Thad and Polly Seymour – Old Friends

President Thad Seymour H'78 and his wife Polly talk with Jim and Jan Wood

That’s “my” President in the background – Thad Seymour H’78.  That’s his lovely wife Polly in the red jacket.

For me, catching up with them in Florida was like an alumnus coming back to campus after many, many years.   Something familiar.  Something reassuring.  The world is still good.   After all, I last saw them…well, it was forever ago….and then some.

Thad’s still very much Wabash through and through…and so is Polly.

All is right in my world…at least for the next couple of hours!

Morning Coffee with Dick Havel ’57

Dick Havel '57 on his balcony

I joined Dick for coffee on Wednesday morning at his condo.  Even though it was overcast, I was struck by the view.

Dick and I told stories about everything for Stecks Clothing to the Scarlet Inn to Morris Hall as brand new to Vic Powell – it was a great trip down memory lane.

The interesting thing was our common stories were separated by 14 years…but that the way it works with Wabash.  The faces and spaces change, but the experiences never do.

(Don’t tell Carol that it was in the upper 70s yesterday and I had dinner with friends Leigh and Cory Olson ’85 outside!)

No “Two Hour Delay” Here!

Monday, Feb 6, 2012

The local schools often have 2 hour delays when weather creates a challenge.  The last two days it’s been early morning freezing fog. (no school Sunday of course…unless you have…)

Took this walking to my first meeting yesterday morning. (One of 6 yesterday…)  The fog was thick, but not so think you couldn’t see the campus buildings as you closed in on them.

Beautiful in a weird way…(not good flying weather.)

Off to Florida tomorrow…yes, it’s work!


A Bow Tie Any Alumnus Would Love

Now that's a bow tie.

Snapped this right before Chapel last week.  One of the new Sphinx Club pledges.  I think he’s seen the bow ties worn by a classmate of mine and taken it to the “next level.”  Heck, he’s almost color coordinated with his “pot.”

He’s thinking that he finally gets a donuts after yelling “Go To Chapel!” for 15 minutes out on the Mall.

Pizza…Pasta…Div III “Chefs”

Professor Steve Morillo

Professor Steve Morillo talked in Chapel yesterday – make sure you get to his talk on YouTube.

Come to find out, Steve and I have something in common.  Steve and I share an Oxford University connection – Steve studied there after Harvard and I flew over it many times!

Steve’s chapel talk was interesting food for thought.  He addressed curricular opportunities from a menu and chef perspective.  Teaching our young men to eat healthy at a young age helps them stay fit for life.  Teaching our young men to prepare healthy menu choices is even better.  Teaching our your men to cook up their own education may have exactly the same impact – a life for of learning.

I strongly recommend you tune in to Steve’s talk – no pizza served.

Air Raid!

Air Raid!

Boom!  Boom!  Boom!

The first time I heard this last Saturday I instantly went back 30 years and I was under the bleachers before I even thought about where I was.

These guys get a workout – but it’s all a part of the character building of pledgeship.