May. 22nd, 2006

l33tminion: (Hope)
Events from the last few days:

On Friday, I went to see The Da Vinci Code, which was a very faithful translation of the book to film (some excellent commentary on the book can be found here and here).

On Saturday, Xave came over to visit, although this was far more complicated than anticipated due to train-related mixups.

Sunday was graduation. The ceremony was excellent (and so was the reception afterwards). It was quite something to see all the faculty and staff in full academic regalia (with any luck, I'll be able to post pictures later). The (Assistant?) Dean of Spiritual Life at Wellesley, a poetic and wild-eyed man, delivered the invocation and the benediction; they were, without doubt, the most politic and non-denominational prayers I've ever heard in my life. Rick Miller (the college President), Tommy (one of the graduates), and Mark (a professor) all gave excellent speeches. The keynote address, delivered by the head of the F. W. Olin foundation was all right, he rambled on a little longer than necessary, but I guess that's to be expected under the circumstances. The ceremony was very emotional. We've got graduates now. We're a real school!

And, today, I'm leaving on my roadtrip.
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