Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

Intellectually Generous

Something I aspire to be

Photo by John Moeses Bauan on Unsplash

Last week I went to my stepfather Al’s memorial. Al, almost 94 when he died, was a lifelong academic and my mother planned a funeral with speakers who could talk about that realm of his life.

All three speakers shared how intellectually generous Al had been. A former Ph.D. student talked about how Al never put his name on abstracts that she submitted even…

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