It is often said, and I believe it to be true, that the measure of any teacher's success is his or her students. I am at that point in my career where many of my former students are now established and increasingly eminent professionals and members of the community. I take no credit for their successes, but I relish these nevertheless. So it was especially great to receive a call a few weeks ago from Ernesto Caceres, now with the Department of Justice in Toronto. Ernesto is a triathlete and he is going the full distance at IM Mont Tremblant in 2012, his second Ironman. And he has single-handedly galvanized buzz around the scholarship project. We will building a team of triathletes and acquaintances in the legal community, dedicating their sporting or other efforts to raising money for the scholarship. My next task by December will be to put up an umbrella webpage housing this collective effort. And then we will begin fundraising (and training!) with gusto. If you're interested, drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lonely road and pool lengths just got a little less lonely. Thank you Ernesto!