Posts Tagged ‘Reflection’

100 Days

February 25, 2016
I don’t like countdowns.  Almost every weekend in the winter, I stand in a starting gate somewhere in New England, listening to a clock robotically count down from five at the beginning of a race. …Read More

Things I learned while I’m concussed

February 6, 2016
I’m baaackkk after a very long hiatus!! For the last few weeks or so, I’ve been visited by my not-very-pleasant-friend whose name is Concussion. The first few initial days were pretty disorientating and frustrating, as everything…Read More

Brooke, Brookie, Brooklyn, River, Stream?

February 5, 2016
I have always thought that having a twin would be so cool. Someone to share clothes with, birthday’s with, pictures with, someone to graduate Kindergarten with, high school with, someone to experience all the major…Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2016
It’s good to be back together after the break.  Below are my comments from assembly today. All the best in the new year! Matt ___________________________ Welcome back in this new year. I am so proud…Read More

Veterans Day

November 12, 2015
On behalf of our community, thank you to the men and women who have served in our armed forces. Great thanks to Charlie Newell for talking to our students on Veterans Day. Charlie served in…Read More


September 17, 2015
      This was my second of three “start of year” assemblies by the head of school.  At assembly this past Wednesday, the topic was respect. __________________________________________________________ Last week, I talked about the morality of…Read More

What is the morality of Gould?

September 11, 2015
This was the framing question I posed at last Tuesday’s assembly. The answer is simple: we work to make the world a better place. Here’s the rest of the message I delivered to students: We’re not…Read More

Memorial Day

May 25, 2015
I’m thinking about the servicemembers and families here, and around the world, affected by violent conflict. Below are my remarks at this morning’s assembly.   Today we remember the sacrifices of the men and women…Read More

Is that monkey really smiling?

April 27, 2015
Why Leaders Don’t Learn from Success, Harvard Business Review, April 2011 This piece is a not-so-gentle cautionary tale about false assumptions. People and organizations often see success as confirmation of their approach or work and don’t spend enough…Read More

Veterans Day Moment

November 11, 2014
This morning’s reflection at assembly. ———- It’s Veterans Day. I am a veteran and proud to have served my country. On this day, I think about my fellow veterans and I think about young people.…Read More