The internet service at my house is out so this is just a quick note from the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Business Information Center in the Jones School, where I stopped on my way out to the stadium parking lot.
I’ve been thinking about Norman Hackerman a lot lately. I was quite fond of him and enjoyed pretty much all the time I spent talking to him. I sometimes aggravated him with all my questions but he answered them, and he said something to me once that was so incisive in it’s wisdom that I’ll never forget it: “You need to wise up, kid.” It was a good natured remark, said only as a statement of fact and it was (and remains) true. I smile every time I think of it.
I smiled again when I ran across this picture of him watching a Rice track meet from the stadium steps. He looks kind of cool, like he’s there just for the fun of it. I don’t know who’s sitting next to him.
I’m promised internet tomorrow. We’ll see.