Thursday, February 7, 2008


Where to begin? Lewis Carroll suggested to "Begin at the beginning...and go on till you come to the end: then stop." Imagine a Blog with a beginning and an end!

This adventure began with a dinner in Hanover, NH in late October. I was asking my host for recommendations for professors with whom I could partner in my part of the Connecticut woods. Save the Children offers its long-term employees a sabbatical, and I was looking to teach and learn (and write). "Why not consider Dartmouth?" he asked. "Why not?" I said. In hindsight I'm reminded of the adage, "be careful what you wish for; you just might get it!" I soon had a formal invitation, and the planning began.

At this point, it is customary to say what you intend to do in this bit of writing. For the on-line media it may include a commitment to frequency, topics to cover, places to visit, goals to achieve. I will resist all of that. If I have something worth saying, I'll say it. Otherwise expect nothing. You just may get it.



Unknown said...


All the best with your fellowship. WHat a fantastic experience it will be!

Mike Pellegrino

David Isaak said...

I will be looking forward to your experiences and narrative Ed. What an opportunity!

Dave Isaak

Elizabeth Adams said...

Congrats, Ed. Will look forward to your posts!

ntenhross said...

Looking forward to hearing about your journeys!

Billy Sun said...

Congrats! Enjoy your journey and keep the blog coming.

Lee said...

It will be interesting to hear from you on how things are going.


Unknown said...


Congratulations! I will look forward to your posts!

Mark Peshoff

Anonymous said...


Congratulations! Enjoy your time at Dartmouth. If you ever find yourself in the Boston area, please look me up.