Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Delivering a commencement address is a great responsibility; or so I thought until I cast my mind back to my own graduation. The commencement speaker that day was the distinguished British philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock. Reflecting on her speech has helped me enormously in writing this one, because it turns out that I can’t remember a single word she said. This liberating discovery enables me to proceed without any fear that I might inadvertently influence you to abandon promising careers in business, law or politics for the giddy delights of becoming a gay wizard.
You see? If all you remember in years to come is the ‘gay wizard’ joke, I’ve still come out ahead of Baroness Mary Warnock. Achievable goals: the first step towards personal improvement.
J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement : Harvard Magazine
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
I do not think that it is different this time. Leadership often only tends to look go in hindsight.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Winning the election is vital. There must be a rollback of the unconstitutional and un American policies of this administration. Most important is to change the policy of torture.
Winning the post election politics will also be difficult. The right wing media and blogs will fight to keep the status quo. Concentration of corporate power is particularly noticeable in TV.
He is deeply involved in policy discussions, particularly involving energy. It was a bit disconcerting however that he used the quote that there 100 square miles of solar panels could supply US electrical demand, but did not have a guesstimate about the cost and how to build it.
Howard Dean says that the most effect thing that one can do to contribute to the campaign is to go door to door. Personal contact is most effective.