Saturday, November 12, 2005

Kurt Vonnegut 1998 Commencement Address

Yesterday was the birthday of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., our generation's Samuel Clemens, in my opinion. I occasionally revisit Vonnegut's 1998 Rice University commencement address to savor its wit and simple honesty. Its a short speech - enjoy it.

Mr. Vonnegut's website is well worth taking the time to visit. You can even buy a T-shirt or piece of original art.

The apocryphal MIT sunscreen speech was actually an article that appeared in the June 1, 1997 Chicago Tribune, authored by Mary Schmich.

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