This is the home for YOUR content.  Feel free to add ANYTHING that you think would be of broad interest to the Class.  It might be a story or a remembrance.  Or a thought about Yale’s current or former impact on you or the world.  It might be something you thought about for your essay, but didn’t write.  It could even be a link or a reprinted post you did for another audience but which you think your Classmates would enjoy.[1]

Anyway PLEASE feel free to share anything you think Classmates would like to read.  Based on the experience of the listserv, I would request that you NOT use this as a platform to promote your partisan political or religious views.  Let’s face it: You aren’t gonna convert anyone at this late date.  And we get enough of screaming heads on TV.  That said, if you want to talk about YOUR life, have at it; just be honest (vulnerable?) with yourself and with us.   Hopefully, no one will be hostile, either in the main post or in any comments. Disagreement is fine … just make it civil, please.

Just press the button and follow your nose.  You’ll have complete control to edit or delete it later.

Memories and Observations

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Yale Wins NCAA Men’s National Lacrosse Title

After 47 years, Yale has ended the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse season as the best team in the country. I don't remember much about our lacrosse team.  Were we much of a contender? The Bulldogs' 17th win of the season ended nearly a half-ce...

The New “Memories and Observations” Section Launches

We've had several requests from Classmates to simply open the website up and allow people to write freestyle posts on any subject they'd like to share with the Class.  It might be a story, a scanned picture, a memory, a poem, a tribute to a teacher...

Tom Wolfe (RIP) And New York

Author's Note: The recent death of Tom Wolfe (Yale '57 PhD, American Studies) brought up a bunch of memories, some of which are in an article I wrote for LEAR'S magazine in 1990, and republished recently on Salon.  When we were in college I was ...


[1] The inaugural post in this section — Jim Sleeper’s profile of Tom Wolfe (Yale Ph.D, American Studies, ’57) — falls in that latter category; it’s not exactly connected to our Yale, although many of us loved many of Wolfe’s books.

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