Thursday, April 14, 2005

Virginia Tech Spring speakers

Last night Elie Wiesel spoke at Virginia Tech.

Tech has offered a diverse pallete of speakers this Spring. Mary Matlin and James Carville appeared last month. They followed hard on the heels of Jesse Ventura, coiffed somewhat like Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Carribean," and Reverend Al Sharpton, coiffed somewhat like a duck. (Political junkies will understand that James Carville was not coiffed at all.)

There was a time I routinely attended these type of appearances, but the last one I enjoyed or learned anything from was by writer Tom Wolfe, years ago. I do wish I had heard and seen Wiesel, as his life ties in with the book I am presently reading on John Paul II. Terrible, terrible times.