Once upon a time there was a boy who could fly. He was described as having a cat-like ability to leap upwards with very little effort. His ability to lift into the air would generate energy within others in a way few have been able to replicate. The boy could fly and his ability was […]Read More A New Generation of Flight
A few times over the years of posting thoughts and ideas and commentary and the occasionally rare criticism I have made the following remark: “My humble hat is stapled to my head.” It’s true…ok, perhaps not stapled but most assuredly Gorilla Glued on. I am always quick to deflect congratulatory statements from others, passing them […]Read More Unexpected Wonderful Surprise
Where do I begin? I suppose I could start by thanking the folks who busted their butts to make today such a success (Jess, Jen, Brent, Zaniah) but I did that multiple times today. I suppose I could thank the “Baby Band” for rockin’ the joint and causing the alumni to smile, laugh, and in many, […]Read More Homecoming Post Mortem…
…but not about what you may think. Sure, I’ve got tons of memories racing through my head about the last 20 years here at UD. But today I came across a post by Brian Balmages. It contained a link to a YouTube video Roger Blackburn uploaded. It was of the Philadelphia Brass Ensemble from 1969. This […]Read More Pre-Homecoming Week Brings Back Memories…
For the first time in my career–perhaps life–I find myself enjoying a moment of peace and restfulness. I’m sitting on my deck at home, sipping a new coffee from my favorite coffee roaster in New Jersey (Moon Doggie Coffee Roasters – try them!) called “Ground Zero – Fat Man French Roast.” It’s 64 degrees outside, […]Read More 20 Years At The Helm – Whoddah Thunk It!
There are things that happen for a reason. When each event occurs rarely is one aware of the specific reason for the situation to unfold the way it does. However, during the last four years I have become a little more aware of such moments, but only in the belief that there is a reason behind […]Read More A Thank You…28 Years In The Making
This past July I sat in a restaurant with two friends and one, Linda Hannum, described the experience her son had when he was a volunteer in Haiti. To say it was extraordinary barely scratches the surface. During the conversation Linda said that one can never truly grasp what those people are going through and […]Read More The Myth Of A Shared Reality