Monday, June 25, 2007

Slightly Off Topic: Carpe Diem.

Newark Advocate: Risk avoidance should not be the overriding concern in politics, life


A week earlier at my son's high school graduation, a different speaker, the colorful entrepreneur and oil man T. Boone Pickens, told of his own boom-and-bust years and said he'd learned as much from failing as succeeding. Now approaching 80, Pickens said he'd trade places with any 18-year-old graduate, giving up all his wealth, all the planes, all the fame and accolades for another shot at life's promise. He sounded eminently and passionately believable.