Monday, August 01, 2016


Have you noticed the grin on Bill Clinton's face, he must be thinking how wonderful it will be to oversee the White House Interns program when Hillary is elected.  One of the things I get to do at my office is recruit our college interns and externs.  Most of our students are second or third year law students (in the USA, law is a three year graduate degree.)  They are generally very bright, but once in awhile one or in the case of this summer two of them really stand out and give me great hope and optimism for the future.

This summer's students just finished.  T is a law student from the middle of the country, actually she is doing a joint JD/MSW program.  She was one of the brightest students I have worked with.  Her research skills are top notch, she is fast and efficient, she asks the right questions, and was fun to be around.  I am sure her dream of being a social entrepreneur - making a difference in the lives of older adults will be a reality.  She can do anything she puts her mind to.  P is a law student from the middle Atlantic, attending a prestigious law school at a major University in  the middle of no-where north of here.  When he was starting High School, he was only interested in sports and girls, his parents found a really good private boarding school - sacrificed to pay for it and changed his life. He is a great student and a real gentlemen.  He is interested in career in public service and politics.  I asked him to invite me to the Convention when he runs for President - a good reason for me to want to live for another 25 years so I can be there and vote for him.  He'd be good, really very good, nobody can do good like he can, trust him, you'll see (sorry I have heard too much (t)Rump.) Maybe he will invite me to run the White House interns program someday.

Seriously, if these two are any representative of the graduate students who are working through the system, our future is in good hands.


  1. Asking the right questions, that's a wonderful quality in life period. I wish I was better at it.

  2. optimism is sorely lacking nowadays.