is an entirely other thing to know people directly affected by the news. For example: a former student of mine is Palestinian. One of his friends from Gaza has lost 47 relatives, and others have each lost 10 to 50. A friend’s two relatives (a mother
We do not have family in Gaza or Israel, but some friends, colleagues, and students do. When they suffer, I suffer. A friend has two relatives who are hostages, one a 12 year-old girl (see below). Another has a cardiologist who has lost 23 family members when a building in Gaza was bombed. During drives
“You’re about to burn out and should do some self-care.” That’s what my life coach, Fr. Bill Brown, told me last December. It was all self-inflicted but having two jobs was taking a toll. I have not taken extended time off since 1995, and so, I decided to take a one-month sabbatical in Montana to
What a day! I haven’t been back for HBS graduation since my own decades ago. But yesterday Mrs. T. and I went, and I am so glad we did. We’ve become quite close to a person whom we met before she went to HBS, and so, we wanted to be there to see her graduate.
It took a small miracle, two laptops, five hours, and a savvy daughter to tell me what to do, but we scored Taylor Swift tickets when they were put on sale. Last night was the show, and we had a great time. My daughter’s friend joined us, and it was a lot of fun to
(I occasionally write notes to my students. The latest is below. The second-year students are about to graduate.) Dear Section G and VCPE: I write this to you on a Saturday morning from my HBS office. The campus is largely empty and quiet, and I hope you’re all sleeping in. It was a joy to