This is only a small sample of the published work by ’68 class members. Those who attended the In Their Own Write session at our 50th also heard from Alexander Caskey on creating a website; Geoff Connor on working history into novels; John Fulkerson on wine and integrity; Bob Graffagnino on the Greatest Generation; Robert Herzog, reading from his new novel; Ken Jackson on the future of print on paper; Tony Kronman on his “Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan“; Ted McMahon and Rosanne Olson will sing their poetry; Peter Naylor on teaching practical economics; David Sipress (via FaceTime) on cartooning; and Ned Williams on fixing everything.
The Red Balloon that hovers immediately below here was the symbolic icon for the college literary magazine of our day. Please click on that balloon to learn about its history and the importance it held for us.
And then scroll down to learn about our authors, and in many cases, sample their work.
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68 takes up the pen (keyboard? quill?)
Peter, is beyond doubt, the most prolific author to graduate with the Class of 1968, and his books have often found a rightful place on the New York Times Book bestseller list.
Editor of the Red Balloon, stellar scholar of literature, professor, and still writing, click here for a sample of his most recent work.
Pediatrician (retired), drummer, and sculptor, Ted also finds time to write poetry (which we think the many Class of 68 MDs will appreciate)
Peter’s career has been in academia, having taken his interest in economics forward in that direction, and has recently published a book condensing his life’s work and experience. Learn more about that here.
Yale professor and dean, Tony has recently published Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan, which has attracted considerable attention. Learn more about that here. We’ll get to see and hear Tony at our 50th, in several capacities. We look forward to that.
Founder and owner of one of Seattle’s most brilliant bookstores, Peter Miller Books, Peter has also found time to author two cookbooks, one about lunch at work (over which he presides) and the other asparagus-themed (without discriminating against other vegetables). Click here to learn more.
Another of our literary physicians, Bob published part of what you are about to see in the 1968 50th Reunion Classbook, the rest, including some very appealing graphics, can be found here.
We know and remember Bob as a passionate editor of the Williams Record and as our class secretary, but how many of us know about his life as an outdoorsman or landscape designer? He’s written about both. Click here and all will be revealed.
It’s unlikely we’ll ever forget Tom’s sparkling columns in the Willams Record, some of which we’ve reproduced here. He’s gone on to write more columns, centered on life on Maui, and has also helped craft a guidebook to the island. Find more here.
Previously published: Yani Counelis, Willie Willams, and David Sipress
Yani’s artistry extends to the written word as well; we previously published his poem, Mama Hellas. Willie Williams also sent us an extract of his saga in progress that mixes the real and the historical, with the semi-real and the fantastic. And we’re grateful to cartoonist David Sipress for allowing us to reproduce his penetrating glimpse of Trumpland