Virginia is for Mike Lovers
For those of you who don't know, our President, Mike Hughes, has been living with lung cancer for about fifteen years. And while he’s been doing a hell of a job fighting it off, he recently began to feel worse. Writing frequent posts in his blog, Unfinished Thinking, Mike expressed regret for one to-do list he's yet to complete. And some big hearts down in our ITS department decided to help.
From: John Behen
Subject: Unfinished Lists
Date: February 13, 2013 11:49:18 AM EST
To: Mike Hughes
Cc: The Martin Agency
From your blog:
“There is one list I can’t help feeling guilty about abandoning. When I was a senior English major in 1970, the world was going a little crazy. Protests, students taking over University, riots, Kent State, etc. Of course (of course!) we couldn’t take tests in that environment. So a skeptical but graceful professor in my “Modern British Novel” course, made us pledge that we read five specific novels. I took the pledge and immediately lost the reading list. I’ve been meaning for the past 43 years to see if I could find it to finish my assignment. I’m not sure, but I’m betting that’s not going to happen now.”
Nice try, but you aren’t getting out of this one.
Last week, we spoke to the Washington and Lee registrar…
…who talked to a lot of professors…
…and talked to a lot of retired professors…
…then talked to the daughter of your professor…
…who talked to your professor, her dad.
Here is the list, fresh from the 1970 presses:
1. The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion, by Ford Madox Ford
2. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
3. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
4. A Room with a View, by E. M. Forster
5. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne
We in ITS have the books ready for your iPad, coming your way shortly. Happy reading.
Mike has always said, “Do work you love with people you love.” Well Mike, we want you to know: we love you. Have a superb Valentine’s Day.
Now get back to work and start reading.