“Lather was thirty years old today.
They took away all of his toys.
His mother sent newspaper clippings to him,
About his old friends who’d stopped being boys.”

– Grace Slick

There are those moments you never forget as a child, when your innocence is rattled with so much g-force…

“I was lyin’ with my mess-mates on the cold and rocky ground
When across the lines of battle came a most peculiar sound
Says I “Now listen up me boys”, each soldier strained to hear
As one young German voice sang out so clear
“He’s singin’ bloddy well you know”, my partner says to…

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”

Mahatma Gandhi

About 30 years ago or so, I was in the pre-op room for another in a long series of foot and leg operations — inconvenient and painful, but never life…

All my life’s a circle;
Sunrise and sundown;
Moon rolls thru the nighttime;
Till the daybreak comes around.

It seems like I’ve been here before;
I can’t remember when;
But I have this funny feeling;
That we’ll all be together again. …

Years ago, when we were representing the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, we conducted a national study of retired judges to examine the influence of media upon their decisions. No longer contained by the sanctity of their robes, they were free to be more transparent — “Of course we…

“When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!”

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Rode the 600.

Alfred Tennyson’s eloquent poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” bears profound witness to how the…

Richard Levick

Richard Levick is Chairman and CEO of @LEVICK, a leading global communications and public affairs firm.

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