Commencement 2020

In 2010, I delivered a commencement address to my 416 graduating peers of Moorhead High School. I tried to synthesize some ideas on legacy – and probably only succeeded in putting a few to sleep. Fear not, for I have a much shorter and likely more effective message for this year’s graduates on the 10th […]

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Seder-Skier Podcast Reflections: Nathan Alsobrook – “The way coaching should be.”

Below are my reflections on my conversation with Nathan Alsobrook, the head coach at Bowdoin College. Our podcast will be released tomorrow. Maine’s state slogan is, “The way life should be.” After my conversation with Nathan Alsobrook, who joined us on this episode of the Seder-Skier Podcast, I was left thinking it might be appropriate […]

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Thanks Mom

In his memoir, Days of Grace, the legendary tennis player, humans rights activist, and AIDS victim Arthur Ashe asks, “What happened to black America since 1954?” His answer is a 20+ page essay criticizing his fellow black Americans for lowering their moral and educational standards, for forgetting they once fought for true justice and not […]

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