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Monthly Archives: April 2007

This man was a tremendous inspiration to me.

He spoke at USC’s commencement in 2002 – when all of my non-architecture peers graduated. He spoke about getting fired from his first job – about failing early in life while there’s still time. He spoke about learning from this, and not fearing it.

Until this morning, when I was thinking about him and that speech, I didn’t connect the dots that later that DAY I failed my studio class, and that I was living his lesson even as he was teaching it.

I’ve got a lot more to say about how amazing his journalism was; but I’ll leave that to those who can do it better.

I’ve never heard of a dried-out old ceremony having any impact on your life.
Thank you, David Halberstam for making the one speech, my one personal connection to you, actually mean something.

You probably heard about the Don Imus / Rutgers B-ball brouhaha. Wouldn’t it be great if the Rutgers womens’ basketball team just said…

No. No, as a matter of fact, we Don’t accept your apology.

Ha ha ha ha…

(wipes tiny tear from corner of eye…)

How are you celebrating our happiest holiday?