Williams ’68

Into the wild purple yonder

Welcome to the Williams Class of 1968 website. Browse our newest content and linger to explore our past.

The Bards of Brooks House

John Fulkerson and Ted McMahon, both former residents of Brooks House, joined forces to to send us each three of their favorite poems. We’ve published Ted’s work here before, but this is the first time we’ve heard from John. From John Fulkerson’s collection: Thin Places I thought about Iona, a Scottish isle that’s thin and […]


The Return of the Quiz Kids

This is good mental exercise, as it turns out, and adds to that vital cognitive reserve. Here are the latest teasers from the team of Steinberg, Heiss, and Caskey: Stuff


When I’m –wait for it– 75

World Enough and Time I am 75 now – and one of the great gifts is that I can read almost perfectly. I can finally read Virginia Woolf and go silent at her gift. I can read Hemingway and know precisely what is good and what is bunk. I can read almost perfectly. I can […]


What can we be thankful for?

In Wim Wenders’s award winning 1987 film Wings of Desire (Himmel über Berlin), renowned actor Bruno Ganz plays an angel who sheds his wings and joins the seething mass of humanity in troubled pre-1989 Berlin. He’s fallen in love with the lovely Solveig Dommartin, who plays a trapeze artist. Before he takes that step, however, […]


Remembering Bob Cricenti

We lost classmate and good friend Bob Cricenti on September 27, 2020. We’ve composed a tribute to him, as we’ve done for others, with remembrances and photos. Please take a moment to browse.