Monthly Archives: June 2010

Reunions and Resurrections

June 23—One of the ideas—that reunions are a sort of resurrection—from Rev. C. Davies Reed’s homily during the Big Bash Reunion Sunday worship service in the Chapel a couple of weeks ago seemed a little over the top when I … Continue reading

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Some Big Bash Stories I Don’t Want to Forget

June 18—Some encounters and stories from the Big Bash Reunion I need to remember: 1. Harry Phillips ’65 telling me the story of how Professor Paul Mielke helped he and his then-girlfriend elope (and another professor loaned them a car … Continue reading

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Alum’s Marina is the Top Family Business in Wisconsin

Just finished fact-checking a story I wrote for the upcoming issue about Tom Whowell ’62, who, with his family, owns and operates Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, the largest full-service marina on Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake. Tom gave me a tour of the … Continue reading

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Commencement Flights and Big Bash Rides

The difference between covering our two big year-end events—Commencement and the Big Bash Reunion—is a little like the difference between an airplane flight and a train ride. For the Commencement flight, we know many of the passengers already, but it … Continue reading

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The “In-Between Times”

The photo above of the Rev. C. Davies Reed ’85 was taken at the Big Bash’s Sunday Morning Worship Service a little more than a week ago. I"Big Bash" and "Worship Service" sound a little strange together, but Father Dave’s … Continue reading

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