What to do about Bob

Submitted by jjcho on July 31, 2018 - 11:19pm

TL;DR: Bob McKinless '48 will be awarded the Order of Merit of Lambda Chi Alpha this Saturday. This is, in the parlance, kind of a big deal.

The year 1935 was a fairly momentous one for Omicron Zeta. If I may quote the minutes of March 14:

After a lengthy discussion on the milk situation in the house, Fowler moved, seconded by Wilcox, that the discussion be tabled. Carried. — Edward W. Shineman, Jr., H.G.

Regarding Freddie

Submitted by jjcho on April 19, 2017 - 10:44pm

Facebook reported recently that Jed Donahue '91 had taken a job with Space X in Santa Monica. But lest he think he is the first to work in a cool, Elon Musk-associated industry, I remind everyone that Freddy Pearce was already working in electric cars a few years ago.

Controller Hugh

Submitted by jjcho on September 27, 2016 - 8:40am

Fifty years ago this fall, a little-known assemblyman and political science professor— our Houston I. Flournoy ’50 O-649— was railroaded into running for California State Controller. He won.

At Court

Submitted by jjcho on June 7, 2016 - 1:43am

One day, Ray would say, he would like to get a picture together with all his former stewards, come back to visit. That would really be something.

A Picture, Health

Submitted by jjcho on February 27, 2016 - 9:00pm

They're keeping Ray in the hospital until at least March 8, to look at some other things. Ray was, of course, a Northside guy through-and-through, and got some flak from friends in the old neighborhood when he moved to the Southside. Now he's got a month on the Westside as well. All the better for the memoir, I joked.

The Deliverance of The Tree

Submitted by jjcho on September 3, 2015 - 11:41pm

This summer marks not only the completion of Phase I of the Edgemoor renovation project, but the twentieth anniversary of the refurbishment of the stone front patio, and thus the twentieth anniversary of the Deliverance of The Tree.

An update and a promise from Ray

Submitted by jjcho on February 22, 2013 - 4:56pm

At this time of year my friends are mostly snowboarding (in blue states) or hunting (in red states), activities where I would pose an immediate health and safety concern to the public. So, for the long weekend I opted instead to attend an inaugural conference for alumni volunteers sponsored by OFSIL*, to check on the house, and tend to some neglected friendships in Ithaca.

Mug and Jug at 100

Submitted by jjcho on February 8, 2007 - 12:00am

At this writing, we count 1697 men admitted to our circle, but one hundred years ago, there were but seven, and without the notion to grow beyond seven, much less to 1700.