Happy 21st Ben! As is typical of you, the day will be spent working for Senator Gillibrand, helping her constituents get tax refunds, war medals and researching funding and tax policy. Soon you will be the sole undergrad student on the committee to choose the new Dean of NYU’s Liberal Arts College. President Sexton has good taste. A summer article appears in the Washington Square News where you will complete your term as Opinion Editor this Fall.
As you near graduation you’ve already accomplished more than most. To say that I am proud is obvious. Over the years we’ve learned a lot from each other. I gain insights and perspective from you all the time. I am happy that you still seek my advice as well as your Dad’s. We love that we remain resources even if you’ve eclipsed us in your knowledge of technology, economics and many other fields.
Can’t believe it has been 21 years since I walked across Lafayette Park in SanFran to get you born. Apologies for the indulgent post, but’s it’s my blog and I’ll kvell if I want to. Happy Birthday Benjamin Philip Joseph!