Greetings and Salutations
It's graduation time, which means it is time for a commencement address.
I've never been invited to give one, but that hasn't stopped me from writing one.
These are three of my "Greetings and Salutations" columns, pieces that follow the form and format of commencement addresses.
This year's piece is particularly dark. I don't know why. It may just reflect my mood at the moment.
I wrote another in 2005 and another in 2004.
For the record, I have never been invited to be a commencement speaker. After reading these pieces, I know why.