4. Looking Out at the Bay


I wish I could take credit for this terrific photo of my son, in which he is captured in a moment of thought while looking out at the Bay here in San Francisco (he and our friends, Jim and George, were out-and-about last Saturday taking in all that the Bay Area has to offer). This photo seems to “get” Leo in such an authentic way: his thoughtfulness, his depth, and his maturity. Thanks to George for snapping this memory (terrific lighting and composition, sir). We will cherish it!

2. Reading List for April and May 2019

I make a concerted effort at reading at least 25 books per year. Beginning today, I am setting a more aggressive goal to read at least 50 books between now and next April 20, 2020. So here is my list for the remainder of April through May 31, 2019. If you have suggestions for future reads, please post them in the comments on social media or here on the blog (below this entry).

  1. Being Presidential by Susan Resneck Pierce

  2. Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan D. Grawe

  3. The Black Book of Poems by Vincent Hunanyan

  4. New Strategies for Educational Fundraising by Michael J. Worth

  5. This is Marketing by Seth Godin

  6. Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan by John Bryson and Farnum Alston

Ongoing Reads (these are books that I am reading over the year given the length of the read)

  1. The Complete Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant

  2. Art by Marilyn Stokstad and Michael W. Cothren

1. A Bit of Housecleaning

Welcome to my personal-professional blog.

Given it’s springtime, I decided to do some major housekeeping, starting fresh with a new approach to posting.

As such, beginning today, you will have access to a variety of insights and information including updates/goings-on at Saybrook University where I am president; as well as personal musings on a range of topics related to family, scholarly endeavors, the arts, book reviews, and other topics that I hope you will find compelling and perhaps even in some cases, provocative. I have the additional objective of posting at least once per day over the next year as I find writing in this format emotionally and intellectually therapeutic.

While my previous blog postings from 2016 are no longer available, I will be re-posting some of my favorite dispatches from the last few years.

Feel free to leave a comment on any of my posts (keep it civil, please). I try to respond in a timely manner!