I’m a proud member of the Princeton class of 1982. My class was chock full of very gifted writers, a number of whom have forged successful careers from their talents. I thought about linking to some of their work, but was afraid of leaving someone out, so I decided not to. I chose to limit my writing in college to classwork and my senior thesis, marching band shows and a couple of radio commercials.
So, I was very excited when the Princeton Alumni Weekly interviewed my for a feature about my various amateur blogging efforts, kicking off a series on alumni bloggers. You can read it here.
I’ve been mentioned in the PAW a few times over the years, mostly in the class notes, but back in 1981, I was part of a joke party, the Antarctica Liberation Front, which ran for student government as a combination protest/work of performance art. I inexplicably was elected, and my friend Phil wrote an article which opened by describing my anguished wandering around the campus in the dark bemoaning the foolishness of the electorate. It turned out to be good practice for the night of November 8, 2016.
The video above is Men Without Hats’ song “Antarctica.” Yes, they had more than one song.