OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Sunday, December 10, 2006 :::

Sorensen's End

Conaway has already written his piece on the recently-ended Sorensen classes. I believe the sentiments he expressed are widely shared.

For myself, the ending was quite different, being as it was spent taking a fellow classmate to the doctor (building social capital, don't you know).

As I told some folks over the weekend, I'm not sure what the experience means, or whether it has or will change the way I approach politics. Maybe it has and I simply don't realize it (yet).

One undeniable and extremely valuable thing I take away from Sorensen is friendship. And perhaps it's on this personal level, and over time, that the real differences will be made.

And on the topic of differences, it's my understanding that a suggestion I made was taken to heart regarding next year's program. To the class of 2007 I have one thing to say: Do the reading.

And to my classmates -- my friends -- my best wishes go with you, always.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 12/10/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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