I remember seeing Chip in the Quad duriing Freshman year. He was throwing a frisbee with someone, then listening to where the return landed so he could pick it up. It was just one more adjustment that he made in his life. Playing the organ, though, was an amazing achievement. RIP, Chip.
Sorry I won't be able to attend this year. I guess I'm blessed to still have a career which includes lots of travel; and I realized that I had over-booked my travel schedule. Gloria and I live just 5 miles north of Boston's Logan Airport, and will always welcome any old Oberlin friends to stop by for a visit [if I'm in town].
My work as an Ambassador for the Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ] keeps me busy and on my toes. I'm eager to see an end to scholarly publishing business models that are based on making sure that "the wrong people can't access the scholarship". There is no legitimate business reason for scholarly publishing to rely on such models.
Posted on: Jan 07, 2023 at 9:06 AM
One thing is am sure of, none of us as '65 freshmen knew what we would be doing four years later. Even after graduation, very few of us had any idea of where we would be working in '73. Women? Children? Well, that just kinda happened. Grandkids are better. I've been married to the same beautiful woman for 44 years, and still don't get understand why she picked me. Am I successful? I have two sons who are excellent fathers and have their own successful businesses. I have a beautiful daughter, a savvy, executive in a big company, and I find her wonderful despite the fact that she's never taken any advice I've given her. Congrats to you, Michael. Your life sounds perfectly normal.
Posted on: Nov 11, 2022 at 9:57 AM
Happy birthday Willard! I'll be contacting our fellow physics majors soon...
Some of you may have known of the "abortion referral service" on campus back then. During my last two years at Oberlin I also worked full time (!) as a reporter for The Journal daily paper in Lorain. It didn't do much for my grades, but it did get me into the Journalism School at Columbia. Sad to say the abortion service may be needed again, given Ohio's current laws. Allen Memorial Hospital is now run by Catholics who won't even give students birth control, let alone an abortion, even if it were legal. If you want to see the entire newspaper front page - the lead story is the Sharon Tate murders (once upon a time in Hollywood...) You can get the full .pdf here:https://1drv.ms/b/s!AvpCq3VGGwvFmPY1tw8agzk8BtfT7g?e=NilrxG
Happy Birthday Walt ????.
And welcome to the 75ers Club!
Hi Robert, I just saw your comments on David Kurkowski's page - and it brought back fond memories of the Oberlin Inn (and our pinnacle jousts). As I recall, your brother was also involved. Would love to hear how you are both doing. Life has been good. Perhaps we'll get to see each other again at the 2023 Cluster reunion?
Hi classmates. I cordially invite everyone in the NYC metro area to the opening of my new musical Finding Madame Curie. It will be presented at Theatre Row on 42nd St, April 14-23. It tells the story of the scientist everyone knows, but the woman nobody knows. I do hope you will join me. It's not a children's show but it's very suitable for kids 8 and up. So bring your grandkids. Here's a special Obie discount code: NWFOR35 Here's the link to Broadway World: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/FINDING-MADAME-CURIE-To-Open-CreateTheaters-NEW-WORKS-FESTIVAL-20220328
Hi Irwin. I hope you have a wonderful birthday on April 3rd. I have such good memories of the group of us at Oberlin, as well as at my wedding....of you walking down the aisle with my sister, Miriam....as well as your beautiful singing of Dodi Li. Much love to you.
Walt, what an amazing career. I congratulate you for all you have done for the environment and for Oberlin. Wendy Schwartz, nee Simon