Life Consists of More, Thank Goodness, Than Politics
There are also autumn nights, college songs, reunions of old friends, and, in at least one New England college town, huge bonfires constructed, according to ancient tradition, by freshmen.
At this hour, Dartmouth College is celebrating Dartmouth Night, the first great event of Homecoming Weekend. (The second great event will be the defeat of the Columbia football team at Memorial Stadium tomorrow afternoon.)
Running circles around the bonfire, members of the Class of 2015, including--if you'll indulge a personal note--my oldest son, egged on by upperclassmen, including--indulge me again--my oldest daughter. Herewith a couple of photographs of bonfires past and a screenshot, from a livecam, captured on his computer by a misty-eyed father in California just seconds ago, of the bonfire in Hanover this very night.
Off, now, to a high school football game in Santa Clara, and then tomorrow morning I'll watch the Dartmouth-Columbia game on my computer, and, tomorrow afternoon, see the Stanford-Washington game in person.
Anybody else here on Ricochet have any football--not politics, football--in store for the weekend?