Give a Eulogy

The maternal side of my family, including my grandmother, in the middle, whose house we were emptying in this photograph from summer 2006. My grandmother died last week, and I was privileged, though saddened, to eulogize her at her wake.

The maternal side of my family, including my grandmother, in the middle, whose house we were emptying in this photograph from summer 2006. My grandmother died last week, and I was privileged, though saddened, to eulogize her at her wake.

I don’t think I was ever naive enough to believe all the experiences I wanted to have were pleasant ones.

Today I eulogized my maternal grandmother, who died last Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at the young age of 74.

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Major Speech (My Temple University Commencement Speech)

Today I graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia.

I was honored enough to be named student commencement speaker. Speaking in front of 8,000 people in the Liacouras Center constituted as a major speech, in my young mind, so it was something else to cross off the list.

Read text of the speech here.

See other speaking I’ve done here.

Skydiving

Go skydiving: May 15, 2004, I went skydiving with a family friend in Andover, N.J. Proof to come.