Friday, February 16, 2018

`My Yale College and My Harvard'

My son Michael, 17, had a call first thing this morning from Sen. Ted Cruz’s office. He has been accepted into the United States Naval Academy. I couldn’t be prouder. When I told Joseph Epstein, he replied: “I have long thought that I should rather have U.S. Marines on my resume than Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or any other school you might name.” This, in turn, reminded me of Ishmael’s boast: “a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.”

2 comments:

Dick Cornflour said...

Congratulations to you and your son.

(I hope that, in this case, you can accept a pseudonymous comment.)

huisache said...

congrats to your son and his parents and I share the sentiment