Fred E sent me this commencement address. I’m passing it on because Loinfruit gets his masters in urban planning from Virginia Tech tonight. Believe it or not, he’s pretty sharp. And he knows more about renewables and energy efficiency than anybody I ever heard from. He’s very dedicated to helping bring about a green future for the planet, even though he tells me that he doesn’t want to be reincarnated here. Nor in this Galaxy. He wants to show up next time in a different universe.

The speaker here is very good. He speaks of his father who dropped out in the third grade. My father had to drop out in the third grade when he was 8 years old. He went to work shoveling coal in some steel works. That was in 1909. And the speaker quoted his father several times. On thing he said struck me because my father, who died when I was 14, used to tell me the same thing. “If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”

Thanks, Fred.

Commencement Address

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1 Response to Graduation

  1. Susan Mackey-kallis says:

    Dear Buddy,

    I have loved reading your blog. Sorry we lost touch. Congrats on Loinfruit’s master’s graduation. Maybe there’s hope for the world with someone with his intelligence and dedication to saving our planet and improving our cities in it!

    Can we chat via email off line? Please send me your email.


    Your long lost second cousin Sue!

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