A TALENTED BRO
Last weeks posting of Dave Brubeck's Take Five
and attendant memories, brought one more from the back
of the brain.
I wish I could remember his name, but I am grateful
to an upperclassman who lived on my freshman
dorm floor. He walked with a brace, the result of
polio, so he had a single room near an exit. With the
extra space he had converted it to a "pad" complete
with shelves, a chair, lamps and a stereo system.
The room was full of jazz albums and on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons, when most of us were doing the kind of things college freshmen did, he had his door open and the jazz was wailing. There were no complaints, though he always made sure he was not interrupting study.
Not a likely event!
A few of us would gather into his room and he would
pick tunes and give us a little tutorial. One of his
favorites, and already one of mine was the
piece the THE WEEKENDER :) offers for your
and one more cool thing
About a year ago a group of fraternity brothers who
have stayed in touch, re-connected with Steve
who was a married senior our freshman year.
Steve Clippinger has had a marvelous
career as an artist. Part of the joy
in getting to know Steve is to see
his incredible body of work.
Here's a WEEKENDER :) bonus
See you down the trail.